Even though, a picture is worth a thousand words, the moving image can be worth even more!!! Like image files, there exists a whole host of video file formats. These video file formats are based on which program saved the video file, which type of compression is being used and all other tedious details. Among all other type of video file formats, MOV file is quite popular on the internet as it is a native file format of Apple’s popular multimedia framework i.e. QuickTime. QuickTime is in-built movie playback software that creates the illusion of motion by flashing many individual photos per second before your eyes and also plays a synchronized soundtrack.
You might have captured every precious moments like a friend’s birthday party, funny pranks played on friends, marriage party etc. and stored on your MacBook Air. One fine day, you turn on your MacBook Air to refresh all your old memories. But, the volume on which those video files were stored is not able to access only!!! When you try to repair it using Disk Utility, you get “No Partition Map Found” or “Drive is unformatted”. You may get this error mainly due to Apple Partition Map corruption. File system corruption, bad sectors, corrupted boot sectors etc. are the common reason for the corruption of Apple Partition Map.
As you know, Apple Partition Map is a partitioning scheme that is mainly used to format the PowerPC based Mac computers. It is like MBR in Windows Operating System by which you can get the information like the location of volumes, the size of the volumes, total number of volumes etc. If this partition map gets corrupted then it makes your MacBook Air hard drive volume inaccessible. In order to access the data, you may need to format that volume. Well, if you have already taken a backup of all your data then you are lucky!!! But, you don’t have backup!!! Is it possible to perform MOV file recovery from corrupted volume? The answer is YES!!! You can recover files from corrupted partition using one of the best File Recovery Tool.
The noteworthy features of this software includes MacBook file recovery including accidentally deleted MOV files or retrieving the MOV files which are lost due to any logical issues. It supports MacBook Air partition recovery on HFS+, HFSX and also on Windows formatted partitions like FAT16 and FAT32 volumes. Not only MOV files, this software is capable of restoring Word files from Desktop hard drive lost after bypassing Windows Recycle Bin or Trash Bin on Mac and also on WIndows Operating System. Word files can be lost from any storage device due to accidental deletion, file system corruption, sudden power failure, virus attack etc. The software can even recover Word document from formatted USB drive, hard drives, memory cards or any other storage devices. It has in-built volume scanning engines, which rigorously scans your hard drive to find deleted / lost data and then recovers the data from it. This software saves your favorite music track by restoring MP3 music files from frozen iPod Classic, iPod Nano, iPod Mini and other generation types. Powerful built in algorithm of Mac file recovery program helps you to retrieve RAW photo files from digital camera memory card lost after accidental deletion or formatting including other file types like photos,audios and videos. And with the same MacBook MOV file recovery software, you can recover movie files from external hard drive too.
Recover files after partition map corruption in just 3 simple steps
Step 1: Download and install free demo version of Best File Recovery Tool Mac. Once you launch the software, select “Recover Volumes/Drives” option from the main menu then select “Volume Recovery” option to restore MOV files from corrupted Mac volume
Step 2: Now, select hard drive and click on “Next” to proceed
Step 3: After completing the data recovery process, you can view MOV files recovered from the MacBook Air in Mac finder styled interface
Useful tips for future prospective
- Do not format or reformat the drive beforechecking it twice in order to protect all important files from getting deleted
- Use effective anti-virus software to keep your system virus-free
- Take a backup of all data to avoid data loss