Recover Mac on Windows 10 and 7

Updated on May 22, 2020

Recover Files from Mac’s Storage Drive on Windows 10, 7 OS.

What if your MacBook‘s startup disk was corrupt and you did not have another Mac on which you could install a Mac Data Recovery Software and recover data? Instead, you have a Windows 10 or Windows 7 system with you. Looks like a dead-end right?

Well, Stellar Toolkit for Data Recovery is a Windows-based software that offers you to retrieve a Mac’s HFS or HFS + hard drive using a Windows computer. With this application, you can directly connect your MacBook‘s hard drive to a Windows PC (laptop or desktop system) and perform hassle-free recovery of pictures, videos, documents, etc.

Mac Hard Drive Corruption?

There are numerous instances of hard drive corruption on a Mac/MacBook, which leads to data loss or data inaccessibility. More or less, the Mac hard drive becomes corrupt due to the failure of the partition map, and a few bad blocks may result in hard drive damage. Such scenarios are challenging since the affected Mac drive is a start-up disk, and most users do not have another Mac for diagnosis.

Safely Remove HFS Hard Drive from Mac

After identifying a corrupt hard drive, you need to remove it carefully from the Mac and ensure that the drive does not suffer any physical damage.

Insert the Mac Drive into an Enclosure

The next step is to connect the Mac hard drive to a PC powered by Windows operating system. To do so, you must carefully insert your Mac hard drive into an enclosure and connect it to Window's USB port via an adapter cable.

Mac Data Recovery on Windows

Download Stellar Toolkit for Data Recovery on Windows after connecting your Mac hard drive successfully to a Windows 10 or 7 system.

Step 1: Launch the Stellar Toolkit Data Recovery on your Windows. Go to 'Recover Data'.

Step 2: Select 'All Data‘ to recover all types of lost or inaccessible filetypes. Otherwise, customize your scan.

Step 3: Select the connected and listed Mac HFS/HFS+ volume under the ‚Select Location‘ window. Then press Scan.

Step 4: Let the software run a full Scan on your Mac's HFS drive. After the scan process, the software will list the recovered files on the left side of the interface.

Note: Once the scan is over, you can Preview the recovered files.

Step 5: Select the files you want to recover and click on the Recover button. 

Note: You need to activate the software to save the recoverable data.


Stellar Toolkit for Data Recovery comes as a respite as it works on Windows computer. It will be useful when your startup disk has corrupted, and you cannot use your Mac for data recovery. The software is highly adept at recovering data from HFS and HFS+ formatted Mac hard drives.