Disk Utility is a tool that is created for performing disk-related operations and it comes equipped with Mac OS X. It is used for mounting hard drive, verifying disk integrity, disk formatting and partitioning, disabling or enabling journaling and creation of disk images. Disk Utility is undoubtedly a useful utility, but in some version of Mac OS X, it may not function properly. Particularly in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Disk Utility may show unexpected behavior when you try to change, delete or format a hard drive volume. This issue may lead to Mac Data Recovery solutions.

When you attempt to modify, remove or format a Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard volume, you might come across the below given error message:

“File system formatter failed”

This issue generally occurs when your try to change the file system of a particular Mac OS X volume. The problem could be due to:

  • This problem could be due to incompatibility of Mac OS X Leopard Disk Utility with the disk partitioning scheme, which is used by Leopard.
  • If the Partition Table is corrupted, the Disk Utility might fail to change or format the Mac OS X volumes.

This whole behavior of Mac OS X makes your hard drive volumes and critical data inaccessible and results into serious data loss situations. This situation requires Mac Recovery to be fixed.

Resolution

In order to fix this issue, Mac OS X disk requires to be repartitioned using the Disk Utility. For repartitioning a hard drive using Disk Utility, go through the given steps:

  • Open Disk Utility, select the disk which you want to partition and click Partition tab.
  • From drop-down list, select number of partitions needed.
  • Using ‘Options’ button, select partition type.
  • Set required partition size and click ‘Partition’.

Although, this method is able to resolve the issue, but repartitioning also deletes all the hard drive volumes and data stored on them. In such cases, you should carry out Data Recovery Mac to get all your critical data back.

Recovery is best possible with the help of third party Mac Recovery software. These software are capable of systematically scanning entire Mac OS X hard drive and recover all of the data from it. These software are fairly easy to use and perform safe recovery.

Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery is the most advanced tool to recover lost, missing or inaccessible Mac OS X partitions and data. This software recovers data from all HFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS Wrapper and FAT file system volumes. It is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5, 10.4 and 10.3.9.