With Recoverit (IS), you can extract lost data from a Mac that has just crashed. All you need is another Mac, which is in good order so you can download and install Recoverit (IS). Next, you need a USB flash drive or a CD/DVD drive.
On the working Mac, insert the DVD/CD or connect the USB flash drive. Next, launch Recoverit (IS) and then choose “Recover from Crashed Computer”. This is found on the last tab on your screen.
Next, click on “Start” to start the process. In this scenario, you are creating bootable media which you will use to recover data from the crashed Mac.
After you have clicked on “Start”, choose the mode for creation of bootable media. Next, choose the media that you want use – USB flash drive or CD/DVD.
Next, click on “Create” and allow Recoverit (IS) to create the bootable media. A notification will appear, informing you that you are about to format the chosen media. Go ahead and click on “Format Now” and the media will be created.
Depending on how large the media is, the process may take some time to be completed. A word of caution; you should NOT remove the media when it is being formatted as this may make it unusable.
Once the bootable media has been created, follow the steps below to recover the data on the crashed computer.