Partition is a small part of hard drive, which is created to store files separately from others. In Mac, the hard drive partitions are known as volumes or drives. The principle goal of creating partitions is to separate different types of files saved in a hard drive and for user convenience. With the help of this, one can readily separate their documents from the system files. In Mac the partitions can be formatted to HFS+, HFSX, FAT 16 and FAT 32 file systems. In Mac different partitioning schemes are used to create partitions.

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Even though Mac OS X is really safe to store files, sometimes you will lose files kept in the partition or drive on account of various reasons. It may happen as a consequence of software errors or user mistakes. You can delete a file accidentally from the HFS partition in the Mac computer. However there's no need to worry since one can utilize Mac file recovery software, to recover deleted data from HFS partition. This software enables you to recover all deleted document from your HFS partition, under all data loss scenarios.

Some of the major reasons are explained below:

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There are lots of other circumstances, under which you can lose files from your Mac computer, for example catalog file corruption, Apple partition map corruption, volume did not mount, volume header corruption, MBR corruption etc. You can also lose files in case you emptied a Trash after deleting important files from your Mac system. Sometimes the deleted file will probably be gone forever if you've emptied the Trash using Command + delete keys.

If you are working with Mac operating system, it is always recommended to take the proper backup of your important data. Taking regular backup is the efficient way to reduce data loss. Even though the Mac operating system provides many enhanced features for its users, it is not free of errors, and you may lose your important data at any time. In case if you have not maintained proper backup of your important files then you can recover deleted files from HFS partition on Mac by using powerful  Mac recovery software. It is an efficient software personalized to recover lost data, even from the most severe data loss situations. The Mac data recovery software allows the user to recover files, folders, photos and even lost volumes without any difficulty.

Mac undelete software is one of the data recovery software that is suitable to restore deleted or lost files on Mac OS X 10.5 and higher versions including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion. It can easily recover all Mac files because of its in-built recovery modules. The software is capable of recovering files from memory cards and number of storage devices like hard drives, USB drives, flash memory cards etc. By using this software you can recover files with a complete directory structure. It can also restore missing or deleted Mac volumes, so that you can recover deleted files from HFS volumes that fails to mount. It can also be used to restore files from various storage devices for example, hard drive (SATA / SCSI /IDE), flash memory cards (SD, CF, XD-picture, Memory stick, MMC, etc.), FireWire drives, pen drive etc. Apart from all this, Mac file recovery application also facilitates you to retrieve files deleted from Trash at your fingertips. You can also obtain free demo version of this software and evaluate file recovery results before you go ahead to purchase complete version of this tool.

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Procedure to recover deleted files from HFS on Mac OS X:

Step 1: Download and install Mac file recovery tool on your Mac computer.

Step 2: Launch the software. The main screen will be displayed with 3 options like “Recover Files”, “Recover Photos” and “Recover Partitions and drives” as shown in Figure 1

Recover deleted files from SD card on Mac - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 3: Select “Recover Photos” option from the main screen to recover different types of files like songs, videos, photos, documents etc from HFS volume from your Mac system. Now, to recover accidentally deleted files select “Recover Deleted Photos” option as shown in Figure 2

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Figure 2: Select Recover Deleted Photos Option to restore deleted files

Step 4: Select drive and then click on “Next” option as shown in Figure 3.

SD card recovery on Mac - SD card selection screen

Figure 3: Select Drive

Step 5: You can view recovered data using “Preview” option to estimate the recovery results as shown in Figure 4

Mac SD card recovery  - Preview

Figure 4: View recovered files to evaluate recovery results

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