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:
Things to do before Mac restore
How to do a factory reset on Mac?
1. Clear your hard drive
2. Reinstall the Operating System
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.
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
Figure 1: Main Screen
Step 2: Choose the Volume from where data is to be recovered and click on “Next” button.
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
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.
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.
Figure 5: Save Recovered Files