Data recovery is the simple process of salvaging inaccessible raw or processed data from corrupted or damaged secondary storage, removable devices or hard disk etc. This process may sometimes involve using specialist software as an assistant that can also increase the effectiveness of the recovery. This article is to specifically understand the Data Recovery of the Mac introduced by the American leading technology company Apple Inc.
Considering a Mac Computer and talking about Mac OS X, HPS and HFS+ are the files for referencing stored data and hard drives in face of a data recovery. The HFS and HFS+ methods of data recovery are unique to the Apple Mac and not to be confused with NTFS and fat files that can be found in Windows. There may be various reasons to run a recovery and few errors that may require a data recovery can be unreadable disk drives, errors in general disks, uninstalled drive, computer finding difficult to root to the directory etc.
You may use a Mac for pleasure or business purposes and the key is to protect your valuable information that is stored and the information thus stored must be protected from hackers, viruses, human errors, theft, power failures etc. The best thing to do to face these unexpected phenomenon is to back up your files. But a question arises when the files are being duplicated. If the data is backed up well the recovery process can be done easily and your information will be safe in face of an unexpected event as mentioned above.
The Mac OS X system uses a built in system for data recovery and this this is set up in the installation of the OS. This Partition which is known as Recovery HD lives in the Mac’s hard drive and is invisible and appears only when you need its support. Further it includes all the tools and software you need for restoring your Mac from a Back-Up.
The recovery process is at your fingertips. You just need to boot your computer into OS X recovery partition when you need it by restarting your Mac and then simultaneously holding command R till the logo appears. The user will know that he has successfully booted in to the recovery partition when the OS X utilities windows appears. The recovery will give you four options for recovery and the first option you have is restoring from the time machine back up which is quite different from recovery of a normal OS. The next option is to get online help if you feel that you need expertise from and engineer from the Apple. The third option that is available is to re-install OS X. The last option available is the disk utility interface. This can be used to repair edit or erase drives which you can use to try to repair issues with your Mac’s internal drives.
After the recovery process the applications will be recovered after a clean install and this is how the Apple has made the recovery process simpler in Mac OS X.