How to Restore after Making Partition Active on MacBook???

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Macbook Active Partition Data Recovery...

“Hi..! Couple of month’s back I purchased a MacBook and loaded Mac Mountain Lion as its operating system. Everything was working smoothly until that last stupid night, when I tried to make an active Mac partition on MacBook by loading Mac Snow leopard and messed up with things. It’s hard to describe the situation, as I am still under shock and have no idea what to do and what not to do? My MacBook stored all the information of the project that I am currently working on and without which I can’t resume my future work. This is creating severe problems, personally as well as professionally. Please help me to get rid of this mess by recommending an efficient way. Any sort of help regarding this issue is highly welcomed".

It’s clearly understandable that you might panic when you come across above mentioned situation as your official data is at risk of getting lost permanently. Well good backup might prove handy in these sorts of circumstances, but unfortunately most of the time you fail to find one. Relax..! You can still recover data after converting partition active on MacBook with a suitable MacBook active partition data recovery tool.

What is Active partition?

An active partition is a partition on a MacBook or any other hard disk that contains the operating system; it is termed as bootable partition. However, only one partition can be made as an active partition on a hard drive. Suppose, if you are using Mountain Lion, then the partition that contains OS is the active partition.        

Scenario that might result in data loss after making partition Active on MacBook!!!

While using Terminal: Using Mac Terminal you can make a partition active, where you need to load the DVD, and wait until it starts booting. Once the installer starts running, launch the terminal and type “diskutil list”. This will display all the present partitions of the hard drive, after which you need to specify the volume name and complete the process. Well, while doing this, you might accidentally type the already existing active partition, which will erase data from active partition and results in data loss. Besides this, generation of errors while performing this task, marking two partitions as active, etc., might make the entire MacBook inaccessible making you suffer brutal data loss.

What to be done after this?

In order to recover data after making partition active on MacBook, professional data recovery experts strictly recommend you to stop the use of affected partition or the entire MacBook to avoid data overwriting. Additionally, without wasting any more time go for reliable MacBook data recovery tool.

Best way to retrieve lost data from active partition on MacBook!!!

Here is a most admirable MacBook file recovery tool, which is recommended by many professional and non professional users – Remo Recover. This software is developed by a team of experienced data recovery professionals and is equipped with modern data retrieval modules. It is an unbelievable Mac recovery tool that is capable of recovering lost data from active partitions of MacBook. Its strong scanning algorithm performs sector by sector scan of the entire drive and restore each and every bit of lost data from it.

The software is bundled with many eye catching features which help its user to accomplish quick recovery of MacBook data after making a partition active by saving all valuable user time. Moreover, the software is designed with hassle free graphical user interface and helps even a novice to recover deleted files from active partition on MacBook as well as allow users to perform dead MacBook Pro hard drive recovery without any difficulty. By downloading the trial version of Remo Recover, more of its features can be evaluated.


Steps to perform Active partition recovery on MacBook using Remo Recover: -

Step 1: Install and run Remo Recover software on your Mac computer and select “Recover Volume/Drives” option from main screen.

How to Restore after Making Partition Active on MacBook - Main Screen

Figure 1:Main Screen

Step 2: Then on the next screen select “Volume Recovery" option to proceed with Active partition recovery process.

Recover Data After Making Partition Active On Macbook - Select Volume Recovery

Figure 2: Select Volume Recovery

Step 3: Select Volume and click “Next” button to begin scanning process to recover lost volume data.

Retrieve Lost Data From Active Partition On Macbook - Select Volume

Figure 3: Select Volume

Step 4: Once scanning process is completed you can view data recovered from Active volume of MacBook in two types of views which are “File Type View” and “Data View”.

Recovering Lost Data From Active Partitions Of Macbook - Recovered Data from Active Partition

Figure 4: Recovered Data from Active Partition

Step 5: Make use of "Save Recovery Session" option to avoid re-scanning of hard drive in future.

Recovery of Macbook Data After Making a Partition Active - Save Recovery Session

Figure 5: Save Recovery Session


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