My parents had my old iMac. Unfortunately they were not backing it up and somehow file vault was enabled. Is there anyway to recover this data? The local guys did not think they could do this. She really only wants her old pictures. I am not sure what is wrong with the computer if that makes a difference. I seem to remember it was a problem with the screen going out.
Thanks for any help.
According to the result of previous research on the reasons of hard drive data loss, we have the conclusion as follows:
1. Empty recycle bin or Trash.
2. Mistakenly format hard drive without backup.
3. Lose data after system restore.
4. Made a wrong operation on the existing partitions after installing a new operation system (like Mac OS X in Windows, or Windows in Mac OS X.
5. The hard drive is logically corrupted or crashed, unable to access the data or files.
6. The partition table is corrupted or damaged.
7. Hard drive becomes inaccessible due to virus inflection.
However, it is obviously that there are some other unfound factors causing hard drive data loss. So it is of vital importance for us to pay attention to protecting data.
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How to Recover Data from Hard Drive
Step 1.Select Recovery Mode to Start Program
Launch Data Recovery, and then you’ll get an interface as follow. Here, to recover data from hard drive, let’s try "Lost File Recovery
Note: You can read the instructions in the interface carefully to have a better understanding of this utility and select the best recovery mode for yourself.
Step 2.Scan Your Hard Drive for Lost Data
In this step you can select the drive letter for your external hard drive and click "Scan
" to search it.
Note: If you want to recover data from a formatted hard drive on your Mac, you can select "Enable Deep Scan
Step 3.Restore Data from Hard Drive
Now you can preview and check found contents in the window after the scan. Then select files you need and click "Recover
" to save them on your Mac.
Note: To avoid recoverable files from being overwritten during the recovery, please do select a folder on your Mac to keep them.