Mac OS X is an entirely different operating system when compared to that of Windows. The fact that Mac comes as a standard feature of Apple PCs could be an important factor that contributes to this difference in Operating system. However, loss of files remains a constant factor no matter what the operating system. Like on Windows files can get deleted or lost on Mac either accidentally or without any specific reason. The reasons might be many which include accidental deletion, journal corruption, catalog file corruption etc.
Mac OS X has various applications that are customized for usage for various purposes. Among the various applications, that is used the most well known ones include Aperture, iPhoto, iLife, iWork etc. Most of these applications are customized for various types of media files and hence Mac has turned out to be a favorite among photography enthusiasts irrespective of whether they are professionals or novice. The fact that Mac comes with its own hardware and there is no third party involved makes it completely different from PCs that make use of Windows operating system. Though data loss is common to both, the scenarios may differ a little in nature.
There are various scenarios in which files may get deleted or lost on Mac. One of the most common reasons includes accidental deletion of files. Though a file goes into Trash when it is accidentally deleted, emptying the Trash might result in the file becoming inaccessible. Accidental formatting is also another common reason for loss of files. Formatting the wrong volume accidentally results in the files in that volume becoming inaccessible. There are also issues related to USB drives and flash memory cards that could result in loss of media files.
Most of the issues related to file loss that was discussed above were caused by the carelessness of the user or due to reasons related to the user. However, there are various other reasons related to Mac OS which might result in loss of data like Journal corruption, Catalog Record corruption, I/O error etc. Journal File maintains details about each and every file on the hard drive and the sequences of changes that have affected the file. Corruption of this file could result in the file becoming inaccessible as the pointer points at different locations. Similarly corruption of the Catalog Record which helps in identifying each file on Mac could lead to files becoming inaccessible.
In all the scenarios mentioned above, though the data goes missing and cannot be accessed, it can still be recovered. This can be done using a good Mac OS X recovery software. Remo Recover Mac software is capable of recovering deleted or lost files from the most severe data loss scenarios. The software can undelete Mac files that have been deleted accidentally and also restore files lost due to various reasons mentioned above. The software supports recovery on Mac machines that run on both Intel and Power PC platforms