Apple Inc. developed a file system called Hierarchical File System (HFS) that’s originally created for use on floppy and hard disk drive in personal computers, running Macintosh operating system. The HFS file system is also known as the HFS Standard file system. Apple replaced the Macintosh File System (MFS) by HFS. However, occasionally the HFS volume could get formatted and resulting in loss of data, but not even to worry that you can recover hard drive volume data, which has lost, by using an advanced recovery program such as Recover My Hard Drive.
Apple offers another file system called HFS Plus or HFS+ that is the primary file system employed in Mac systems or other systems running the Macintosh operating system. The HFS Plus file system is also referred as HFS Extended file system. The HFS Plus file system is a superior version of HFS file system that supports bigger files and uses Unicode for naming the files and folders. There is one more version of HFS Plus file system is introduced by Apple called HFSX file system along with the HFSX volumes are almost just like HFS Plus volumes. The HFS Plus or HFSX volumes get deleted because of various situations, including using 3rd party partitioning utility, accidental deletion of Mac volume, corruption or damage to the HFS Plus file system and accidental formatting or reformatting the HFS Plus formatted Mac volumes, etc. Below mentioned points briefly describes a few important case scenarios where the HFS volume data could get deleted or lost.
- Deletion of the HFS volume using disk utility: Disk Utility is an application developed by Apple and it’s also used to perform disk related tasks in Mac systems. These tasks include creation, conversion, compression and encryption of disk images, mounting, un-mounting and ejecting hard disk drive along with other removable media, enabling or disabling journaling and others. Disk Utility includes a feature generally known as live partitioning with this particular feature user can create new Mac volume also they may resize or delete the prevailing Mac volume. By utilizing live partitioning feature in Disk Utility, when you have accidentally deleted the HFS+ formatted Mac volume this may lead to loss of data about the Mac hard drive.
- Accidental formatting of the HFS volume: Suppose you are trying to set up the Macintosh OS and you’ve got accidentally formatted a wrong volume. However, this may bring about data loss around the Mac hard drive.
Anyhow, nothing to be concerned as you can recover hard drive on Mac and get back lost Macintosh data by utilizing Recover My Hard Drive software. This software efficiently recovers hard drive partition that can be deleted or lost in any way without any difficulty. You can download the demo version of the software which includes the capability to preview recovered data in the Mac finder styled interface. You can make the use of this program on various versions of Mac based operating system such as Lion, Leopard, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Snow Leopard, and Yosemite easily. To know more about Mac data recovery process follow this URL: http://www.recovermyharddrive.org/mac.html