Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 5:14 AM
Mac OS Extended or HFS+ is a journaled file system, invented by Apple Inc. HFS+ is the successor of HFS (Hierarchical File System). It is an advanced and stable file system and offers you excellent performance in storing, retrieving, organizing, and manipulating the data. Along with all advanced security and performance features, the file system supports journaling feature to prevent file system corruption in case of improper system shutdown and prevents need of Mac data recovery solutions.
Journaling is a file system feature, which helps protect file system against improper system shutdown, system crash, power outages, and hardware failure, minimizing the need for file system repairs. It improves the computer's availability and the fault resiliences that is particularly noteworthy for the servers. The journaling feature protects integrity and consistency of HFS+ file system...
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 at 2:21 AM
Are you willing to sale or donate your Macintosh computer? If yes, then you should think for a while. Have you completely erased or wiped your significant data from the hard drive? It is pretty important to completely remove the data from disk before you give it to anyone else. Simple deletion of files or hard drive formatting is not a safe way. The file can be recovered after such kind of deletions and can be misused by malicious users. To ensure safe removal of your data, file eraser Mac is required.
Deleting Does Not Actually Delete Files
Mac OS X operating system uses file system for storing, accessing, organizing, and manipulating files on the hard drive. Every file or directory, stored on Macintosh hard drive, has a unique entry in the file system. This entry is referenced by the operating system to locate and access files/directories from the hard drive...
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2010 at 2:13 AM
Is your Microsoft Entourage application crashing at the time of startup? Are you unable to access your significant information from Entourage database? This behavior may occur due to various reasons, which include missing system files and Entourage database corruption. It eventually renders your business-critical emails, notes, tasks, journals, contacts, and appointments inaccessible, causing serious data loss situations. At this stage, backup is the only option to avoid the need of Mac Entourage recovery solutions.
When you run across strange behavior of Microsoft Entourage application or Entourage database, you must first confirm whether the database is corrupt, before trying any solution. If Microsoft Entourage detects any problem with the database, it automatically initializes Database Utility to make the repairs.
If you suspect that MS Entourage database is corrupt, you must check it before rebuilding. You can verify database file by using the below steps:...
Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 at 9:40 PM
Mac OS X operating system uses a special data structure to store, manage, and manipulate your valuable data. It is known as file system. Macintosh operating system supports the HFS (Hierarchical File System) series of file systems. HFS file system has various variants, such as HFS+, HFSX, and HFS Wrapper. Among all, HFS+ is the most powerful file system, which supports advanced features like journaling and enhanced performance. The journaling feature prevents system failure and file system corruption to avoid need of Mac recovery, in case of improper system shutdown.
File system is the most critical component of Mac OS X operating system. It has to be intact and in working state to keep your system up. If file system is damaged, system may not work properly. However, in some cases, the file system may become dirty. It does not let you boot your system properly and access stored data from the hard drive. At this point, you may come across an error message, similar to the following one:...
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 9:58 PM
Is your Time Machine backup locked after you repair your Mac OS X computer? Are you unable to access data from Time Machine volume? Does you Mac OS X computer starts creating fresh backup automatically when you connect your external Time Machine drive to system? This behavior usually occurs due to permission issues in Macintosh machine. The permissions are either damaged or missing. At this point, you need to format your hard drive to fix the problem. However, it removes all the data from hard drive and cause serious data loss situations. In order to recover your valuable data, you must opt for Mac recovery solutions.
When you backup volume gets locked, the Time Machine icon is replaced with simple volume icon with a small lock on it. In such cases, the volume can not be mounted and you can not access data stored on it. In case the volume is mountable and you attach it to a newly installed Mac computer, the same problem occurs with this computer as well. Your system drives get locked and it become totally unusable...
Posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 at 5:27 AM
Are you unable to access your external FireWire derive on Mac OS X operating system based computer? Cannot you mount the external hard drive after changing permissions to “no access” through “Get Info” window? This behavior of Mac OS X hard drive renders all your valuable data inaccessible and you come across serious data loss situations. The problem may occur due to improper modification of access permissions of the hard drive. In such critical situations, you need to opt for Mac recovery solutions, if there is no backup in place.
Changing your access permissions to no access is quite light protection as you can switch to access mode by using “Get Info” window. However, in some cases, the mount process does not work on such a drive that needs to be mounted first before you try to access your significant data. In such cases, some of the Mac users try to clear up the disk permissions and then mount hard drive. You can remove permissions using the following commands on Terminal:...
Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 12:47 AM
Apple has released updates for Mac OS X Snow Leopard, namely 10.6.4. It has operating system bug fixes, which improves the compatibility, security, and stability of Mac computer. However, in some cases it may also affect the working of your system. Your system may not work properly and sometimes the Time Machine backup volume gets locked. In such cases, you can not restore backup and come across critical data loss situations if your system fails. At this point, you need to opt for Mac recovery solutions to get your mission-critical data back.
