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Mac recovery option once Disk Utility fails to fix

by johnpratt11

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One of the common error messages that you may encounter while accessing an external Macintosh hard disk drive can be read as follows:

“The disk is unreadable: Do you want to initialize it now?”

After getting this error message on the screen, if you run the Disk Utility to check the integrity of the disk and to repair the the same, then you may receive some more errors. These errors can signal some serious troubles with your Mac drive and to recover the data you have to look around for any Mac recovery software. The errors can be as of the below mentioned:

Verify and Repair volume “disk1s3”
Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume
Invalid node structure
Invalid B-tree node size
Invalid node structure
Invalid B-tree node size
Volume check failed.
Error: File system verify or repair failed.

From all the above errors, one thing is clear that there is some serious trouble with your hard drive due to a possible reason of file system corruption or corrupt node structure. Invalid node structure error is a very critical error and mostly, Disk Utility fails to repair such error.

If you go by the error messages and try to resolve them accordingly, you can have two option, first is to try initialize the disk drive, second is to format the drive and make a fresh installation. The drive initialization is a tree step process, namely Disk Formatting, Disk Verification and Disk Zeroing. In a way, by virtue of both the options, all the data from the troubled drive will be wiped out and there has to a fresh installation. The problem may get solved, however you will loose all your data to this. You can restore your data from previous backup. If it is not possible, Mac recovery is the only way to recover and restore the lost data.
Mac recovery application is a kind of software that helps you recover your lost, deleted, formatted or inaccessible data from Macintosh based file system. Detailed instructions will guide you through these utilities without much knowledge.

You will love to have an utility like Windows Recovery, as it can recover all most everything from HFS, HFS Wrapper, HFS plus and FAT file system based volumes. More over, the software incorporates various advanced options, such as user-friendly GUI, Mac style find option etc and works with Mac OS X 10.3.9 Tiger to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.


John is a technical writer having vast experience on working with OS like Windows,Mac and Linux, doing research on Free Windows Recovery, Mac Recovery Software And he also working for Windows Recovery Software.



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