Have you deleted your user account on Mac OS X hard drive and then realized that there were some critical files on your home folder? This behavior removes all the files from home directory from your computer hard drive and causes serious file loss situations. In such situations, you need to have an absolute backup of your valuable data to restore the lost data. However, if the backup is either incomplete or not available at all, Mac Data Recovery is the only way to go for.
The home folder is created automatically when you create a new user account on Mac. It resides in Users folder at root of your Mac OS X hard drive. Every user gets separate disk space on the hard drive to store personal data.
You can try out the below steps to sort out this problem of home folder deletion:
Select System Preferences from Apple menu.
Click Accounts tab.
Create an administrator account- choose 'Allow user to administer this computer' check box. You can use same short name as of the previous user account if you want. The account essentially replaces previous account.
Log out of your Mac OS X account, and then log back into the account as a new user.
Go to the Deleted Users folder, double click 'deleted_user.dmg file for mounting the Mac disk image on desktop. Here deleted_user is name of the user whose account is deleted. If your home folder is protected by the FileVault, you are required to enter password of the previous account to proceed. You should turn off the FileVault protection before deleting a user account in Mac OS X to avoid such situations.
If you want to recover only selected files, just drag the files on your Mac OS X desktop. If you wish to resurrect your deleted user account, copy all data from the disk image to same locations in Home folder.
In case if the above method does not work, you lose your precious files from home folder and need to recover Mac OS X home folder using third-party Mac Disk Recovery Software. The applications are particularly designed to scant the hard drive and perform absolute Data Recovery Mac in all cases of data loss. Mac File Recovery with these applications is quite safe and easy, as they have read-only conduct and interactive user interface.
Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery software recovers lost, missing, or inaccessible data from Mac OS X hard drive in all data loss scenarios. The software works well with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger, and 10.3.9 Panther. It recovers lost Mac data from HFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS Wrapper, and FAT file system volumes.
Mac File Recovery Can Recover Mac OS X Home Folder