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When you purchase a new computer you will notice that it only has one partition. It is therefore important to partition your disk for different reasons. Partitioning is segmenting of local hard drive to different sections. Imagine when you accidentally delete or format the partition on your Mac (macOS Sierra included) and you misplace all your data. Partitioning allows you to store data into different segments thus decreasing cases of data loss. You can also partition your disk to support different operating systems. In this article we will show different partition recovery software for Mac that you can use when never you loss data on your partitions.

Part 1. The Best Partition Recovery Software You Need

Many people are afraid of losing their important data during the partitioning process. If data loss occurs during partitioning, you can conduct partition recovery with iSkysoft Partition Recovery for Mac.

This application is able to go back to the previous state before the partition process is done and lets you recover the lost partition and the data on the original partition easily with its wizard. It can recover any data, pictures, videos, audios, and any other files from the lost, deleted, resized or corrupted partition. The recovery process is very easy and fast. You do not have to wait for a long time to get your data back.

Step-by-step Guide on How to Recover Partition on Mac

With iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac (macOS 10.12 Sierra supported), partition data recovery is not a problem anymore. Just download and install it in your Mac and follow the steps below to get back your lost files in a hassles free manner.

What You Will Need:

A Computer;
iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac
or Data Recovery for Windows

Time Required:

Time will vary according to file's size

Difficulty:

Easy

Step 1 Choose Partition Recovery Mode

Run iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac and choose "Partition Recovery" mode from the main window. Click "Search Partition" on top of the pop-up window. If Quick Search failed to find your lost partition, please use "Advanced Search" which will take longer time.

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Step 2 Scan the Target Partition

After partition search is complete, choose the partition that contains your lost files, and click "Scan" on the top side of the window to start scanning the partition. If you want this Mac partition recovery conduct thorough scan, please turn on "Raw Data Recovery".

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Step 3 Retrieve the Lost Data

Highlight the files shown in the search results to see whether it is the file you want to recover. You can preview the file in different ways like Icons, List, Columns and Cover Flow. Choose the file you want to retrieve and click the "Recover" button. Designate a folder to save the recovered file and click "OK" to begin lost data recovery. Please don't save the retrieved files in the original disk in case the lost data are overwritten permanently.

Part 2. Top 6 Other Partition Recovery Software for Mac

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac

1# EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is one of the best partition recovery software. This software is capable of allowing recovery of a range of different file types including image, music, video, and documents, emails, archives and dmg files among others. You can recover files from Mac notebooks and desktops, USB, hard drives, iPod, memory card and also digital camera/ camcorder. You only need to go through three simple steps and you are done. These steps include selecting file type, performing a scan and search and lastly preview and recovery of files.

Pros:

  • This tool has two mode of data recovery which are scan and scan deep options. These will ensure that all the files lost are retrieved.
  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac allows data preview before recovery and hence prevents you from recovering unnecessary files.
  • This program has a good user-interface. This particularly saves time to the user. You will also locate files at ease as they are stored in three catalogs namely: Path, Type and Time

Cons:

  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is a little bit expensive.
Test Disk

2# Test Disk

Test Disk is a very useful Mac data recovery software. With this tool, you can retrieve lost hard disk partitions quickly and safely. Even a non-bootable disk can be made bootable once again by using this program. In case your Mac has suffered from a crash due to either virus, human errors like accidental deletion and others, then this is the software to give you a quick fix.

Pros:

  • This tool is capable of recovering NTFS boot sector from its respective backup.
  • With this program, you can recover several types of files including FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2 files.
  • This program can copy files from deleted files and partitions.
  • Test Disk is easy to use due to a clear set of instructions given.

Cons:

  • The command prompt interface may not appeal many users.
Data Recovery 3 for Mac

3# Data Recovery 3 for Mac

This is also one of the most powerful partition recovery software for Mac capable of working on all versions of Mac operating systems. This program has some more advanced features which include restoration of deleted, lost or formatted data. You can also retrieve data lost on your portable devices. These portable devices include the likes of pen drive, memory cards, and digital camera.

Pros:

  • This tool is capable of retrieving data from any storage device and disk formats.
  • Data Recovery 3 for Mac enables you to preview your files before retrieving.
  • This tool is quite compatible with many Mac operating systems.

Cons:

  • It is not very fast to scan the drive.
Mini Tool Mac Data Recovery

4# Mini Tool Mac Data Recovery

Mini Tool Mac Data Recovery is one of the best Mac Recovery tools. With this tool, you can recover all types of files. It is capable of recovering various file types including photos, music, video and documents among others. Mini Tool Mac Data Recovery has a data preview feature where you can check your files before performing a recovery. This is important as it prevents recovery of irrelevant files which shall occupy space in your save location for no reason.

Pros:

  • With this tool, you can recover a range of different file types such as photos, music, video, and documents among others from either Mac or from other devices.
  • Mini Tool Mac Data Recovery has a good user interface and hence easy to navigate through.

Cons:

  • This program does not support all versions of Mac OS.
Disk Drill

5# Disk Drill

Disk Drill excellent software for hard drive data recovery. It is capable of recovering data lost due to hard disk crash. This program supports a range of file recovery such as videos, music, document, and photos among others. A part from being a data recovery tool, it can act as a data protection tool. It does so by protecting accidental deletion and by also backing up failing disks. Disk Drill has a SMART disk, which helps in monitoring the status of the disk.

Pros:

  • Disk Drill allows file preview before recovery.
  • With this tool, you can recover any type of file from any storage device.
  • With the help of SMART disk feature, you will be able to monitor your hard disk status.

Cons:

  • Disk Drill can not recover all types of files.
File Salvage

6# File Salvage

File Salvage a professional partition recovery software for Mac. It is widely used by professionals and is compatible with any version of Mac. Unlike the other software, File Salvage does not slow down the system.

Pros:

  • This tool does not slow down the system.
  • File Salvage is compatible with any Mac version.
  • This software consumes fewer resources.

Cons:

  • File Salvage is majorly for professionals. Ordinary users may experience some problems.


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peter
Whoo! Almost skipped the last step that said don''''t save to the original file. I did that before and ruined my hard drive to the point of where I had to take it in. Really glad I found this article because my technician used this software to see and recover the files I needed. Cool!

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