Data Recovery after Factory Reset on Mac

“My Mac was having trouble to boot Windows OS that I had configured virtually; so I did factory reset and wiped entire thing present in it. But I had many important files and folders in it and forgot to take backup. Now it is gone forever, can I retrieve files from Mac hard drive after factory reset? Awaiting for your suggestions!!!”

Usually user prefers factory reset option when the performance of Mac machine worsen due to increase of logical errors. When system is restored to its factory settings, it will reset all files and programs to manufacturer’s specification. It changes existing file system to original file system and removes files present on hard drive. If proper backup is not maintained then factory reset results in huge data loss. However, it is advised for users to stop using Mac hard drive for further use until data is completely recovered because files may get overwritten. Other than factory reset, there are many reasons for losing files from Mac computer. Some causes are listed below:

  • Sometimes intentional formatting is required due to formatting error or to free virus from Mac system, then user may lose files from it
  • Accidentally formatting Mac hard drive wipes entire files from drive
  • Unintentional pressing ‘Command + Shift + Option + Delete’ keys together will clear Trash without any notification, where deleted files get permanently removed
  • If user empties Trash Bin entirely without checking properly for its content then it may lose some vital files present in Mac HDD
  • Converting file system from HFS to HFS+ then new file system will be created as a result user will lose files present in it

To deal with above mentioned situations it is better to maintain regular back up of entire files on Mac computer. Unfortunately, few users do not take back up of any files and lose precious files. In such condition, it is not necessary to worry about deleted or lost data, because it can be retrieved using prominent data recovery tool.

Utility to restore files after factory reset on Mac:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery application can get back lost files after doing factory reset process on Mac machine. This program has powerful recovery algorithm that scans and regains files from lost, deleted, formatted, reformatted or corrupted Mac hard drive. It has ability to perform data recovery on entire Mac hard drive even after OS crash, hard drive crash, unbootable Mac and other serious issues. It can recover files like documents, Office files, media files, compressed files, iTunes files and many other format. It helps to regain files from drive formatted with FAT16, FAT32, HFS+ and HFS file system. It supports data recovery from internal hard drive, memory card, flash drives, FireWire drives, external hard drives, iPods, SSD drives, etc. This utility can recover Mac OS X partition from Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite operating systems. In demo version of Yodot Mac Data recovery, user can know steps that have to be followed to restore files.

Steps to recover files after factory reset on Mac:

  • Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery program on Mac computer by logging in as local system administrator
  • After completion of installation process, launch the software by clicking on shortcut icon available on desktop screen
  • On main screen you can observe two options like 'Volume Recovery' and 'Formatted / Reformatted Recovery'
  • In that opt for 'Volume Recovery' option and proceed to next screen
  • After selection, the tool will show all drives present on Mac system
  • Now select the drive from which you have lost the files
  • Next screen will display two scanning techniques namely 'Normal Scan' and 'Smart Scan'
  • Select either of the option and proceed next
  • Then choose the file type you need to recover or simply 'Skip' it
  • Software starts to scan and displays all retrieved data
  • Preview the files before saving them to the respective destination location


  • Use advanced protection against severe malwares to keep the Mac data secure and corruption free
  • Do not install any unauthenticated application to your Mac computer