Recover Encrypted Hard Drive Data

Extracting Data from Encrypted Hard Drive:

"Please help! My Mac encrypted hard disk stopped working suddenly. I am not able to access data stored on it. I had saved all my confidential data in computer drive and I do not have back up copy of it. Can anyone suggest me a way to recover data from encrypted hard drive? Thanks in advance."

To prevent very important data from being accessed by unauthorized user, the optimal method is to encrypt the volume on Mac OS X. You can deny its access to different users and preserve your vital data safely by adding password to the Mac volume that is having all your crucial files. Sometimes, people undergo miscellaneous situations wherein they accidentally lose most valuable encrypted volume on their Macintosh computer and suffer from serious data disaster.

Data loss happen in an encrypted hard drive?

You may come across situations like above or any other while using encrypted hard drive on Mac OS X. It is very unusual and you will not even get what went wrong until data is lost. One may have illusion that they will not lose data after encrypting their hard drive. But encryption of the drive just secure data from any unknown users. Many times data might get lost or erased from encrypted hard disk drive due to various reasons as mentioned below.

Few commonly seen scenarios of losing data from encrypted HDD:

  • Unintentionally formatting encrypted Macintosh hard drive deletes complete data present on that particular drive including all your vital data files.
  • If you do not have power back up for your Mac computer and if power fluctuates abruptly while partitioning the encrypted hard drive often leads to data loss.
  • You may mistakenly delete encrypted hard disk partition or during executing some task using Disk Management utility.
  • Installing multiple Operating System on encrypted Mac hard drive can delete data from specific logical volume on which second Operating System is installed.
  • To free memory space, user often select unwanted files and hit Delete key but instead of nonessential data you may select important file as a result you may lose the vital file.
  • Shift deleting data files and documents, emptying Trash without checking its contents and to move data from one place to another using cut-paste options on encrypted Macintosh hard drive can result in deletion of data.

Whatsoever may be the reason behind data loss from encrypted hard disk on Mac machine; you can get back lost data using effective data recovery tools.

Encrypted hard drive data recovery application:

Remo Recover an award winning utility is one such program that can effortlessly retrieve data from encrypted hard drive. This tool has the ability to recover different types of file types such as MS Office documents, images, audios, videos, compressed files and many more from encrypted Mac drive. In addition to encrypted hard drive data recovery, this wizard effectively recover data from BitLocker encrypted USB flash drive, SATA, SCSI hard drive interfaces, flash memory card, mobile phones and even from HFS+ / HFSX volumes.

This toolkit can easily get back various file formats on encrypted hard disk after formatting, crash, corruption and different logical failure of the drive. You can simply restore dead external hard drive Mac of desktops or PCs installed with different versions of Mac OS X such as Yosemite, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, etc.


Can you recover data from an encrypted hard drive? Yes! by following below steps:

Step 1: Download and Install the demo version of Remo Recover software on your Macintosh machine. Launch the application to see the main window with three options as illustrated in figure 1. Click on "Recover Volumes/Drives".

Can You Recover Data from an Encrypted Hard Drive - Main Window

Figure 1: Main Window

Step 2: In order to recover data from encrypted hard drive select the suitable option and proceed as illustrated in figure 2.

Encrypted Hard Drive Data Recovery - Select Option

Figure 2: Select Option

Step 3: After selecting suitable recovery option, on the next screen you have to select encrypted hard drive as illustrated in figure 3.

Recover Encrypted Hard Drive Data - Select Encrypted Drive

Figure 3: Select Encrypted Drive

Step 4: Once the recovery process gets over, the list of recovered data from encrypted hard drive, will be displayed as illustrated in figure 4.

Recover Data from Encrypted Hard Drive - List Recovered Data

Figure 4: List Recovered Data


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