Home > Questions

Need to get files from my corrupted Mac hard drive, help!

My coworker stepped on my power cable and my mac lost the power and it won't boot anymore. I have a backup but I also want to save files that are not backed up yet. I am able to remove the hard drive and mount it as an external hard drive via usb adapter on my other mac.

Best Answered by

iBoysoft author Amanda Wong

Amanda Wong

Answered on Monday, February 19, 2024

A sudden power outage could corrupt the Mac hard drive and make the Mac unbootable. To save the unbacked-up files from the corrupted Mac hard drive, you can try professional third-party data recovery software. 

Given that the Mac internal hard drive is the startup disk by default, it locates the operating system and stores user data. When Mac's internal drive is damaged/corrupted and it can not load the OS, then MacBook won't turn on and you can not access all the contents kept on it.

As you said, you have backup up the Mac hard drive before it turns to be unbootable, then you can easily restore those files with your backup such as Time Machine, iCloud, etc. For the newly added files that haven't been backed up yet, you can recover them with data recovery software such as iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac, a professional, risk-free, reliable, and easy-to-use program.

Given that you can remove the corrupted Mac hard drive and connect it as an external disk to another Mac, you can directly download and install iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac on the healthy Mac, select the corrupted Mac hard drive, and click Search for Lost Data to start freely scanning the drive, then freely preview the recoverable files, and check the box of wanted items and click Recover to save them. Only a few steps away from recovering your data!

People Also Ask

Read More Questions

Read More Advice From iBoysoft's Computer Experts

recover data from dead MacBook Pro

How to recover data from crashed/dead MacBook Pro/Air?

About how to recover data from crashed/dead Macbook Pro/Air hard drive with the simplest and fastest ways. And helps repair and restore your MacBook Pro/Air.

Mac Data Recovery Tips

Como recuperar arquivos e projetos do iMovie excluídos e perdidos no Mac

[Novo] Recuperar Arquivos/Projetos Perdidos/Excluídos do iMovie no Mac

Não é estranho se você se deparar com a perda de dados do iMovie em um Mac, que ocorre devido à sua operação errônea ou outros fatores imprevisíveis. Esta postagem lhe ensina como recuperá-los em seu Mac.

recuperacion de datos mac

résumé qui récupère des fichiers TextEdit non enregistrés ou supprimés sur mac

Récupérer les fichiers non enregistrés/supprimés de TextEdit sur Mac (Meilleures 7 méthodes)

Ce tutoriel vous guide sur les méthodes les plus rapides et les autres 6 méthodes pour récupérer les fichiers TextEdit supprimés ou non enregistrés sur Mac. Conseils pour éviter la perte de données lors de l'utilisation de TextEdit.

conseils de récupération de données mac