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.
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 1: Launch Remo Recover software on Mac system and click on the Recover Volumes/Drives button.
Figure 1: Main Screen
Step 2: Next, select Volume Recovery option to start the HFS partition recovery process.
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.
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.
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.
Figure 5: Save Recovery Session
Let’s have a look at some common cases where HFS Partition gets deleted or lost: