Our Mac hard drive might become dead/failed at any time. When we find our hard drive does not respond anymore, becomes not mounted, unreadable, inaccessible or we find an invalid volume header in Disk Utility, that means our hard drive is dead/failed. We are most concerned about the security of data stored on it when our Mac hard drive becomes dead/failed. But in most cases, we will lose data from dead/failed hard drive. Fortunately, we can recover data from dead/failed Mac hard drive.
The less operation we have done to the dead/failed hard drive, the more possibility for us to recover data from dead/failed Mac hard drive. So we have to recover data from dead/failed Mac hard drive immediately when we find our Mac hard drive becomes dead. If we have backed up the dead/failed hard drive with Time Machine, we can recover data from dead/failed hard drive on macOS with Time Machine. But if we don't have backup for the dead/failed Mac hard drive, it is a big problem for us to recover data from dead/failed Mac hard drive. In this situation, professional and free Mac hard drive recovery software: iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can help us to recover data from dead/failed Mac hard drive.
Recover data from dead/failed Mac hard drive with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery
As professional and free Mac data recovery software, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is fully compatible with macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/Sierra 10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7. It enables us to recover data from failed/crashed/dead MacBook Pro/Air hard drive on macOS no matter the hard drive is unreadable hard drive, unmountable hard drive, or invalid volume header hard drive, etc. Deleted/lost files also can be recovered from hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, flash drive, SD card, CF card, memory card and other storage devices, no matter which are documents, photos, videos, emails or music. What's more, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is safe and easy-to-use for us to recover data from dead/failed Mac hard drive.
Video Tutorial: How to recover data from dead Mac hard drive?
Solution 1: If you have only one Mac computer
You can recover data in Recovery Mode through iBoysoft Server.
Step 1: Click the Power button to turn on the Mac, and immediately press COMMAND+OPTION+R keys to boot your Mac into Recovery Mode.
Step 2: Open Terminal from the Utilities drop-down menu.
Step 3: Type: curl -o /tmp/boot.sh http://boot.iboysoft.com/boot.sh && chmod 777 /tmp/boot.sh && /tmp/boot.sh and press Enter. This will launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery through iBoysoft Server.
Step 4: After launching iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery, please select the Mac internal hard drive and click the "Next" button. This program will start scanning for lost files on the drive.
Step 5: Preview the scanning results, and choose the files you want to get back.
Step 6: Click the "Recover" button. You need to specify a different location to store the recovered files.
You can also refer to How to run iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery in Recovery Mode.
Solution 2: If you have two Mac computers
As long as you have another Mac which is working, you can create a bootable drive and then recover data.
Step 1: Download iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on the healthy Mac computer.
Step 2: Install and launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.
Step 3: Click iBoysoft Data Recovery on menu bar and then select "Create Boot Drive".
Step 4: Insert a USB drive into your Mac computer.
Step 5: Follow the wizard to create a bootable recovery drive.
Step 6: After that, please insert iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery bootable USB drive into the unbootable Mac computer, and then press the Power button and Option key (⌥) to start the computer up.
Step 7: Select iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery from the boot options.
Step 8: Follow the wizard to scan for lost data on the dead/failed Mac hard drive.
Step 9: Preview and select the files you want to get back, and then click the Recover button.