Recover Formatted Drive


Mac Operating System is considered to be safer and more secure than Windows Operating System. This is because of the advanced features that are embedded in the Mac OS. However, these features don’t ensure the safety of the data saved on your Mac system. There are many reasons due to which one might lose data from their Mac system. Formatting is the most destructive situation among them. Formatting can be of following types –


Accidental or intentional formatting – User might accidentally format a drive containing important data while formatting a drive containing unwanted data. This might be a result of a slight distraction or in a hurry. Users sometimes even format their Mac system to make space for new files or while giving it away to someone. They might think that they have a backup or they don’t need those files but later realizes their mistake.

Forced format – When your Mac system gets corrupted due to a virus infection or some other reasons like sudden system shutdown, file system corruption, etc.; you are forced to format the volume which might contain crucial data. The user doesn’t get any other option than to format as they are not able to access the data or the volume refuses to open.

Reformatting – Reformatting refers to the process of formatting and changing the file system too. If this process gets interrupted due to any reasons then this might result in the loss of huge amount of data.

Other common reasons for losing data apart from formatting are sudden system shutdown, bad sectors, MBR corruption, etc. No matter in what way you have lost your data, formatted Mac data recovery tool will prove to be very useful to recover data after formatting Mac system. The tool has a powerful scanning engine that perform data recovery after formatting Mac in just a few minutes and just a few mouse clicks. To operate the tool, one doesn’t need any kind of technical knowledge or guidance; therefore, even a normal home user can recover data after formatting Mac, very easily.

The tool is capable of restoring over 300 file formats from Mac volumes formatted with any file system like FAT, HFS+ or HFSX. To know how to recover photos from formatted hard drive, you can download the demo version of this tool and try it for recovery. You can even preview the recovered photos to check their quality. Once you are satisfied with the file’s quality, buy the full version to save the recovered pictures. Make sure the destination drive where you save the recovered pictures is not the same from which the pictures were formatted. All the Mac OS versions like Lion, Leopard, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, etc. are extremely compatible with this tool. The software has many advanced and unique features that make the formatted Mac data recovery according to the user’s needs.

Things to remember –

  • Keep your Mac system idle until you perform recovery on it. This will help in keeping the files in recoverable state
  • Never install the software or the recovered photos on the affected volume
  • Always keep a proper backup of important files
  • Make use of good quality anti-virus tool to avoid corruption


How to accomplish formatted Mac data recovery?

Step a – From the main screen select “Recover Drives/Volumes”. Then select “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option

Formatted Mac Data Recovery - Main Screen

Step b – Now select the affected volume and proceed by clicking the next arrow button

Formatted Mac Data Recovery - Select Volume

Step c – All the recovered data will be displayed after scanning the selected volume. Preview and save the recovered data.

Formatted Mac Data Recovery - Recovered Data


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