How to Recover Formatted, Corrupted, and Deleted HFS Partition on Mac

HFS partition recovery on Mac is now made simple with the expert’s recommended Mac data recovery software. So, recover your lost, deleted, formatted, corrupted or inaccessible HFS partition data in an effortless way.

Recover Deleted or Lost HFS Partition:

HFS (Hierarchical File System) also referred to as Mac OS Standard is a proprietary file system developed by Apple Inc. to replace MFS (Macintosh File System. The main advanced features of HFS file system are, it replaces flat folder structure with catalog file and involves unique file ID’s. But, HFS partition has some limitations and in spite of those limitations, the HFS file system is comprehensively used in software distribution and interchange media.

Since HFS file system is extensively used on Mac OS X, data loss from HFS partitions is quite common because of human mistakes like accidental deletion of HFS partitions, formatting Mac drive, logical errors and many.

However, you can restore partition HFS by employing an eminent and reliable Mac data recovery software.

HFS Partition Recovery on Mac:

Remo Recover is an ideal software for recovering files from HFS volume in the safest way. Just install and run this software on any Mac machine to get back your data in a couple of minutes, no matter whatever be the amount of data you lost from HFS partition. This utility revives all your music files, photos, videos, documents, etc. without any difficulty. It has an ability to recover HFS partition from formatted, reformatted, corrupted drives with ease. This software works successfully on Mac OS based machines like MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini, iMac, etc. It is highly compatible with all major versions of Mac operating systems like Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, EI Capitan, Sierra, and macOS High Sierra. In addition to this, Windows supportive version is available for free download using which you can also restore volume formatted with FAT file systems.

Step-by-Step Guide to Perform HFS Partition Recovery:

Step 1: Launch Remo Recover software on Mac system and click on the Recover Volumes/Drives button.

Recover Data from HFS - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Next, select Volume Recovery option to start the HFS partition recovery process.

Recover HFS Partition - Select Volume Recovery

Figure 2: Select Volume Recovery

Step 3: Choose the HFS volume from where you want to recover data and hit the Next button to begin the deep scanning process.

Recover Files from HFS - Select HFS Volume

Figure 3: Select HFS Volume

Step 4: Once the scanning process is done, you can view recovered data from HFS partition in two different views File Type View and Data View.

Recover HFS Files - Recovered Files from HFS Partition

Figure 4: Recovered Files from HFS Partition

Step 5: Make use of the Save Recovery Session option to avoid rescanning of drive and save recovered files to any safe storage drive.

HFS Partition Recovery - Save Recovery Session

Figure 5: Save Recovery Session

Salient Features of Remo HFS Partition Recovery Software:

  • Universal Binary application, which supports both Intel and PowerPC platforms
  • Offers preview of recovered files to evaluate the data recovery process before saving recovered data from HFS partition
  • Save Recovery Session option enables you to avoid rescanning of drives or volumes in future
  • Supports data recovery from any storage devices like internal hard disk, external hard drive, USB flash drive, Media cards like SD card, memory card, and more
  • Facilitates an option to create disk images of hard drives having bad sectors and later retrieves data from disk images
  • Engineered with highly advanced data recovery algorithms that perform rigorous scanning of entire drive for missing data
  • Provides 24/7 free technical assistance to aid users achieving trouble-free recovery process

Let’s have a look at some common cases where HFS Partition gets deleted or lost:

  • Volume header and Catalog file corruption leads to inaccessibility of HFS volumes and causes data loss
  • Harmful virus infections to Mac HFS volumes may lead to loss of essential files along with other data
  • Frequent power surges cause operating system crash and result in loss of files and folders from HFS partition; it even leads to complete inaccessibility of HFS partition

Safety Tips:

  • Maintain a regular backup of your important files on more than one secure storage devices
  • Install good and reliable antivirus software on your Mac system
  • Follow proper method while partitioning, repartitioning or resizing HFS volumes


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