Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)


Mac File Recovery after Format

Formatting means preparing the storage medium for reading or writing the data. When you format the storage medium like hard disk, Operating System will erase all data present on hard disk, test the disk to make sure whether all sectors are reliable or not, mark the bad sectors and create internal address tables. The entire information present on the hard disk will get erased once you format the hard disk. In Mac Operating System, you can format entire hard disk with the help of Disk Utility tool and formatting the hard disk is known as “erase” in Mac Operating System terminology. In order to format your hard disk, open Disk Utility, select the hard drive you wish to format on the left side and then click on the Erase tab. There are number of reasons due to which need of disk formatting arises for example when you are installing hard drive for the first time, while removing errors from the hard drive, while removing viruses from the hard drive, while cleaning the hard drive and when you are selling your computer.

When disk formatting is done, all the files, which are present on the hard disk, will get deleted and if you do not have backup copy of those files then it will lead to major data loss. Sometimes data loss may happen due to unexpected reasons. One common reason is accidental deletion of the Mac volumes. While formatting the volume, if you select different volume accidentally than the one, which you actually wanted to format, then you will lose all-important data present on that particular volume. Second reason is if you are reinstalling the new Operating System, then the existing data on your hard drive will get deleted and it will cause data loss from the hard disk. Partitioning a disk divides that particular disk into number of volumes. When a disk is partitioned, it will erase entire data present on that particular disk. In Mac Operating System, usually partitioning is done using Disk Utility tool. While partitioning the drive if you are using any third party tool then you must be careful because there may are chance of losing the data due to usage of third party partitioning tool.

Before formatting your hard disk, you must take some precautions so that you will not lose any data from your hard disk. Before formatting the volume, make sure that you have selected the proper volume to format. Before formatting the volume, you must take a backup of files so that in future you can use backup files if needed. Avoid using third party tool as much as possible, while partitioning the existing drive because there are many chances of losing data by using some low quality third party tools. If you follow these precautionary steps then you will be in safer side and you can protect your data from any kind of data loss situation. If you do not have backup files then no need to worry because Mac file recovery software can easily recover deleted or lost data from Mac volumes. Before using this software, make sure that you have not overwritten any data on the same volume from where you have lost data. While installing the data recovery software you must take care that you do not install this software on the same volume from where you have lost data because this might overwrite previous data and you may lose previous data permanently. This software supports many file systems like HFSX, HFS +, FAT16 and FAT 32.

In order to recover lost data from the formatted Mac volume you must follow these steps:

Step 1: Download and install demo version of Mac file recovery. The main screen appears as shown in Figure a.

Mac file recovery Main page

Figure a : Main screen

Step 2: Select "Recover Volumes/Drives" option from the main screen and from the next screen select "Formatted/Reformatted Recovery" option as shown in Figure b.

Select formatted or reformatted recovery

Figure b : Formatted / reformatted recovery

Step 3: Then set of volumes/drives will be displayed on to the screen. You have to select the volume from where you have lost data and click "Next" button as shown in Figure c. The software will start scanning the volume and it will recover lost data from that particular volume.

Select volume screen

Figure c : Volume selection

Step 4: Once the recovery is complete, the recovered files will be displayed as shown in Figure d.

Recovered data window

Figure d : Recovered data

Step 5: Then click on "Save Recovery Session" button to save recovery session. If you are satisfied with recovery result, you can purchase full version of this software and later you can save the recovered files.

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