Restore Data from Accidentally Erased Hard Drive on Mac

“I have borrowed my friend’s MacBook to do some work related to my project. My laptop has two volumes and as I had to download many files from internet, I thought of creating one more drive in it to manage my data. I opened Disk Utility to create one more drive and at that time I got a call from my colleague. I was commencing the task of creating one more volume while talking to him and mistakenly deleted the drive which is already present in Mac laptop hdd. I don’t know how to face my friend now; he has told me before itself that data present in it is very important and he doesn’t have backup of it. Kindly someone help me to solve this issue. Thanks for help!!!!”

These days Mac system is used by many users in order to do their daily work. It has wonderful feature named as “Disk Utility”. Using this tool, you can extend, delete, format as well as assign drive letter to the volume which does not shows up on Mac finder. But few users do not use it properly and become victim of above case. In order to solve issues related to data loss from Mac, many recovery tools have been launched and it is easily available online. Prior to knowing which software is the best one to regain data from accidentally deleted drive on Mac, let us have a look at the scenarios responsible for erasing or deleting partition on Mac hard drive:

  • Using unauthorized partitioning tool: Users who are not aware of using manual way to create volume in Mac system download third party partitioning applications. If the tool is secure, then you will be able to generate hard drive on Mac without any issue. However, in case the partitioning software is not authorized then it will delete existing hard drive without intimating you
  • Deletion while reinstallation: While installing operating system on your Mac computer, you need to follow many steps. You will also come across a Window having “Format” and “Delete” option. So at the time of removing unwanted drive from your Mac system, you might accidentally remove the one that hold important data
  • Other causes: Other than accidental deletion hard drive of your Mac computer will be automatically deleted in case it is logically failed due to software malfunction or any unknown issues

Erased Mac hard drive data recovery utility:

Along with “Disk Utility”, Mac has provided another feature named “Time machine”. Once you run Time machine, it will automatically create backup of files on which you are working or already present in your Macintosh system. But most of the users ignore to backup or they are not aware of using Time machine. Hence, in that case you can utilize promising software like Yodot Mac Data Recovery to retrieve files from accidentally deleted hard drive. This software is designed with easy to use GUI which lets you to restore data from accidentally erased Mac hard drive in less time. It has the capability to separate files and folders based on their file extensions and names using two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”. Along with deleted hard drive, you can use this software to restore data from corrupt Mac hard drive, inaccessible, formatted, dead, failed and not booting hard drive on Mac systems running with Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and even latest Yosemite operating systems.

Steps to restore files from accidentally erased hard drive on Mac:

  • Download Yodot Mac Data Recovery software and install it to your Mac computer
  • After going through the instructions to install the application run it to begin file recovery
  • Main window shows two options which are “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Choose first option to restore data from erased Mac hard drive and then mark on the checkbox provided beside the drive to select it
  • Upon clicking on “Next” option, software starts scanning and displays files which are recoverable under two view types i.e. ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’
  • Preview restored media files and at last save them on a desired location

Useful Indications:

  • Do not use unsecured partitioning tool to create partition on your Mac hard drive
  • Carefully commence the procedure of reinstalling operating system on Mac computer

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