Restore Formatted External Hard Drive on Mac

Remo Recover Mac provides easy steps to restore data from the external hard drive that is formatted accidentally or intentionally. The tool can be used for recovering data from various brands of formatted external hard drive in a matter of minutes.

Scenario: -

“I connected my external hard drive to the Mac Machine in order to copy some files. But the moment I connected it to the Mac computer, it displayed an error message like “This drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" As I was in hurry, I did not notice it clearly and gave the command to format the drive. After formatting all the files from my external hard drive got washed off. Those files are very important and I don’t have its backup as well. Can anyone suggest me the way to unformat external hard drive mac and get back files from my external Mac hard drive?”

Resolution: -

Erased data from formatted Mac external hard drive can be restored easily if there is a backup. If not, you have to use third-party external hard drive recovery software to get back your data. Thinking, how to select perfect Mac external hard drive recovery tool? No worries, here is an advanced tool which helps you in recovering data from formatted external hard drive regardless of its brands.

Remo Recover Mac- Perfect Tool for Formatted External Hard Drive Recovery on Mac: -

Remo Recover Mac software is designed with advanced data recovery techniques which make it highly proficient in performing formatted external hard drive recovery with folder structure on Mac. It rescues data from the variety of external hard drive brands like Seagate, Toshiba, Western Digital, LaCie, Transcend, etc. To carry out the recovery process, you just have to Plug in the external hard drive to the Mac system and follow the instructions given by this software. It will search the files and then displays it for you. You can select the files that you want to recover and ignore rest of them. You may even preview the files to know whether you have selected right one to recover. Further, one can use this software for recovering data from corrupted, RAW, and crashed external hard drive.


Tutorial to Rescue Formatted External Hard Drive Mac:

Step 1: Download and Install the trial version of the software on your Mac. Connect external hard disk to the computer and launch the software. You will see the main window with three options as illustrated in figure 1. Click on "Recover Volumes/Drives".

Formatted External Hard Drive Recovery on Mac - Main Window

Figure 1: Main Window

Step 2: On next window, select "Formatted /Re-Formatted Recovery" option as illustrated in figure 2.

Formatted External Hard Drive Recovery Mac - Select Formatted /Re-Formatted Recovery

Figure 2: Select Formatted /Re-Formatted Recovery

Step 3: After selecting recovery option, on the next screen you have to select the external hard disk as illustrated in figure 3.

Formatted External Hard Drive Recovery Mac - Select External HDD

Figure 3: Select External HDD

Step 4: Once the recovery process gets over, the list of recovered data from hard drive, will be displayed as illustrated in figure 4.

Formatted External Hard Drive Recovery Mac - List Recovered Data

Figure 4: List Recovered Data

Step 5: Use Save Recovery Session option for saving recovery process to avoid re-scanning of the hard drive.

Formatted External Hard Drive Recovery Mac - Save Recovery Session

Figure 5: Save Recovery Session

Other Important Features of Remo Recover-

  • Easily recovers data from internal hard drive, memory card, flash drive and other removable storage drives on Mac
  • Compatible with all the versions of Mac OS such as Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Yosemite, Mavericks, macOS Sierra and can also perform hard drive recovery on MacBook versions
  • Supports data recovery from formatted HFSX, HFS+, FAT, and exFAT hard disk volumes
  • It provides an option i.e. "Save Recovery Session" which can be utilized to avoid rescanning of the formatted external hard drive

Reasons for Formatting External Hard Drive-

  • Intentional Formatting: When your external hard drive takes a long time to open a file when connected to Mac, you may prefer to format it to get it back to the normal state. Before commencing format operation, it is necessary to backup data. But if you format it without backing up the required data then you may lose your precious files.
  • Accidental Formatting: When Mac hard drive is loaded with unwanted files, you may prefer to format it in order to add new files. But while formatting if you accidentally select the external hard drive, then you will lose files present in it.
  • Conversion of the File System: In order to get better features, some Mac users prefer to change the file system of the external hard drive. If the files present in it are not so important, then it does not matter. But if the files resided in the external hard drive are of vital importance, then you may face huge data loss.


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