Data Recovery on Macintosh

By Dan Hinckley

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We recently discussed the importance of backing up your data online with your Mac, and how you never know when you’ll loose the information you need most. And while it is a great idea to backup your information, there are times that you’ll be caught off guard, the backup didn’t include all the information you thought it did, or everything you did to prepare for such a situation will fail.

Its at those times that you’ll need to look into mac recovery, restoring the information that you’ve lost from their original storage device.

Macintosh Data Recovery

When disaster strikes and all the backups you’ve made fail to meet your needs, don’t fear as you can recover data on your macintosh hard drives. There are a number of third party software solutions that you can purchase or gain assistance from Mac consultants that can help you restore the important information that you thought was lost.

Often, macintosh data recovery software can restored up to 100% of the lost files. It may be wise to identify what options for data recovery will fit you best as you may not be comfortable sending your hard drive offsite to have it restored. There is often software that can help you recover the data and information you’re looking for.

iPod and iPhone Data Recovery

Like the Macintosh, your iPod and iPhone can often be recovered. We’ve discussed before ways that you can restore old back ups of your iPhone configuration, but there is also data recovery software that can help you pull off all of the files, pictures, and movies stored on your phone. iPod Recovery is always an option for restoring the music and video files you thought you had lost when your iPod was damaged.

These types of tool also work in times were you may have deleted the files from your iPod and your computer. Accidental removal of files can often be restored.

Do Your Research

Before focusing on efforts to restore your information, do your research about the product that you’re going to purchase. Make sure that it recovers information from the partition type (HFS+ for example) that you’ve used on the damaged drive. You don’t want to purchase a restoration method that doesn’t work with your unique situation.

About Dan Hinckley
Dan Hinckley is an experienced Mac user who converted to Apple products when they introduced them on Intel Processors. He loves helping others get more out of their devices! Subscribe to to get the latest from Dan and the Maciverse Team!! Find out more about Dan:

6 Responses so far.

  1. Mac File Recovery

    September 4, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    I must say that mac recovery tools are really good for any mac related data loss.These software awesome and helpful in recovering data from any file format of mac drive.I used a recovery tool called Stellar Phoenix Mac File Recovery software which is quite helpful and efficient in recovery data from HFS,HFS+ and also supports snow leopard now…

  2. Mac File recovery

    December 14, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Yes i used the demo version of the Mac File Recovery it works wonderful good tool.

  3. thomas

    August 17, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    It is easy to recover data from any storage media devices. But be cautious not to overwrite the previously stored data. The process of Data Recovery on Macintosh System is a little bit different than windows. But more or less both are same.

  4. Greg

    August 26, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Dan, I have a Macbook Pro and I have my iPone 4 along with my wife's phone sync to the same computer. Two days ago, I synced her iPhone in hopes to add only a few of my calendar events but after she noticed that all her dates from months of manual entry, she was not a happy camper.

    Afterwards, without checking the last backup in iTunes, I connected her iPhone just last night, 8/25 to see if the data was ok. My question, is the iTunes backup for her iPhone of everything or only the last sync when I attempted to add the calendar info. All my info is on her phone but all her previous calendar events are deleted. Please help if you can. Have not done a TimeMachine backup since.

    • Dan

      August 26, 2011 at 11:43 am

      Hey Greg, it really depends.. I usually sync my calendar through Google Calendar and don't have a problem.

      If the events weren't on your Calendar app on your Mac it won't show up on your Phone. Backup doesn't backup your calendar.. you backup your calendar by syncing it with Calendar or Google Calendar

    • Greg

      August 28, 2011 at 4:56 am

      Thanks Dan,
      After reading your response, I went back to iCal on the Macbook and her calendar info was there. Thank God…… Unfortunately our calendars had the same names and so I renamed her calendar on the computer and sync it back to her iPhone and it worked.
      Have a fabulous week!

    • donna

      October 13, 2011 at 9:43 am

      where did you find the backup in iTunes?

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