How to Recover Files from Formatted Volume

A Mac disk volume is usually formatted for a specific purpose like to replace a damaged file system, to delete files and folders from hard drive or to install the operating system. This variety of formatting options could lead you to accidentally wipe important files from Macintosh volume. Now it is possible to recover files from formatted volume - since formatting does not exactly remove these files from the hard drive unless they are overwritten by new content. All the files remain intact but after format they do become inaccessible to the user. However, it is easy to retrieve erased data or make all data accessible to the user by using Remo Recover software.

Important: Once you have lost data from formatted drive, it is good to stop using your Mac disk as it may decrease the chances of complete file recovery. In addition, overwriting of files could lead to permanent loss of data.

Software to recover data from formatted volume

For recovery of files from formatted Mac hard drive, you must opt for Remo Recover software. This tool supports deleted HFS partition recovery and from other file systems as well such as HFSX, HFS+ and FAT formatted disks on Mac OS X. It restores data from different hard drive interfaces like SATA, SCSI, ATA, PATA and SSD. Other than formatted volumes, this utility helps you in recovering data from re-formatted, unbootable and inaccessible partitions.

In addition, you can get how to recover data from corrupt Mac volume with utmost ease using this tool. It retrieves more than 300 file types including MS Office documents, emails, media files, spreadsheets, zip files and so on from Macintosh volumes and other portable storage devices like external hard drives, USB drives, flash drives, memory cards, etc. on Mac OS X.

How to recover files from formatted volume with Remo Recover tool

Get the Remo Recover software by clicking on the Download icon and install it on any platforms of your Apple Mac OS X system. Then connect the formatted Mac hard drive as a slave to the computer and follow this step by step procedure mentioned here to recover files from formatted volume within a few mouse clicks.

Step 1: Launch Remo Recover Mac and select "Recover Volumes / Drives" option

Step 2: In the next windows screen click on “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery

Step 3: The software will display all the physical drives that are accessible to your Mac OS X. Select formatted disk from which you want to restore files and click “Next” to begin the scanning process.

Step 4: After scanning, a list of recovered files from formatted volume will be displayed.

Step 5: Click on “Save” to store the recovered session on Mac hard drive for future avoidance of recovering them again.

All possible formatting situations supported by Remo Recover Mac

  • Unintentionally formatting Mac OS X disk will wipe out entire data in few minutes.
  • Excessive number of bad sectors on your Macintosh drive result in inaccessibility of data where in you have to format the drive.
  • Sometimes, you may format the inaccessible partition without having any suitable backup which causes enormous loss of data.
  • Often users format Mac machine when operating system goes missing.
  • Formatting the Macintosh hard drive when you often get disk error or primary/secondary hard drive failed.
  • To get rid of invalid or corrupted HFS partition you may format the volumes.

Always remember these useful tips after format operation if you want to recover data from it:

  • Do not reformat the Mac hard drive or re-partition it.
  • Do not try to re-create new partitions on the formatted drive.
  • Do not run any defrag utility or disk utilities.
  • Do not save anything after formatting your hard drive.


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