Restore External Disk Data Mac

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Get back lost files from external disk on Mac

In order to store huge amount of data most of the users make use of external disks, as these are becoming more spacious, faster and more affordable day by day.  Computer data / files like music, videos, photos, document can be stored on these drives as backup storage. Besides acting like backup, these disks are also used as transport medium, since these are completely portable and one can carry these portable disks easily. However, it’s pretty simple to move data from Mac system to USB drive or vice versa, all that user needs to do is set a connection between external disk and Mac system by connecting it to USB port on system.

External disks are more like the conventional hard drive that are integrated with hardware components like platters, spindle, motor etc. Generally, these disks help user in many ways while accessing, managing and moving data as compared to internal disk, but due to its portable nature one can’t ignore the fact that these are more inclined to data loss issues. Unfortunately, losing data from external disk creates serious problems as most of the time these disks hold essential data and if there is no backup available then situation gets terrible.

Well, today you need not be much worried about losing data from USB disks, as a prominent external disk recovery utility for Mac will help you to restore external disk Mac data with extreme ease. Nevertheless, one needs to know about the circumstances in which data from portable drive may get lost, before proceeding with external Mac disk recovery process.

Accidentally losing data: Consider a circumstance, in which you want to format your Mac volume named as “D” using Mac terminal. You write the command and by mistake you typed letter E and hit the return button, which is the name of your external disk. This silly mistake may land you in severe trouble, as all the vital data from your external drive is erased by formatting. This is considered as users mistake and besides this, accidental deletion of data from external Mac drive may also contribute to same upset.

Improper use: All major operating systems include an "Eject or Safe remove" option and same goes with Mac OS X. This prepares USB disk to be disconnected physically from the Mac computer. These options make sure that no read / write operations are active on the disk that is attached externally. Sadly at times, users may abruptly disconnect external disk while it is in active mode. This might damage the disk's file system, causing the disk inaccessible leading to data loss.

Words of caution:

Care should be taken while formatting the disk using Mac terminal that the volume letter typed is the one that actually need to be formatted or make sure before deleting file that it’s the right file or data that you want to delete by being conscious while performing these tasks. Next is, make use of proper methods to connect and disconnect attached external Mac disk

How to recover USB disk Mac?

Remo Recover is the answer for above stated question, since it is counted as most effective recovery software for performing Mac external disk file recovery on all versions of Mac OS X. It has built-in scanning modules that scans complete system and displays inbuilt and externally connected disk on that system. Software helps you to retrieve lost data from portable drive on Mac, which is lost after accidentally formatting, reformatting, deleting, etc., by accomplishing 100 % data recovery from external drive on Mac. Moreover, this ultimate Mac external disk recovery tool is crafted with best file recovery techniques and has caliber of recovering data from missing or deleted Mac volumes by carrying out a rigorous scan. You can efficiently get back lost files from external disks that are logically crashed like SATA / SCSI / IDE hard drives, pen drives, SD, XD, MMC flash memory cards. Above all, its hassle free GUI assists even a novice to recover lost data from portable drives on Mac without any trouble and interrupts.


Steps to restore external disk data on Mac:

Step 1: Install free downloaded trial version of Remo Recover on your Mac system and connect the external disk from which you want recover data. Launch the software to open Main screen. Select "Recover Volumes / Drives" option as illustrated in figure 1.

USB Hard Drive Recovery Mac - Main Window

Figure 1:Main Window

Step 2: From the next window you need to select "Volume Recovery" option, in order to restore data from your USB drive as illustrated in figure 2.

Data Recovery of External Hard Drive on Mac - Select Volume Recovery

Figure 2: Select Volume Recovery

Step 3: Software quickly scan and display the storage disks that are available with your Mac PC / laptop. Select USB disk as illustrated in figure 3.

Data Recovery of External Hard Drive on Mac - Select USB Hard Drive

Figure 3: Select External Disk

Step 4: After successful completion of scanning process, a list of recovered data from external drive will be displayed to you as illustrated in figure 4.

Portable Hard Drive Recovery on Mac - Recovered Data from USB Hard Drive

Figure 4: Recovered Data from External Drive

Step 5: Make use of "Save Recovery Session" option to avoid re-scanning of external disk in future.

Restore Deleted Files from USB Hard Disk on Mac - Save Recovery Session

Figure 5: Save Recovery Session


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