In a practical scenario, the fsck utility works for a long time upon rebooting your system after installing the updates. After you stop the fsck process, your Time Machine backup volume gets locked. If you run Disk Utility to unlock the volume, it shows that the volume has no errors. The “chflags nouchg”, a terminal command helps you to unlock the volume Mac volume, command does not help you unlock the volume...
Posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 2:21 AM
Mac OS X hard drive is divided into various partitions, called volume, for effective management of your precious data stored on it. Every Mac computer has a boot volume, which contains critical system files that are required for your Mac OS X operating system-based computer to boot up. These files are pretty important for booting up your system. In case the boot partition gets damaged or deleted, your system become totally unbootable and unusable. It leads to severe data loss and require Mac drive recovery solutions to fix the problem, if there is no backup in place.
The boot volume of your Mac OS X operating system contains the following files:
Mac OS X operating system.
MBR (Master Boot Record).
BootX, Mac OS X boot loader.
Operating system kernel.
Binary files that are required for multiple kernel extensions.
Mach/BSD data structures.
Init, Mach bootstrap (service naming) daemon...
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 5:13 AM
Mac OS X operating system uses numerous files and data structures to carry out different tasks. When you boot your system, it uses a number of files to perform specific operations, like boot loader to load operating system in main memory. If your system does not boot properly, you can use boot disk of Mac OS X operating system to fix the issues. It helps you to get into troubleshoot mode and replace the missing or corrupt system files. However, in some cases, the system stops responding while booting from a boot disk of Mac OS X. In such cases, the problem remains unsolved and your system becomes totally unusable. At this point of time, you are required to carry out Mac data recovery to get your mission-critical data backup, if there is no backup in place.
When you system hangs up while booting from installation disk of Mac OS X operating system, you may also encounter kernel panic error message, which resembles the following:...
Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 5:02 AM
Mac OS X includes a number of system files or directories, under the '/root' directory. The operating system assigns a specific operation to every directory or file. Mac OS X adapts UNIX file structure, which is totally unfamiliar to to MS OS users. Among all the system files, /library file is a significant one. It stores all your significant system files on your hard drive and essential to boot up your system properly. However, if the file gets damaged, you may not boot up your system. This behavior renders all your mission-critical data inaccessible, leading to critical data loss situations. In such cases, you need to opt for Mac recovery solutions to get your mission-critical data back.
The library file is one of the most significant files of Mac OS X operating system, which includes shared libraries, system files required for Mac OS X operating system to function effectively, including preferences, settings, and other requirements. Mac OS X operating system also have Libraries folder in the home directory that stores files that are specific to particular user...
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 at 5:25 AM
In Mac OS X operating system, sometimes the same disk space might be allocated to two different files. This is called extent allocation problem. Though, it is quite rare situations, but still it happens. In such cases, any one of the affected Mac files has to be deleted. If fsck or Disk Utility tool reports the problem on Mac hard drive, you should not install any third-party application. This behavior removes your significant data file and cause critical data loss situations. In order to recover lost data in such cases, Mac recovery becomes need of hour.
How to fix Extent Allocation problem in Mac OS X using Disk Utility or fsck?
You can try solving the problem using Disk Utility in Mac OS X 10.4.2 or later. It can help you to overcome such problems without erasing entire volume. If your system or boot volume is not working properly, boot your system from Mac OS X 10.4.2 or later boot disk, and then run Disk Utility tool for repairing affected Mac volume...
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 5:12 AM
Mac OS X supports external USB and FireWire hard drives to store your data, create backup, or even install an operating system. You can access data from external hard drives by simply attaching them and mounting them. However, in some situations, an external hard drive is mysteriously un-mounted by Mac OS X computer, while storing data to or accessing data from the drive. This sudden behavior of Macintosh operating systems makes your hard drive inaccessible and cause critical data loss situations. In order to get your valuable data recovered in such cases, you need to go for Mac data recovery solutions, if there is no updated backup in place.
When a Mac OS X external hard drive is un-mounted automatically, you do not hear any sort of strange noises. It means the hard drive is physically intact and in working state. When you attach your external hard drive to Mac OS X computer, you come across either of the below error messages:
“Mount: wrong FS type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1,...
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 2:44 AM
Mac OS X operating system uses permissions/preferences, which group and user can modify or access stored files. It enables this powerful operating system to work like a multi-user operating system, for maintaining clear detachment between the files owned by various users. This detachment offers security and confidentiality. System stability and reliability is also ensured by this method, as only the administrator can delete or modify your system files. However, in some cases, the permissions get damaged and you can not access the data stored in your account. This behavior leads to critical data loss situations and requires Mac recovery to be fixed.
