Recovering the data from a crashed hard drive on Mac is quite a simple process using a few troubleshooting methods. The reason for a crashed hard drive depends upon various issues. Some major things that cause the hard drive crash are malware or viruses, overwriting, and file formatting. Follow the below-mentioned troubleshooting methods to resolve the How To Recover Data From a Crashed Hard Drive MAC computer.
On your Mac desktop, navigate to Spotlight sear panel and type "disk utility" to open the Disk Utility window.
In the Disk Utility window, choose your required hard drive in the left-side panel.
Click the First Aid button to scan and resolve the and issue.
If the pop-up window appears, click the Run button to confirm your action.
Wait until the scanning process is complete.
If the Disk Utility detects any issues, identify the error and resolve it quickly.
Restart your Mac computer and hold the Command + S shortcut keys while turning on the Mac computer.
It allows you to log in with Single User Mode.
Type the command “/sbin/fsck_hfs -fy /dev/[drive identifier]” and press the Enter key.
Now, the FSCK will start the scan and repair your hard drive automatically.
If you receive the message "File System Was Modified," run the FSCK repeatedly until the message "The Volume(name) appears to be OK" appears on the screen.
Enter "reboot" to restart and restore the file on your Mac computer.
If your Mac computer runs at a deficient speed or shuts down unusually, create a backup or transfer the files to an external storage device first.
Scan your hard drive for errors using Terminal.
On your Mac computer, launch the Terminal app from the "Utilities" folder.
Type the command "diskutil list" in the Terminal window and press the Enter key.
Type the command "diskutil verifyVolume[drive name]" and press the Enter key (enter your crashed hard drive name inside the [drive name]).
Type the command "diskutil verifyVolume/" and press the Enter key.
If it displays the "The volume /dev/rdisk3s1 appears to be OK" message, the hard drive is corrupted.
If it displays the "The volume Macintosh HD was found corrupt and needs to be repaired" message, then check if you have a backup.
Once again, type the command "diskutil verifyVolume[drive name]" and press Enter (replace the [drive name] with your crashed hard drive name).
Now, the crashed hard drive will be repaired automatically.
If the problem remains unresolved, fix the system consistency with FSCK.
You can also use a third-party data recovery software to recover the data from a crashed hard drive.
First, download a standard data recovery software that suits your Mac operating system.
Install the file and open the application.
Select the crashed hard drive in which the data is to be recovered.
Click the Scan button and wait until the scan is complete.
Preview the files and select the data you wish to recover.
After selecting the files, click the Recover button and set the location to save the recovered files.
Now, the deleted or lost data will be recovered and stored in the specified folder.