How to Recover Formatted Data on Mac OS?
Have you been frustrated by Mac data loss after formatting? This article will show you the answer easily. But here will be explanations about format firstly before answering this question about recovering formatted data from Mac OS.
What is Format
Format is seen as the simplest way to make room for storing new files when we are using computer hard disk, USB flash drive or external hard drive. Usually format contains two kinds which are respectively high-level format and low-level format. Floppy disk only has high-level format while hard disk has not only high-level format but also low-level format. Low-level format is subject to hardware tracks, and usually done before partition and high-level format. Here I just help you distinguish the two by a simple method. Format which is related to operating system is high-level format. On the contrary, format that is not related to operating system is low-level format. In our daily life, the format we usually said is high-level format in most cases.
However sometimes when we are taking format options to wipe the storage devices, it is inevitable that we may mistakenly erase significant folder and lost files. So, how is the security of data when formatting a hard disk? Theoretically, when you format your computer hard disk or external drive, the folder files data are actually not erased right away from the disk. It is just the file system like FAT 32 or NTFS erased the location information about where the folder files data were stored. But the file data are still intact out there in the original sectors of the disk and marked as free space for new data to write over. So as is clear to us, before those data are overwritten it is absolutely possible to recover the formatted folder files. So once you found you accidentally formatted hard disk, please ensure that the formatted hard disk is not overwritten. And then, what we need is just a data recovery tool - iDisksoft Data Recovery for Mac.
What is iDisksoft Data Recovery for Mac
iDisksoft Data Recovery for Mac is a professional Mac data recovery software to recover Mac data lost due to accidental deleting, formatting, virus infection, improper operation, unexpected power failure, and other unknown reasons. There are four modes (Deleted Recovery, Deep Recovery, Partition Recovery and Photo Recovery) ensure you get back your lost data exactly. This data recovery software could help you to recover formatted files easily. It applies advanced algorithm to deep search the formatted device for your lost files.
Now let me show you how to recover formatted data on Mac OS step by step.
Step1: Free Download and Run
Free download iDisksoft Data Recovery for Mac from the iDisksoft Studio website:
Then double click the DMG file to run without installing.
Step2: Select Mode, Drive and File Type to Scan
There are four recovery modes for you. You need select “Deep Recovery” mode, and then choose the drive you have formatted. Click Next button to select file types you need recover to scan.
Step3: Select Target Files to Recover
Here you can see all recoverable files on the formatted drive are listed. You can choose files or folders to continue recovery. And then select or enter a path for saving recovered data. We highly suggest you never to select a path that is located in the formatted drive that you're searched data from, in case it would eventually overwrite the source data.
And now, all data has been recovered successfully. You can review your recovered data and enjoy the pleasure that recovery brought to you.
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