Retrieve Data from Formatted Mac Partition

Formatting volume on OS X is a common mistake committed by many Mac users. If formatted partition contains any useful stuff then you will be in a hurry to find out best solution to recover data that is wiped recently. It is common to wonder how to recover lost data on Mac? Or how a normal Mac user can retrieve lost data from formatted Mac partition? It is very simple unless and until Mac drive is not saved any data after formatting.

Hard drive is integral part of computer; in general it divides the hard drive and use it, these divisions are known as partitions or volumes. User can maintain their data in organized manner by creating partitions. Just think if you are a business person maintaining back up of confidential files on your MacBook. In such instance you can create few partitions and save all work related documents in separate partition, personal files and favorite collections in one volume and operating system in another. This method will not scatter your files and will be easy to access. However, due to some accidental partition format, user might end up losing large amount of data.

Scenarios that leads to partition format on Mac:

  • Accidental formatting: While doing risky task like reinstalling or creating new partition you may unintentionally choose wrong drive/ volume for formatting, resulting in large amount of data loss
  • Upgrading File System: File system is present to manage and organize saved data on Mac volume. When updating file system to higher version, you may forget to take backup and end up in losing all files saved in it
  • Error in partition resizing: User may sometimes need some extra memory on any particular volume. To make free space, you would have tried to perform resizing of existing partition. If you perform resizing process in wrong pattern it may force you to format that partition
  • Reformatting: Toggling file system of storage media from FAT to HFS / HFS+ or vice versa, will create new file system and clears all data present in it

Formatted Mac partition recovery software:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery is ultimate program to restore data from formatted partition on Mac operating system. It has recovery algorithm that scans and get back files from formatted, reformatted, inaccessible, or corrupted Mac volume. This tool supports data recovery from internal hard drive, memory card, flash drives, FireWire drive, SSD drives, external hard drives, etc. This app helps you to regain files from external storage media formatted with FAT16, FAT32, HFS+ and HFS file system. This utility supports to restore data from Yosemite, Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion and Mavericks OS X based Macintosh computers to obtain 100% safe data recovery. User can bring back partition data from MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, iMac and Mac Mini without any issue. Moreover, it can regain data with its original directory structure, path and file names. In demo version of Yodot Mac Data Recovery, user can know how efficient the software is in restoring the files.

Steps to recover formatted Mac partition:

  • Download Yodot Mac Data Recovery utility on Mac computer and install it
  • Run the tool and follow on screen steps
  • On main window you will get two options 'Volumes Recovery' and 'Formatted / Reformatted Recovery'
  • Hit on 'Formatted / Reformatted Recovery' option to retrieve data from formatted Mac partition
  • Now, the tool will display all volumes present on Mac system
  • Select formatted partition from where data has to be restored and click 'Next' button
  • Software scans chosen partition and shows entire list of files from that partition
  • Mark required files which you want to recover
  • At last, choose a destination location to save retrieved data from formatted partition using ‘Save’ option. However do not save them on same partition to avoid data mishap

Precautionary measures:

  • Confirm twice before formatting any volume on Mac system
  • Always backup essential data on reliable storage drive

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