MacBook Air Hard Drive Data Recovery Guide

How Can I Recover Data from MacBook Air Hard Drive

My problem is that my MacBook Air shut off in a sudden, and when I reboot it, many folders on my Macbook Air are gone. I just want to ask is there any way that I may be able to get my data back from this my MacBook Air or its hard drive. I really need to reclaim some important document files from it.

Jus like the case above, MacBook Air broken or crash not only makes your device useless but also brings your valuable data away from you. Frankly speaking, your lost data was saved on your MacBook Air’s hard drive. And you can effortlessly retrieve data from MacBook Air hard drive with the help of a MacBook Air hard drive recovery utility.

Take Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac as an example, this MacBook Air hard drive data recovery is compatible of recovering data from both healthy and crashed MacBook Air. It helps you to retrieve a mass of file types including photos, videos, audio files, emails, document files, etc. You can download a trial version of Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac and restore data from MacBook Air hard drive in a simple way.

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Macbook Air Hard Drive Recovery Tips

If your Macnook Air's hard drive is inaccessible or broken, you'll need to ask Apple official service for help or send it to a service certer for repair. And I'm sorry to tell you that you might not be possible to recover data on it.

But if you just can't reboot your Macbook Air and your Macbook Air's hard drive is healthy, you can connect it with another Mac by firewire, then you can get Wondershare data recovery for mac and follow the guide to retrieve data from it.

Perform MacBook Air Hard Drive Data Recovery in 3 Steps

If your MacBook Air can still work, you just need to install Wondershare data recovery for mac on it. You have to take out your MacBook Air hard drive and connect it with another Mac if you want to recover files from a broken MacBook Air.

Setp 1. Select the file type you want to recover

To recover deleted files from hard drive, you can go to select the option "All File Types" or select the specific file type such as photo, video, music, audio, email, document and others.

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Setp 2. Scan MacBook Air hard drive

Then you just need to select the hard drive you are going to retrieve data from and click "Start" to search for files on it.

Note: If your MacBook Air hard drive has been formatted, you can go to deep scan after quick scan if it can't find your files.

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Setp 3. Recover data from MacBook Air hard drive

When the scan finishes, all recoverable contents will be listed in folders in the left of the program window. You can view file names to check how many files you can recover, and you will even be able to preview the images before recovery.

In the end, you just need to select files you are going to recover and click "Recover" to select a folder on your Mac to keep the recovered files.

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Note: Please do not save the files back to your MacBook Air hard drive during the recovery.

Note: Recover Lost Mac Data under Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)

Due to macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) requirement, Mac users are not allowed an access to the built-in system drive from any apps. Therefore, if you need to restore lost data from the system disk under macOS 10.13, please "disable System Integrity Protection" first.

How to disable "disable System Integrity Protection"? Please follow the steps below.

Step 1Reboot the Mac and hold down"Command + R" keys simultaneously after you hear the startup chime, this will boot OS X into Recovery Mode.

Step 2When the "OS X Utilities" screen appears, pull down the "Utilities" menu at the top of the screen instead, and choose "Terminal".

Step 3In the "Terminal" window, type in "csrutil disable" and press "Enter" then restrart your Mac.

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