Mac Boot Partition Recovery

Mac Boot Partition:

In all Mac OS X based computers, a boot partition is the hard disk drive partition that contains the files to boot Mac OS X operating system files. The boot partitions works along with system partitions that hold the boot files which instructs the Mac computer where and what to look for while loading the Mac OS X operating system. The boot partitions and the system partitions are generally the same when the user has just one OS X operating system installed on his computer.

The system partition actually holds the files that are required to boot up the Mac OS X operating system, while the Mac boot partition just contains the system files. These terms become important to understand particularly when there are more than one Operating Systems installed, often called as multi-boot or dual boot configuration.  To sum it up, a boot partition is absolutely critical on Mac or any other operating system platforms as it holds the contents that a system looks in while starting the operating system. This partition is created by default while installing the operating system and it could be about 100 MB in size.

Restoring data from Mac OS X boot partition:

Have you ever got stuck in a situation where you try to turn on your Mac computer and it is unable to boot up? Or, the boot partition on your Mac is damaged due to any reasons and you are not able to access any information from that drive and the only thing that is being displayed is a warning note stating about the error? Quite disheartening, isn’t it? Not to get tensed as in such and similar cases, we show you a few tricks that you can employ to get your system booted reliably, or at least you will be able to restore data from a Mac boot partition. Read on to know how.

All data from a boot partition is not lost until you know with certainty that all data is gone. Also even then, there are possibilities till the end to restore data from a Mac boot partition that is inaccessible by making use of Remo Partition Recovery Utility for all.

Techniques to restore data from Mac boot partition:

Here are few known tips that can help you to get back data from a Mac boot drive. On all later Mac OS X Operating Systems, a restore drive can be created and make use of it in order to tackle any issues where data turns inaccessible. This kind of error generally arises because the user has not created a recovery disk. Hence, it is always advised for all users that one of the first things that any user should do when they buy a new Mac or install a new OS X Operating System is to create a recovery disk and save it on any secure drive. This option can really save lots of trouble or any disaster causing data loss on boot partition. But in case you don’t have a restore disk stored, you can download the same version which is installed on your Mac to use it as the restore.

Data recovery on Mac OS X boot partition using Remo Recover utility:

If the boot partition is atleast visible on your Mac if not totally accessible, you can try to restore data from an unbootable partition using Remo Recover software with ease. It is a very dependable and extremely powerful partition recovery tool that enables any user to get back all data from a Mac boot partition. All you have to do in order to retrieve data from a partition is to install the free demo edition of Remo Recover software on Mac computer. The software will scan the inaccessible boot drive and will allow you to retrieve all information from that partition.


Steps to recover data from Mac OS X boot partition 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.

Retrieve Mac Boot Partition - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

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

Recovering Mac Boot Partition - Select Volume Recovery

Figure 2: Select Volume Recovery

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

Restoring Mac Boot Partition - Select Drive

Figure 3: Select Boot Drive

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

Mac Boot Partition Recovery - 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.

Mac Boot Partition Restoration - Save Recovery Session

Figure 5: Save Recovery Session