You may have encountered situations where your Mac hard drive becomes inaccessible whereby all stored data is put at stake. In such situations, leveraging a professional tool is the only potential way to recover data as no manual procedures are accessible. Now, if you are thinking of another Mac machine on which recovery operation can be performed, there is a solution that allows you access your Mac hard drive on your Windows system.
Stellar Mac Data Recovery for Windows allows you to create an image of the entire hard disk or a particular volume. The tool allows creating a full image of the hard disk or the volume for a particular sector or region. The image file is stored with DMG file extension. The procedure to create an image of the Mac hard drive on Windows using the tool is straightforward and does not involve any complexities.
Steps to Create Image of Mac Hard Drive
Follow the steps below:
Step 1) Download and launch the software and select Create Image tab
Step 2) Next, in the Create Image screen that appears, select a partition from the Logical Drive tree or hard drive from Physical Drive tree and then click on Continue
Step 3) You can pick a certain region from the selected volume or physical drive. To select a particular region:
(i) Click on the Select Region button. Then drag and adjust the starting sector and ending sector or alternatively, select a range for the Starting Sector column and Ending Sector column. Click on the OK button and then click on Continue
(ii) An Image for only the selected region will be created thereafter
(iii) In the then appeared Creating Media Image to Save dialog box, provide a name in the File name text box. Then, select a storage location to save the image file and click on Save
(iv) When the process to create a disk image of Mac hard drive is successfully accomplished, the tool will display an error message “Do you want to Recover from the latest created Image?” either click on Yes to begin recovering files from a newly created image or select No to close the dialog box.
Note: You can then recover files from the image any time later by using the Resume Recovery option.
(v) If you select Yes; then follow the given instructions as per Volume Image or Hard Disk image selection
For Volume image:
For Hard Disk image:
If you have selected Deleted File Recovery process, you will need to know the file formats teat are supported by the Stellar Data Recovery for Mac on Windows. The file extensions include:
3GP, AIFF, AVI, ARW, AV, AAC, AI, BMP, BZ2, CR2, CWS, CWS, CWK, DNG, DCR, EPX, EMLX, ENC, ERF, EPS, GIF, FLV, JPEG, FLV, GIMP, iCAL, NEF, NSF, RAR, RTF, QBW, PDF, PNG, SR2, TIFF, TAX, WMA, WMV, WAV, SIT, SCPT, SWF, ZIP, X3F, RNS, VMX, SHW, QBW, and many more.
Once the drive image is created, you can easily restore data in case of corruption, data deletion, or drive failure. It is recommended to keep the image file (.dmg) at a location other than the system hard drive. This is because in case any failure takes place, it would be possible to recover and restore data back to the machine.