Restore GPT Partition on Mac

GPT stands for GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) Partition Table, which has a new kind of partitioning disk system that has improved partition data structure reliability. In contrast to the MBR (Master Boot Recorder) partitioned arrays, all crucial data required for operating system to run normally is stored in partitions as opposed to unpartitioned or hidden sectors on the drive. A GPT disk can manage storage volumes having data storage capacities that are larger than 2 TB in disk size. Also, GPT disks can have large number of partitions where as a dynamic or an MBR cannot. GPT disk offers greater data reliability due to duplication and cyclic redundancy check (CRC) protection to the partition table. This format can be used as a storage volume on all platforms running on x64 bit architecture.

GPT (GUID Partition Table) on Mac:

GUID Partition Table is used for start-up as well as non-startup disks with any Mac OS X based computer or laptop (supports OS X 10.4 and all later) that is powered by an Intel processor. All Intel enabled Mac computers can only be booted from partition, which make use of GUID Partition Table (GPT). However good is the partition, data loss can take place to any computer user in numerous different ways irrespective of the partition (GPT or MBR) or the OS X platform that user is working on.

There are number of situations that can arise accidentally or as an outcome of unfavorable human actions resulting in data loss. GPT partition data deletion or corruption is one of them. Have a look at the facts leading to data loss on GPT partitions before carrying out complete GPT partition recovery on Mac in order to get back all of your deleted or inaccessible data from the partitions.

General GPT partition loss scenarios:

  • Errors that are experienced while carrying out hard drive partitioning can result in GPT partition corruption, which in turn lead to data loss on that volume, or even can cause data corruption
  • Also, if there are any serious issues experienced while reinstalling or upgrading the Mac OS X operating system then it may cause the entire hard drive volume to turn inaccessible as a result of GPT partition damage
  • Making use of unreliable third party tools to make fundamental changes with the GPT partitions can cause errors and various other inconsistencies due to incompetent program resulting in data loss from the storage volume
  • If a GPT partition is severely infected due to viruses and malwares on any Mac computer then it may cause extensive damage to that storage volume having catastrophic results such as GPT partition corruption that may in turn lead to data loss / inaccessiblity
  • Technical errors that can be caused by scenarios such as hard disk drive malfunctions, start-up disk damages, frequent system crashes, power related problems and the like, can cause a GPT partition disk to get damage resulting in data loss

As long as the space on a drive where data loss has occurred is not replaced by any new data, the deleted items reside on that partition itself, but it is just invisible to the operating system. Hence, GPT partition recovery on Mac can be easily accomplished if you have a powerful and dependable partition restoration tool such as Remo Partition Recovery to do the job.

Remo Recover is the right option to restore GPT partition on Mac:

Remo Recover utility is equipped with all advanced mechanism for comprehensively scanning and restoring GPT partition disk contents with utmost effectiveness. The tool’s search engine is engineered to detect and retrieve all types of contents from a corrupt, missing or inaccessible GPT partition with extreme efficiency. Also, the built-in preview window of this tool allows any user to view all recovered data from that partition much before restoring all its files to any desired volume or to an entirely new GPT partition. In order to begin the restoration process, you have to download and install Remo Recover tool on your Mac by making use of the download links provided in the page, and follow the simple on-screen steps.

 

Steps for restoring GPT partition disk on Mac using Remo Recover:

Step 1: Download and install Remo Recover on your Mac and launch it to open main screen. Select "Recover Volumes / Drives" option.

Restore GPT Partition Mac - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select "Volume Recovery" option in order to recover GPT partition data..

Retrieve GPT Partition Mac - Select Volume Recovery

Figure 2: Select Volume Recovery

Step 3: On the next window, select the GPT physical drive from which data is to be recovered and click "Next".

Recovering GPT Partition Mac - Select Drive

Figure 3: Select GPT Drive

Step 4: Once the recovery process is completed, the list of recovered GPT partition data will be displayed.

Restoring GPT Partition Mac - Recovered Data

Figure 4: Recovered Data

Step 5: Use "Save Recovery Session" option for saving entire recovery process to avoid re-scanning of the drive.

GPT Partition Recovery on Mac - Save Recovery Session

Figure 5: Save Recovery Session