Macintosh is considered to be most important and complicated operating system developed by Apple Inc. This is one of the modern operating systems facilitating its users with all the advanced features.
Local File systems used by this operating system are UFS (Unix File System), UDF (Universal Disk Format), HFS (Hierarchical File System) and HFS + (Hierarchal File System+). These file systems are based on some of the enhanced features for the management of tasks to be performed by operating system and ultimately providing ease to the Mac user.
This Apple Mac OS is prone to too much damages, although it is designed keeping in mind all its major aspects of security. Mac file system suffers from many physical and logical damages due to fire, flood, power surges, virus attack and human error. They affect the normal working of operating system.
In most of the scenarios damage to operating systems result in loss of some of the important files and folders. It creates great panic and frustration for the user. Other major issues which lead Mac OS to data loss situation are listed below:
One of the major parts in data loss is played by some viruses, which attack directly at low level of the file system and duplicate all the content saved in the data files. In addition, it disturbs the whole working of the operating system.
If machine was not properly shutdown then some of the data files might be deleted and inaccessible.
Some of physical damages caused by fire, water and moisture exposure damage not only the system but also most of the data files, which can only be recovered by data recovery specialist.
Mac OS does not work when volume header is corrupted.
Corruption of partition table.
Failed master directory block does not initiate certain files from being opened.
Some of the logical faults can be overcome using efficient and best data recovery software. Data lost from physically damaged systems needs to be recovered from a professional data recovery service provider.