"I have a MacBook Pro laptop. I was working on Mac OS X Leopard till now but today I installed OS X Lion in my laptop. Although, I have installed the OS X Lion successfully yet it was a worst experience for me. Because, while trying to install OS X Lion, unknowlingly I formatted entire hard disk. Unluckily, I had not backed up hard drive data before formatting and hence lost my important documents, photo collection, videos and everything what I had stored in my laptop. Is there any way to recover data from formatted MacBook Pro laptop?"
Well, if you have also undergone above stated scenario, do not be upset. It is a common data loss catastrophe and most of MacBook Pro users experience it several times. Interesting fact to know about formatting is that when you format a hard drive or any other storage drive, data stored in the drive will not be permanently deleted. Only the references, which points particular data on a drive, get deleted from the index table but the data resides there and can be restored if it has not been overwritten. Therefore, you can retrieve data from formatted MacBook Pro by utilizing a third party data recovery application.
When a user may format MacBook Pro?
Let us have a sight on factors which are frequent and very often result in format operation. Apart from accidental formatting of MacBook hard drive while OS re-installation process, some other practical scenarios are also there in which user may lose crucial data due to format operation. For example, sometime, user needs to perform hard drive management operations like resizing volumes, re-partitioning, re-formatting, volume deletion etc on MacBook Pro hard disk. While performing these operations, user may end up with formatting Mac HDD volumes inadvertently.
Failure of the Disk Utility (An in-built disk manager tool provided with Mac OS X) may result in missing or inaccessible volumes. At this stage, the user may decide to format MacBook Pro in order to make lost drive space available for storing some other data. Similarly, journal corruption, corrupted catalog file, corruption to Apple Partition Map table, erroneous file system conversion operation etc are also considerable events after that user needs to format MacBook hard drive.
Which tool to use in order to restore formatted MacBook Pro?
Remo Recover Mac edition is an excellent program to execute data recovery from formatted SSD. It is simple yet highly effective tool that has ability to work on different versions of Mac OS X. A powerful data recovery app that offers comprehensive solution to unformat MacBook Pro hard drive, MacBook Air and other Mac machines. Supports recovery of media files, documents and popular files by performing rigorous scanning of formatted HFSX, HFS+, FAT 16, FAT 32 HDD volumes. Remo Recover is a great Mac disk data recovery software which is cost-effective, advanced and trustworthy data recovery app that can be utilized on both Intel and Power PC Mac environment.
Step 1: Install demo version of the software on your MacBook Pro and launch the software. Software will show a main screen with three options as illustrated in figure 1. Click on "Recover Volumes/Drives" option.
Figure 1: Main Screen
Step 2: On next screen, select "Formatted / Re-Formatted Recovery" option as illustrated in figure 2.
Figure 2: Formatted /Re-Formatted Recovery Option
Step 3: On the next screen, you have to select the drive as illustrated in figure 3.
Figure 3: Select Drive
Step 4: Upon successful completion of recovery process, a list of restored hard drive data will be displayed as illustrated in figure 4.
Figure 4: List of Recovered Files
Step 5: Use Save Recovery Session option to avoid re-scanning of the MacBook hard drive.
Figure 5: Save Recovery Session option