“I recently re-installed the OS on my Mac system in order to solve some issues. After successful reinstallation of OS, I found that I had lost many of the files from a Mac Volume. I didn’t even take the data backup. Now, I have lost my important files from Mac. Will I be able to get my lost data back? From the time I lost my data, I stopped using my computer. Can anyone suggest any solution please? Thank you”

Even if you are in the same or similar situation and lost your entire Mac data, then there is no need to worry! You can easily recover data after reinstalling Mac in just few mouse clicks with the help of Remo Recover software. The utility has been specifically designed to extract files from the hard drives that are reinstalled with Mac OS.

Situations in which Mac OS X need to be reinstalled

There is no one particular reason in which you might reinstall the Mac; some of the commonly encountered reasons are as listed below:

  • To get rid of the viruses on your Mac that couldn’t be removed even with powerful anti-virus software
  • Previously installed OS has crashed due to some unknown reasons
  • Need to upgrade Mac to the latest version
  • To increase the system performance
  • Mac file system is corrupt or damaged

Above listed are some of the reasons that lead you to reinstall your Mac OS. Actually, not all reinstalling procedures will erase your data. There are actually two ways of reinstalling your Mac, if you have opted for the wrong option then only your data will get erased. The two options for reinstalling are:

Archive and Install: If you make use of this option then, only the OS related files and other systems files will be erased but not your data and it will be kept safe.

Erase and install: If by chance you opt this option then your entire data including word documents, program files, pictures, excel sheets music files, OS related files etc. will be erased and then new OS will be installed.

How Remo Recover software works?

As most of you feel, reinstalling your OS will never remove your data from the hard drive. Even when you use the “Erase and Install” option, your data is not lost! Actually, reinstalling will just unlinks your files by erasing their pointers. Due to this unlinking, all your files become inaccessible, but will still be present on the drive unaffected, until and unless they are overwritten by new files.

In such instances, making use of this Remo Recover (Mac) will help you to get your entire data back even after you reinstall your Mac OS. Remo Recover performs complete system scan repeatedly that too sector-by-sector with the help of its advanced scanning algorithms to recover Mac files completley without any loss of presicion. While scanning your Volumes, it actually ignores the current file system (OS) and extracts the data from the previous OS. Thus, Remo Recover makes it possible to get back your data completely from the reinstalled Mac OS.  

Compatible OS versions: All Mac OS X versions like Mac Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mac Lion, Mac Mountain Lion and others  

Tips for efficient recovery

  • Stop using the system as soon as you lose your data
  • Do not install or download Remo Recover software on the same drive from which you lost your data

Exceptional features of Remo Recover

  • Even after recovery Remo Recover (Mac) helps you to sort the files based on the file name, size, extension, date of creation etc.
  • Easily identifies each file type (it can restore more than 300 different types of files) based on their unique file signature
  • Designed with highly interactive and excellent GUI with on-screen instructions that assist you to perform recovery smoothly
  • Can also be used on iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and other Mac machines
  • Has the ability to list the recovered files in the Mac Finder-styled interface
  • Allows you to evaluate its performance by providing the preview of recovered data just by using its free trial version

Step by Step Guide to Recover Files after Reinstalling Mac -

  • Download and install Remo Data Recovery software for Mac
  • Run the software and from the main screen, click on "Recover Volumes / Drives" option
  • In the next screen, click on "Volumes Recovery" option or "Formatted / Reformatted Recovery" according to your need
  • You will be provided with a list of all the available drives, select the drive from which data has to be recovered
  • Click Next to begin the scanning process; just wait for some time until scan process is completed
  • After process gets completed, view recovered data using "Preview" option
  • Finally, save the recovered data in any location of your choice

Note: If you want to perfrom Digital Multimedia device recovery on Mac, then hit the link given; you will find a perfect solution.

Below is the video guide that provides complete recovery procedure



It’s not over; Remo Recover can also be used

  • To recover Mac hard drive which is formatted or reformatted without backup
  • When Your hard drive fails to mount or is crashed
  • When Mac Volumes are corrupt, lost or have become inaccessible etc.
  • When You have accidentally deleted your important files and even emptied the Trash  

Can I avoid such data loss situations in future?

Yes! Of course, you can avoid and even prevent such instances. First and foremost thing is to always keep backup copy of your complete data before reinstalling, formatting etc. and  be aware of what you are opting while performing these  actions. In addition, keep updating the anti-virus software and also make use of the UPS device to be at a safer side.

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