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Macbook Data Recovery

Glitch Fix is an
Authorized Apple Service Provider

Step-by-Step Guide on What to Do With Data Loss on Your Apple Product


Mac and Macbook Data Recovery

Data is stored on your hard drive is the most important, it can hold anything from valuable documents to memorable photos. Therefore it is important to keep that data safe. If you don’t back up your data or if your hard drive crashes, you may lose all of your hard work and past memories

We will teach you how to recover data from a Macbook in case of an emergency. There are many different methods that will be discussed in this article so make sure to read it thoroughly!

Note: this article is in reference to Macbooks such as the Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, and just the standard Macbook. If you would like more information on issues other than data recovery, check out our Macbook Repair page.

What is Macbook Data Recovery and How Does it Work?

Data Recovery is a method that can possibly help you recover all your data from Macbook. Sometimes third-party software is a good option if you accidentally deleted your files. It can also help you retrieve data when the hard drive has been damaged due to a virus attack or power surge, but it really depends on the severity.

If these methods do not work, then you will probably need to take it to the Apple store or see a Certified Technician that works at an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP). The AASP can run a diagnosis and get to the root cause of the issue. From there they can determine if the data is recoverable or not.

What are Common Causes of Data Loss on Macbooks?

Data loss on Macbooks is a common occurrence. It can happen for a number of reasons.

When it comes to backing up your data, there is no such thing as too many precautions. As mentioned, one of the most common ways for data loss to occur on a MacBook is through accidental deletion or formatting. It's important to backup your data regularly and stores your backups in a safe location. More about this is mentioned below.

The most common causes of data loss on Macbooks are:
  • Accidental deletion of files or folders,

  • Corrupted hard drive or data

  • Accidental reformatting,

  • Improper shutdown, and

  • Malware attacks.

  • System errors

  • Hard drive or SSD not recognized or inaccessible

  • Accidentally initialized disk

  • Physical damage to the storage device

  • Formatted hard drive

  • Loss of RAID configuration

  • And many more...

What are the Best Ways to Restore Your Lost Files on Macbook?

The best way to restore your lost files on Macbook is to use an Apple data recovery tool.

Via Apple Support “Use Migration Assistant to transfer files from your Time Machine backup to your Mac product.

If you made a Time Machine backup of your Macbook, Migration Assistant can use that backup to restore your personal files, including apps and everything in your user account.”

There are a lot of other data recovery tools for Macbook, but not all of them can help you recover files from a crashed hard drive or other storage media. You need to find the one that can do it and then follow the instructions.

Data recovery software for Macbook is designed specifically for this platform and will have more features than what you would find in a general-purpose data recovery software.

How to Prevent Future Data Loss on Your Mac Computer.

Data loss is a serious problem, and it can happen to anyone. From your computer crashing to a virus deleting all of your files, data loss is something that you should always be prepared for. If you want to avoid losing any more data in the future, then it is important that you take the time to learn how to properly protect your Mac computer from data loss.

Potential Warning signs of hard drive failure can include: Clicking noise coming from hard drive, a corrupt directory structure, deleting a partition by accident, overflow file errors, booting issues and many other reasons. are Some common hard drive problems that can be fixed with a simple format. However, doing so will delete all data on the hard drive.

You should immediately solve the problem with the hard drive, either by repairing it or by replacing it with a working one. But at any rate, data recovery is your priority task

Backing up your data is vital

There are many different ways that you can protect your Mac computer from data loss. Some of these methods include backing up your files on an external hard drive or using cloud storage services. The most popular cloud services are iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox. If you have very sensitive and private information, it is best to save on an external drive locked with a password. If your computer or laptop is hacked or stolen, it gives thieves a chance to easily access your cloud.

Keeping Your Files Safe and Secure

What we can recommend:

- Always use strong passwords and change them regularly.

- Make sure to keep your computer up to date with the latest software updates.

- Use security software to detect malware and viruses on your computer. 

- Be very cautious when connecting to a public Wi-Fi network, have some good security in place. Also, avoid logging into sensitive websites during this time (i.e your bank account).

- Keep your computer and its peripherals turned off when you aren't using them.

- Always back up all of your saved passwords, emails, and other important personal data.

- Encrypt the storage

What happens when you take your Macbook to an Apple Authorized Service Provider such as Glitch Fix?
  • Call, Book, Chat or visit any of our 3 Toronto locations.

  • Upon arrival, we will first run a diagnosis, which takes usually 2-4 hours.

  • Once we find the problem we will contact you about the time and costs for repair

  • Depending on the severity of the damage the longer it will take, we usually do this in-house.

  • In extreme cases, we will have to ship to a data recovery center.


Back to Macbook Repair

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Here at Glitch Fix we have recycled all types of e-waste over the years. When your battery is replaced, we drop off all old batteries at an e-recycle company every few months. With the older Mac Notebooks, they are often picked up by a recycling company.

90-Day Service Warranty


Feel confident knowing that your MacBook will be in safe hands.  As a Premium Apple Service Provider, we continue to provide the highest-quality repair service and replacements. If at any time within 90-days the original repair fails because of the quality of the repaired part, we will gladly make sure to fix your Macbook issue at no cost*! 

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