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MacBook Hard Drive Recovery Tutorial

How to Recover Data from MacBook Hard Drive?

Hi all, my wife’s MacBook has stopped working. I think it’s beyond repair. Here I’m asking about how I can retrieve data from MacBook hard drive. I know the hard drive format is HFS. So, can anyone tell me some solutions? Best regards.

MacBook broken or hard drive corruption can be the most horrible problem for you. You cannot use your MacBook anymore and you’re assuming that all data on your MacBook hard drive might be lost. But is this the on truth? The answer is absolutely no. You still have chance to restore data from MacBook hard drive, even if you can’t reboot your MacBook.

Here is my suggestion: take out your MacBook hard drive and connect it with another Mac computer, and then you can try recovering data from it with the help of a MacBook hard drive recovery utility like Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac. It is a nicely designed Mac data recovery that enables you to recover mass data from your MacBook hard drive, including images, videos, document files, emails, etc. No matter you data was lost from a healthy MacBook or from a broken/corrupted MacBook, this tool can ease your pain easily.

Download a trial version of Wondershare Data Recovery from below and then you can perform MacBook hard drive in a few clicks.

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Recover Data from MacBook Hard Drive in 3 Steps

If you are going to restore data from hard drive on a healthy MacBook, you just need to download and install Wondershare Data Recovery on your MacBook and launch it to scan the hard drive;

But if your MacBook was broken or corrupted, you need to use another Mac computer to do so.

Now let’s recover data from hard drive on a healthy MacBook hard drive.

Step 1 Launch Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac to start MacBook hard drive data recovery

Once installing and launching Wondershare Data Recovery, you’ll see an interface that provides you with several recovery options. Here you can firstly take “Lost File Recovery” as a try.

Here let’s try with “Lost File Recovery” mode to recover deleted images from Mac Mini. You can also read the instructions in the window and select other methods that suit you most.

Note: The program window lists instructions of different recovery options, please select the one that meets you need most.

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Step 2 Scan MacBook hard drive to look for lost data

In this step, you just need to select the right hard drive and click “Scan” to search for lost files.

Please select the right file format of your MacBook hard drive by “Select Scanning File System” in the window. And if your files were formatted from your MacBook hard drive, you can also “Enable Deep Scan” in the window.

Note: If you want to recover data from a broken MacBook, please make sure the hard drive can be well-connected with the other Mac computer.

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Step 3 Retrieve data from MacBook hard drive selectively

After scanning, all recovered files on your MacBook hard drive will be displayed in the window. You can check how many files you will be able to retrieve from file folders and file names.

Then you just need to click “Recover” and select a destination on another hard drive to save the recovered files.

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