How to Recover Lost Files After Reinstalling macOS?

It is disheartening! to be one among them who lose data after reinstalling macOS. But don’t worry, you can easily recover deleted, lost or missing files after reinstalling or installing macOS.
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Have You Lost Data After Reinstalling Mac Operating System?  

Utilize Remo Recover Mac software to recover lost photos, raw-images, videos, audio, text documents, etc. in simple steps. This utility not only recovers lost files after reinstalling macOS but also recover deleted files after formatting your device.

When to Reinstall Mac Operating System?

There are many situations under which Mac OS X needs to be reinstalled such as, damaged file system, Mac operating system crash, severe virus corruption, upgrading or downgrading Mac to latest versions like Catalina, Mojave or even High Sierra, etc. 

Note: It is suggested to maintain a backup of your important files before you reinstall or install Mac.

Does Reinstalling Mac OS Remove or Delete Everything?

Selecting the Archive and Install option to Reinstall a Mac, only erases files related to the operating system. Thus this option does not erase or delete your entire Mac data. But if you select Erase and Install option, then it erases or removes complete Mac files such as photos, videos, audio, text files, etc. along with the operating system files.   

Note: It is suggested to stop using your Mac system as soon as you lose data to perform complete data recovery after reinstalling macOS. 

Recover Data or Files After Reinstalling macOS:

Remo Recover Mac is a user-friendly software, designed with a highly interactive Graphical User Interface (GUI) to help users recover lost files after reinstalling macOS with ease.

This tool works with advanced scanning programs to perform sector-by-sector scanning to recover lost, missing and deleted files from Mac devices like iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and etc.


While scanning your Volumes, Remo Recover Mac software directly retrieves the data from the previous macOS without taking any reference from the current file system (macOS). Thus, Remo Recover Mac makes it possible to get back your lost data after reinstalling macOS instantly. 

Watch this video to learn more about how to recover files after reinstalling macOS using Remo Recover Mac:

How To Recover Lost Files After Reinstalling macOS?

Remo Mac data recovery tool not only recovers data from Mac after reinstalling but also recovers missing files after macOS update to Catalina or any other macOS versions.

Step 1: Download and install Remo Recover Mac software to recover lost files after reinstalling Mac.
Main screen of Remo Recover Mac tool to restore files after reinstalling macOS

Step 2: Select Recover Volumes/Drives option and click Formatted /Reformatted Recovery option to recover lost files after reinstalling Mac OS.

Step 3: Select the Mac drive or volume to perform lost Mac data recovery after reinstallation.

Step 4: Now, select Advanced Scan and specify the file types lost or missing after macOS reinstalling.
select file types that you want to recover from your Mac after reinstalling macOS

(Remember if you are not sure about the  file type lost after reinstalling Mac, then press Skip option)

Step 5: After the scanning process ends, preview recovered files after reinstallation such as photos and videos for free and click Save to restore them on a location of your choice.

Note: Do not download Remo Mac Data Recovery software on the same drive from which you lost data after reinstalling macOS.


Remo Mac Data Recovery Software is compatible with all the latest macOS versions like Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, and others. It also recovers lost photos from updated Mac, formatted and corrupted systems, external hard drives like pen drive, SSD, memory card, etc.

How to Recover Lost Files After Reinstalling macOS? was last modified: November 2nd, 2020 by Tony Landry

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