How to Recover Files Erased by Disk Utility?

“Hi everyone, I used disk utility to erase free space on my Mac computer hard drive. I had 200 GB free space on Mac computer prior to running this program. I thought that there was an error, so I stopped the disk utility process in between. But now it says I have only 80 GB free space left and the data present in the drive has become unreadable. Is there any solution to fix this problem and retrieve back data on my hard drive?”.

Above detailed situation is one of the common instances that many Mac users face while running Disk utility tool. The Mac operating system comes equipped with the feature named as "Disk Utility". It facilitates you to repair Mac computers startup disk when you are experiencing problems related to it. Apart from this, you can use disk utility to erase, format and partition Mac hard drive

How to run Disk Utility?

  • Insert Mac OS installation disc into your Mac computer’s disc slot. Now click on "Apple" icon in the menu bar and choose the "Restart" option from the Apple menu
  • Press and hold the "C" key while the computer is restarting from the installation disc
  • Select "English" from the language drop-down menu and then click on "Disk Utility" option from installation disc menu to launch the Disk utility
  • Hit on "First Aid" tab and click on computer's hard drive volume under the hard drive icon. Now click on "Repair" button to start the Disk Utility

Disk Utility will now verify and repair Mac computers hard drive and as soon as Disk Utility has finished repairing the hard drive, the computer will restart normally. Even though Disk utility is excellent at making minor disk repairs to Mac hard drive‘s file system, it not suitable for a good backup strategy. If you have lost or erased files from hard drive while using disk utility, then it is recommended to use proficient Mac Data Recovery tool.

Disk utility recovery software:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery is one of the excellent data recovery software used by many users to recover files erased from disk utility. It is built with advanced scanning algorithms to scan each and every block of Mac hard drive and to restore lost or erased data from it. You can even use this recovery program to retrieve data from portable storage devices like external hard drives, USB flash drives, memory cards, pen drives, FireWire drives, etc. The software supports recovery of documents, photos, videos, songs, PDF files and many more from Mac computer and storage devices. The recovery application is very easy to use and can be used by ever user to retrieve files after disk utility erases from storage devices.

Procedure to recover files lost after using disk utility:

  • Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery software on your Mac system
  • Run the recovery application and follow instructions on screen procedure
  • In main screen you can see two options i.e. “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted/Re-formatted Recovery”
  • Select “Formatted/Re-formatted Recovery” option to recover files from Mac hard drive after disk utility erase
  • After this, the recovery tool scans entire hard drive and displays all the drives/ volume present in the system
  • Choose the particular drive from which you need to retrieve data and click on “Next” option
  • Recovery program starts scanning the selected drive and displays all recovered data in “Data View” or “File Type View”
  • Finally save recovered files to your desired location on the computer (apart from the drive which you are trying to retrieve data)

Useful Tips:

  • It’s good to have separate copy of essential files in some other reliable storage devices
  • Regularly update your security application to protect your important data from virus or malware infection
  • Don’t interrupt when your disk utility is in progress, it may corrupt the Mac hard drive and make your data inaccessible