Data Recovery from Mac after Factory Reset

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A factory reset is restoring your system to its original manufacturer settings by erasing all the data on the system. This process will erase all the data, settings and applications that were present on the system. Resetting your Mac system involves a full hard drive format and a reinstallation of Mac OS/Mac OS X.

Remo Mac Data Recovery Software is an excellent data recovery software to restore data after formatting your drive or partition. We will get to the data recovery part in a bit.

A factory reset is usually done to fix issues plaguing the system. Here are other reasons:

  • To revert all the configuration and settings of the system to default settings
  • To make space on the system.
  • To get rid of personal information on the system, before selling it.
  • To clear system of viruses, malware and other threats that are difficult to remove.

Things to do before Mac restore

  • Backup your Mac system before selling it.
  • The software on your Mac is licensed to you. Sign out of iTunes, iMessage, iCloud.
  • Reformat your hard drive after backing up and you have signed out of everything.
  • Make sure your system has an active internet connection throughout the factory reset process.

How to do a factory reset on Mac?

1. Clear your hard drive

  • Click Apple icon on top-left corner of the screen and select Restart
  • Press and hold Command +R when grey screen appears during boot process.
  • Select a Wi-Fi network if this option is available.
  • Select Disk Utility.
  • Select your hard drive from the list and click on Erase.
  • Select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) in the new window.
  • Select disk or volume in list from the left.
  • Specify a format and name.
  • To prevent the recovery of disk’s erased data, click Security Options.
  • Click Erase.
  • Type in a new name for the hard drive.
  • Click Erase to wipe clear your hard drive.

2. Reinstall the Operating System

  • Once your hard drive is wiped, click on Disk Utility and then select Quit Disk Utility.
  • Click on Continue to reinstall Mac OS X.
  • Follow on-screen instructions to complete reinstallation of the OS.

Your system will reboot with installation of Mac OS X with factory settings. You can reinstall all applications and sync all your accounts.

Data recovery using Remo Recover software

If you lost data while formatting your hard drive before going for a factory reset, you can still recover it using Remo Recover software. It is the ideal data undelete software for Mac, capable of recovering data from lost, deleted, formatted and re-formatted partitions. It supports data recovery from different file systems including FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, and ExFAT. Remo Recover software carries out factory reset data recovery process in easy steps. Just download the software, follow simple on-screen instructions to recover all your data in few minutes.


Procedure to recover data from Mac after factory reset:

Step 1: Download Remo Recover Mac and install it on your Mac system. Run the software and follow the main screen procedures. Select “Recover Files” from the screen. From next screen select “Recover Deleted Files” or “Recover Lost Files” depending on file loss scenario

recover data after factory reset on Mac - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Choose the Volume from where data is to be recovered and click on “Next” button.

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Figure 2: Select Drive

Step 3: Select the appropriate file type to recover your lost data based on file extensions or you may click on “Skip” button to display all the deleted / lost data

recover data after factory reset on Mac - Select File Type

Figure 3: Select File Type

Step 4: The software scans the selected volume and displays all the recoverable data files. Preview the recovered files before saving.

recover data after factory reset on Mac - View Recovered Files

Figure 4: View Recovered Files

Step 5: Save the rescued data to your desired location or Volume, you may also compress the recovered files before saving to save memory.

recover data after factory reset on Mac - Save Recovered Files

Figure 5: Save Recovered Files