External Hard Drive Data Recovery on Mac System



External hard drive is one of the most commonly used for saving as well as transferring the files from one system to another one. External storage devices are the alternative solution to storing and taking the backup of various types of files such as pictures, text files, programs, audios, documents, excel files, applications, videos, etc. These external drives are manufactured by various world leading brands few of them are Transcend, Kingston, SanDisk, Dell, Seagate, Quantum, Lenovo, Iomega, EMC Corporation, Fujitsu, Strontium, LaCie, Maxtor, Buffalo, and western digital. All of these storage device manufacture brands have previously launched a series of external hard drives. External drives which are belonging particular series have some specific features like file transferring rate, compatibility, transportability, easy to use, small in size and safety towards saving files.

External hard drives are not free from file deletion or losses. Most of the times, people face their important file deletion issue from external hard drive due to incorrect formatting of it. External HDD which can be manufactured by any brands is not free from such file deletion or loss circumstances. After the formatting of external drives, files exist on it gets deleted permanently, but in reality these are present on the drive and remain there until a new file overwrite them. Due to this property of external hard drive, people can easily recover files from formatted external hard drive Mac without any difficulty. But to restore files from external drives on Mac, there is no manual way. To perform file recovery from external hard drive on Mac system, people need an advanced third party app like Mac External Drive Recovery. With the help of this ready to use software, people can easily get back their files which have been deleted or lost due to formatting of external drives very easily.

Most common causes behind the formatting of external hard drive:

  • Accidental formatting of external hard drive is one of the most common reasons behind the formatting of external hard drive. In this, people unknowingly select their external drive while formatting other system drive or any drive connected to Mac computer.
  • External hard drive has a file system which is an essential part of storage device. It is used to taking as well as managing the files present on the drive. If this file system gets damaged due to any known or unknown causes, the entire drive becomes inaccessible. To access external drive, people need to format it which will erase complete files present in it.
  • At the time of reinstalling operating system, people need to format their system hard drive partition. During this, if they format external hard drive connected with Mac system, then it will remove all the files present in it.

In order to recover files from formatted external hard drive Mac, people can take the help of Mac External Drive Recovery application. With the help of Mac External Drive Recovery app people can also recover hard drive partition files which can be formatted, corrupted, inaccessible or not recognized. This tool has enough potential to get back files from formatted external hard drives by scanning the entire external drive with single mouse click. This ready to use software is capable to recover files from formatted external hard drive Mac computer which can have any file system such as HFS, FAT32, HFS+, FAT16 and ExFAT without any difficulty. This tool is also capable to recover data from Western Digital external hard drives along with various other hard drives manufacturing brands easily. To know more about Western Digital Hard Drive data recovery utility, check this page: http://www.macexternaldriverecovery.com/wd.html

Steps to Recover Files from Formatted External Drive on Mac System:

Step 1: Choose "Recover Volumes/Drives" from the first screen and then choose required option from the next screen to recover files from formatted external drive on Mac.

Recover Files from Formatted External Hard Drive Mac - Main Screen

Fig 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Next choose the formatted hard drive and click on "Next" button, to start scanning of the volume.

Get Back Files from Formatted External Hard Drives - Select External Hard Drive

Fig 2: Select External Hard Drive

Step 3: As soon as the scanning process gets finished you can see list of recovered files as shown in Fig 3.

File Recovery from External Hard Drive on Mac - List of Recovered Files

Fig 3: List of Recovered Files

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