While transferring data from external hard drive to your Mac computer drive, there is no free space on the drive. Therefore you might have formatted a drive with lot of old junk data. But after formatting, you may realize that there were some important files. It may be your 25th anniversary pictures or any big project of your client. In that situation, you start panicking as you do not have any other copy of lost files. Take it easy as you can recover data from formatted external hard drive on Mac using data retrieval software. But the tool also fails to restore data if you save new data on external hard drive and the data is overwritten by newly saved file. Thus chuck the usage of formatted external hard drive if you want to restore its data.
You might have formatted external hard drive in various other scenarios as given below,
- When external hard drive is infected by dangerous viruses like Trojan or any malware attacks which is not rectified by anti-virus scan, you format the drive
- File system of external hard drive gets corrupt if it is used frequently, not ejected safely and handled without minimal care
- If you use external hard drive with Mac compatible file system on Windows computers, the drive gets formatted to be used on PCs
However, you can retrieve lost data from formatted external hard drive using Yodot Mac Data Recovery software.
Features of Mac data recovery software:
Yodot Mac Data Recovery software helps you to recover data from formatted external hard drive on Mac. It can identify almost all file formats saved on external hard drive. You can retrieve external hard drives on Mac as it supports data recovery from drives with HFS+, HFSX and FAT file systems, using this utility. This program helps you restore files from external hard drives even after other data loss in any severe loss scenarios like volume map corruption. It is compatible with Mac OS X Lion, Leopard and Snow Leopard. Try the demo version of the application to know more.
Procedure to recover data from formatted external hard drive on Mac:
Download Yodot Mac Data Recovery software from here and install it on your Mac computer. Run the utility and connect formatted external hard drive to Mac. Then from main screen of software, select “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”. From next screen, select icon of external hard drive and click on “Next”. You will find list of file formats on next screen, select the ones that you want to recover and click on “Next”. If you click on “Skip” option, then all files on external hard drive will be searched by the tool. The program scans selected external hard drive and displays the result in “Data View” and “File Type View” in few minutes. Save recovered files on computer drive using “Save” option.