Have you attempted many times to recover data from a dead MacBook but still fails? We understand it’s not easy to restore data from a dead system.
You might have seen many times that users panic about their data when their MacBook crashes or is damaged accidentally. However, there are many options for Macbook repair and retrieving data.
Well, in this article, we will share full-proof tips for restoring data from a MacBook. Read on to know further!
4 Ways To Restore Files From Dead MacBook
1. Target disk mode recovery of files
Usually, target disk mode helps your MacBook work like an external hard drive for some other operating MacBook. It is known as a useful way for transferring data between 2 MacBooks. So before visiting data recovery service centers, try out this method.
You might have understood that you need your dead MacBook, of course, and a system in running condition for this process. Once you have arranged this, use a Thunderbolt or Firewire cable to connect both the MacBooks. After that, disable the option of the FileVault from your operating MacBook.
Press the power button on the damaged MacBook and press the T key simultaneously (on the dead MacBook). If this formula worked, your damaged MacBook’s data would be visible on the running MacBook. But in case your MacBook’s hard drive is not working properly, then the drive will not be visible on the other MacBook.
2. Using external hard drive
If you have tried the method listed above and your MacBook still isn’t working, then there is a new way. Let us clear the hard drive of a damaged MacBook works like an external drive. Again you have to connect it with a working MacBook.
Now, for a successful process, one needs a USB connection cable, screwdriver, and an external hard drive enclosure. Start the process by following:
- First, you have to open the case of the damaged MacBook with the help of a screwdriver and take out its hard drive.
- Keep your hard drive to the external drive enclosure.
- Now, connect the damaged MacBook’s hard disk to the working MacBook.
- Once you have finished this, download a hard disk recovery tool from Google and recover your data.
Keep in mind that there are the following risks in the entire process:
- It is better if MacBook experts help or perform this entire process.
- One more thing, if your dead MacBook’s internal drive is damaged because of a virus, then there might be chances of the Mac getting affected.
- If the drive is built-in, your MacBook might get damaged badly during the process.
Well, undoubtedly, the entire process is too risky, so make sure to take help from data recovery services experts.
3. Data recovery software
Using data recovery software is considered the most used and accessible option by users. An authentic data recovery tool for MacBook can recover data quickly from a dead device. So, if you want to invest in a good option, select a tool with a great success rate. It must meet the following needs:
- Data recovery software needs to be well maintained and have pace with operating system releases.
- It must have an intuitive interface.
- Make sure the software supports all standard formats like your macOS version and different data loss scenarios.
- Software must recover files from macOS recovery with no time in creating a bootable installer.
4. Use Disk images for recovery
Creating a disk image in macOS recovery mode is a popular method of data recovery from a dead MacBook. However, it’s not easy to develop the APFS volume disk images; users can backup the files or folders having essential data as well as on Intel Macs, the APFS container.
How to create disk images?
- First, connect an external storage device to the MacBook.
- Now, boot to the recovery mode of macOS.
- For Intel Mac, first shut down the system, hold the power button, and then press the keys Command + R and hold it for a while.
- In M1 Mac, start with shutting down Mac, then hold the power button of your MacBook. You will see “Loading Startup options,” select the Options and continue.
- Tap on Disk Utility and click Continue.
- Now, select File, New Image, and click on Image from Folder from the menu bar on the top.
- Select a folder having data or files you want to retrieve and click on the Open tap.
- Now, write the name of a disk image, then save it on an external device.
- Select if you are willing to encrypt the image (from the Encryption drop-down menu).
- Tap on the Read/Write
- Select the save and done option.
You can insert the external disk into an operating MacBook if the disk image is made. Now, tap double-click on the disk icon mounted automatically on your desktop to see inside content. Still, if there is no disk image, then tap on Disk Utility, and you can mount it by yourself.
Following the above listed tips will be helpful in restoring data. However, if you still don’t get any solution the visiting a professional apple repair store near your area is a prominent choice. Their teams will support you in all cases. And restore data even from a dead or a damaged MacBook.
If you have any queries or doubts, then feel free to ask. We will be glad to answer your questions and solve them.
Thank you for reading!