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How to Recover Lost Data from System Hard Drive in macOS?

by MANDY, 2018-08-17

If you want to recover lost data from system hard drive in macOS (10.13 High Sierra or later), you need three steps: 1. Disable SIP (System Integrity Protection) of your Mac. 2. Run TogetherShare Data Recovery for Mac. 3. Scan the system hard drive and recover lost data.

If you want to recover lost data from non-system hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, camera, or other external device, you don’t need to disable SIP, just run this software to scan your hard drive or device to recover lost data.

Guide: recover lost data from system hard drive in macOS

1. Disable SIP on your Mac

Step 1: Click the menu on your Mac and then select Restart.

Step 2: Then your Mac will restart, press and hold 'Command + R' key until your Mac boots into Recovery Mode.

disable SIP and recover lost data from macOS system drive

Step 3: Click on Utilities menu and launch Terminal.

disable SIP and recover lost data from macOS system drive

Step 4: Type in csrutil disable in the window of command line and press Return.

disable SIP and recover lost data from macOS system drive

Then restart your Mac again.

2. Run TogetherShare Data Recovery for Mac

Now open TogetherShare Data Recovery for Mac from Launchpad. You can recover lost data from system hard drive, other hard drive and any external device.

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3. Scan the hard drive and recover lost data

Select and scan the Mac system hard drive with TogetherShare Data Recovery for Mac. After scanning, TogetherShare Data Recovery for Mac will list all recoverable files, just preview and recover your lost files. If you have not found all lost files after quick scan, just try “Deep Scan”, the deep scan mode will find much more lost files.

disable SIP and recover lost data from macOS system drive