In practice, formatting is done to convert an external hard drive into a new logical drive. Formatting an external hard disk erases all bookkeeping information from the file system of the disk first, then tests the sectors of the disk, also marks bad sectors present in it and finally, creates a new internal address table.
Thus, formatting an external hard disk does not erase the data present on it, only address tables of the portable hard drive is cleared. So, recovering data from formatted external hard disk is possible.
So, if you have accidentally formatted or reformatted a removable hard disk drive which holds your important data, then do not be panic. With the help of Remo Recover (Mac) software, you can get back formatted data with ease. Entire lost files from the formatted external hard disk will be safely restored in a few simple steps.
Remo Recover (Mac) software comes with advanced scanning mechanism that will deep scan the entire external drive that is formatted to recover formatted data from external hard drive. This external hard drive data recovery software restores data from a wide range of external hard disk brands like Seagate, Western Digital hard drive, Toshiba, Transcend, LaCie, and many more. You just have to connect the formatted external HDD to the Mac system and follow the instructions provided by the software. And in a short while, your data will be back.
The software also comes handy to restore data from corrupted, RAW, inaccessible partitions on Mac. It is one of the recommended flash drive data recovery software to recover files from flash drives after format, corruption, etc. The utility retrieves data from hard drives, memory cards, iPods, FireWire drives, digital cameras, or any other storage device. It is compatible with all Mac OS X versions, including macOS Sierra.
Caution: Stop using your formatted external hard drive until you recover lost data from it. Install the free download of Remo external hard drive data recovery software on your Mac and recover files from formatted external hard drive as soon as possible.
Step 1: Connect the formatted external hard drive to your Mac. Launch Remo Recover (Mac) wizard and click on Recover Volumes/Drives button.
Figure 1: Recover Volumes/Drives
Step 2: Next, click on Formatted/Reformatted Recovery button.
Figure 2: Formatted/Reformatted Recovery Option
Step 3: Select the formatted external hard disk drive from the list of displayed drives and go Next.
Figure 3: Select Formatted External Hard Drive
Step 4: Click on Skip button or Mark All file types to recover. If you insist, you can specify particular file types to retrieve from the formatted external drive.
Figure 4: Save Recovery Session option
Step 5: When the scanning process is completed, you can view the recovered data from the formatted external hard drive.
Figure 5: List of Recovered Files
Step 6: Finally, preview and Save recovered files on your desired location (don’t save recovered files on to the formatted hard drive again).