The hard drive permissions may become faulty from time to time. It happens usually after software installation. The file and directories, whose permissions are damaged, become inaccessible and you may lose your valuable data in such cases. Because the damaged permissions may affect the reliability and security of your system, you are recommended to repair disk permissions after installing a new software...
Posted on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 12:41 AM
In Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, the Disk Utility tool is able to resize your hard drive partitions or repartition a hard drive without erasing stored data. Mac released a new version of Mac OS X operating system, namely Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. You can upgrade to it from your Leopard system. However, some beta software does not work in Snow Leopard. Thus, disk repartitioning may be required to create a new partition and install Snow Leopard on it. For perfect functioning of your system after disk repartitioning, the process of disk repartitioning should complete successfully. In case, the process is terminated due to any reason, like low disk space and system crash, you may not be able to access existing partitions and data. This behavior leads to significant data loss and calls for Mac data recovery.
Backup Your Data Before You Proceed for Disk Repartitioning...
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 4:11 AM
Mac OS X operating system enables you to divide your hard drive into several volumes, for efficient management of your critical data. A system must contain at least one startup volume. The other volumes can be non-startup volumes containing your data. Startup volume contains operating system, which is used to boot your system. Non-startup volumes are very important for the user from data point of view. In case something goes wrong with non-startup volumes, also called unmountable volume, all your data become inaccessible. This behavior leads to significant data loss and Mac data recovery becomes need of hour, if backup is not available.
When your Mac OS X hard drive gets logically damaged or it comes across any sort of errors, you can try resolving them using Disk Utility. It is an inbuilt utility of Mac OS X operating system, which checks integrity and consistency of damaged hard drive. It also fixes minor file system errors. However, this utility sometimes fails to work on non-startup or unmountable Mac OS X hard drive volumes...
Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 11:32 PM
Hard drive inconsistency and integrity problems are very common in Mac OS X operating system. To handle such problems up to an extent, Mac OS X operating system provides you an inbuilt tool, called Disk Utility. It verifies your hard drive and repairs the damages in some situations. The utility can be run from boot disk of Mac OS X operating system. You can run this program even on the live hard drive. This process is known as Live Verification. However, in some situations, Live Verification of Mac hard drive may cause serious problems that lead to hard drive failure and data loss. At this point of time, you need to go for Mac recovery solutions, if there is no valid backup in place.
You should keep the below things in mind while performing a Live Verification of Mac OS X had drive:
The Live Verification works only on Journaled volumes of HFS+ file system. If you try it on non-journaled volumes, you may get an error message stating: “ERROR: could not freeze volume (Operation not supported).”...
Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 4:35 AM
Mac OS X operating system is made up of a number of resources, which work together to make your system bootable and functional. These data structures may be different as per the version of operating system. The most common resources of the Macintosh operating system are cache files, preferences, and system directories. When any of these data structures gets damaged, your system can not boot and you can not get into your system to access stored data from its hard drive. This behavior leads to serious data loss situations and requires Mac Data Recovery to be fixed, if you do not have absolute backup in place.
You may come across a number of problems in Mac OS X system, if any one or all of the below three areas of your Mac machine are corrupted:
The directory of Macintosh start disk.
Permissions on the system files and directories.
User-specific, Application, or system cache files.
This behavior may occur due to any of the below reasons:
Application or system crash...
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 4:31 AM
Sometimes critical problems affect significant files, without any prior warning. In such cases, your system and data becomes inaccessible inexplicably. It may also render the entire storage device useless. File corruption may occur due to numerous reasons, such as virus attack, file system corruption, improper system shutdown, incomplete operating system upgrade, and more. Corruption of either system file or data file, eventually leads to serious data loss. At this point of time, an absolute and updated backup comes to your rescue. However, if backup is either not updated or not available, you need to go for Mac Data Recovery solutions to get your mission critical data back.
You may face any of the below problems, if your critical files are damaged on your Mac OS X hard drive:
When you open a damaged file, the application quits unexpectedly or crashes. Your system may also stop responding and you may need to do hard reboot.
The indexing failure occurs, while using:...
Posted on Monday, May 10, 2010 at 4:56 AM
Mac OS X is a powerful and stable computer operating system, developed and marketed with Apple Inc. The operating system has various versions, which include Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard. Apple periodically releases updates to make the Mac OS X operating system more advanced and powerful. The updates can directly be downloaded form Apple's website and install to your system. However, in some cases, the updates make some of Mac features unusable and sometimes even make your system unusable. This behavior leads to critical data loss and requires Mac Data Recovery to be sorted out.
One such update is released by Apple in the form of Mac OS X 10.5.6. The update is for Leopard users. This update is recommended for you to improve the security options and performance of your Mac OS X Leopard. It also includes enhanced graphics options for APERTURE, iChat, iTunes, and Cover Flow...