Can I recover deleted files from my external hard drive using Mac?
A common question: I accidentally happened to get my external hard disk drive corrupted which contained two years’ worth of personal photos and work related documents. The overall size of the lost contents is approximately about 20 GB. Can I perform corrupted external hard drive recovery Mac? Is there a method that I can still be able to retrieve all of the files without further damaging them? I have not use my external hard disk drive since the error occurred. Please help!
The answer to all such queries is simple:
Yes, there are high chances that you will successfully be able to retrieve most data that has been deleted / lost from a corrupt external hard disk drive using a Macintosh, even if you have reformatted your portable hard drive or if its file system is damaged. But the catch is, you have to make use of a tool that is truly capable of performing data recovery on corrupted external hard disk drives. Read on to know how is it possible, or directly just to the later section of this page to begin recovering files from your external HDD using Remo Recover.
How files can be recovered in such situations:
There are several professional companies that help recovering data which people thought they had lost them from their computer forever. How are they able to do that? It can be a good information for all in case you happen to delete important files from your computer too as data loss is inevitable.
When a file get erased from any storage device, the operating system only marks the data file in the file system as deleted, but factually, it doesn't get removed from your system totally. Those files are only actually deleted totally when other information is written on the same location on your storage device.
How to recover files from a hard disk drive that is corrupted?
If you've somehow corrupted your HD drive that contain important files, chances are high that they are still alive on your hard disk and can be recovered easily via a Mac computer. The key is to use a reliable data recovery program like Remo Recover for Mac that can retrieve files that have been lost due to hard disk corruption or other scenarios. It is a professional data recovery application that is made available to all users – pro and novice. You no longer have to take your hard disk drive to a technician and shell out cash in order get back important files from it as it is now possible from your home or office.
Below mentioned are the detailed steps with their respective screenshots of Remo Recover tool operation that shows the steps to recover files from a corrupt external hard disk drive on a Macintosh.
Step 1: Install Remo Recover software on your Mac and connect the external hard disk drive to it. On launching the software, select "Recover Volumes / Drives" option.
Figure 1: Main Screen
Step 2: On next screen, select "Formatted / Re-Formatted Recovery" option.
Figure 2: Formatted / Re-Formatted Recovery Option
Step 3: Select the external hard drive and click "Next".
Figure 3: Select Hard Drive
Step 4: Upon successful completion of recovery process, a list of restored hard drive data is displayed.
Figure 4: List of Recovered Files
Step 5: Use "Save Recovery Session" option to avoid re-scanning of the hard drive.
Figure 5: Save Recovery Session option