Recover Files from Formatted External HDD on Mac

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External hard drives play a vital role in storing important documents securely. It acts as an extended memory for those dealing with huge amount of data. As the name suggests, external hard drive will not reside inside your computer or laptop but should be connected externally using USB ports. Normally, external hard drives are used for transferring data from one system to another and is also used as backup device. We find various brands of external hard drive with unique specification and requirements according to latest technology. They usually provide large memory space, portable enough to be carried to anywhere, high data transfer rate, supports multiple devices etc.

Apart from its benefits, sometimes you might encounter error messages while accessing external hard drive due to many unexpected circumstances. In such situations, if you format external hard drive complete data available in it will be erased. If not then you will be unable to access external HDD in future for any other operations. Basically, formatting is a process used to prepare hard drive for storing new data by erasing its older files. In some cases, you may format external hard drive to overcome few minor error messages or when it is corrupted.

Let us assume an instance wherein you have connected external hard drive to your Mac system for data transfer process. But, when you tried to access it you may encounter an error message like "Drive not formatted. Do you want to format it now? Yes or No". In such cases, you will be unable to access external hard drive without choosing any of these options. As said above, if you click on Yes you will lose entire data, else you cannot use external HDD itself. Usually, when you come across such situations it clearly indicates drive corruption due to which external hard drive will not respond to any read or write operation.

If you have heard or faced similar kind of issues, then not to worry you can perform Mac external hard drive format recovery easily. Thinking how? No worries, with the help of specially designed software called Remo Mac Hard Drive Recovery tool you can get back all your formatted files effortlessly. This tool is capable of scanning entire external hard drive in few minutes for quick retrieval of data from Mac external hard drive after formatting. But, you should avoid adding new data into external hard drive until recovery process is carried out.

Other notable features of Remo Recover (Mac)

Remo Recover (Mac) is one of the professional recovery tool which is preferred for recovering data from formatted Mac external hard drive in few simple steps. This tool is designed with simple to understand interface which explains each step with complete description. Hence, all kinds of users can install and use it effectively. It requires only minimal disk memory space for installation process. This software is compatible on all the versions of Mac operating systems like Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite. Also, you can easily use this tool to recover files from Seagate GoFlex, Western Digital, Toshiba, Samsung or from any other available external hard drive brands easily.

Some of the reasons responsible for formatting Mac external hard drive

  • Accidental Formatting -At times, you might accidentally format external hard drive instead of other drive when it is attached to Mac system for file sharing process
  • Abrupt Removal of External Hard Drive -When data is being transferred from external hard drive to Mac system and if you remove hard drive in between process abruptly then drive might get corrupted. Therefore, hard drive will stop responding for any read or write operation where formatting become mandatory
  • Other Reasons -Unexpected error messages, improper reformatting process, unreliable partitioning tool, infected devices used for data transfer process etc. are other reasons for formatting Mac external hard drive

In all these instances you may format your external hard drive. However, with the aid of this tool you can effortlessly recover back all your data in just simple steps as it works irrespective of the reason behind the loss. Moreover, it can even recover data from IDE drive, SATA, SSD, SCSI or any other external or internal hard drives without any hindrances. Demo version can be downloaded to have prior knowledge about the software before purchasing it.

How to Restore Data from Formatted External HDD on Mac

  • First step, download and install Remo Recover software on your system
  • Then you should launch the software by double clicking on icon
  • From the main screen displayed, select Recover Partitions/Drives option
  • Then, select Formatted/Reformatted Recovery option
  • Choose the drive or formatted partition from where you want to recover files and click on Next button
  • Once after successful completion of scanning process, list of recovered files get displayed
  • Using an option called Preview, you can view files prior storing

Beneficiary Measures

  • Have a separate copy of important files in any other storage device
  • External hard drive should not be utilized immediately after formatting it
  • Before performing formatting process, check twice and have proper backup