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How To Recover Data From a Mac OS X System Crash?

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System crash is a very common problem with modern computers. Even the most reliable and stable operating system, i.e. Mac OS X may crash at some point of time and you need to improperly reboot your system. When you restart your system after a crash, the desktop appears to be empty. All your data files on desktop are missing. In some cases, your system may not even boot after a crash and you can not access significant data from Mac hard drive. This behavior results in severe data loss and requires Mac Data Recovery to be sorted out, if there is no backup in place.

The Mac OS X system crash can be the outcome of operating system problems, hardware problems, virus infection, operating system-software conflicts, virus infection, hardware issues, and more. Occasional system crashing is usual and normally can be fixed easily by rebooting your system. You can try out the below instructions to recover your system from a system crash:
Turn your Mac machine off by holding the Power button for a few seconds.
Turn your Mac OS X computer on.

Press and hold Shift key when you hear startup sound.

Once your system is ready for booting, you see the log in screen. Log into your account. When you see the desktop, you notice that the desktop preferences are missing.

Double click the hard drive icon for opening it.

Go to Users-> Admin-> Library-> Preferences..

Once you get into the preferences directory, there is a long list of items.

Find the Finder and Spotlight preferences.

Drag the files to desktop.

Once you drag these files to desktop, close all open windows and reboot your system.
However, if the problem is caused by damaged or missing data structures like file system, catalog file, and more, the above steps can not help you perform File Recovery Mac. At this point, an updated and valid backup proves great help.


If backup is not updated, Mac files Recovery is the only way to go. You can effectively recover all your lost Mac data using third-party applications, known as Mac Data Recovery Software. They are incorporated with interactive graphical user interface to offer easy and quick recovery.

Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery is the most advanced and efficient utility to ensure absolute recovery in all data loss situations. The software recovers data from HFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS Wrapper, and FAT file system volumes. It is usable with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger, and 10.3.9 Panther.

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