Recover When Seagate Freeagent Goflex Not Recognized on Mac

“I backup all my important data in Seagate FreeAgent Goflex external hard disk which has a capacity of 60GB. Today all of a sudden, this device is not getting detected on my Mac. I tried to get files from it by connecting it to other computers, which didn’t work. If anyone has an idea on how to restore data from Seagate FreeAgent Goflex on Mac system, then please share with me. Thanks in advance!!!”

FreeAgent Goflex is an external hard disk newly introduced by Seagate. This drive is available in the range of 60GB to 3TB capacity. Seagate also manufactures other models of hard drive like FreeAgent Desk, FreeAgent Go, FreeAgent Pro, etc. The reason for above kind of situation might be that your FreeAgent Goflex got corrupted. Now think once, what will happen if you suddenly lose access to your FreeAgent Goflex due to its corruption?

  • If lost data is the only backup of your important files, then it’s a big challenge
  • If it contains any PPT’s or any office files that you need urgently, then your situation would be very worse
  • If your Mac system is already dead and it is the only backup that you got

Let us know what makes a Seagate FreeAgent Goflex drive undetected on Mac:

  • Removing FreeAgent Goflex from Mac system or other devices without using “eject” option
  • Using same Seagate FreeAgent goflex hard disk on different OS based computers like Mac, Windows, Unix, etc
  • Logical errors like presence of bad sector, corrupt file system, etc.

The only recommended solution for above kind of situations is using data recovery tool.

Software to recover data from FreeAgent Goflex HDD on Mac:

Use Yodot Mac Data Recovery software to come out from all the above mentioned conditions. This software can easily restore data from Seagate FreeAgent Goflex when not recognized on Mac OS X. Addition to FreeAgent Goflex, it can retrieve files from other models of Seagate external hard disk which are mentioned above. Further, it helps data recovery from Seagate Seven portable drive. Apart from dead external hard disk, it can retrieve data from non bootable, formatted/reformatted /repartitioned volumes on Mac computer. It can support data recovery from HFS+, NTFS, HFSX, FAT and exFAT drive. To speed up scanning process, it contains two scanning options like “Volume recovery” and “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery”. Depends on option you select, it will start scanning. In addition to Seagate FreeAgent external hard disk, it can retrieve data from other brands of external hard drive such as LaCie, Iomega, SanDisk, LG, Kingston, Sony, etc. This utility is compatible with various versions of Mac system such as Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite.

Procedure to get back data from FreeAgent Goflex drive on Mac machine:

  • First connect Seagate FreeAgent Goflex external hard disk to a Mac system
  • After that, install Yodot Mac Data Recovery software on Mac machine
  • Then run application and follow onscreen instructions to restore data from FreeAgent Goflex hard disk
  • First, it will show two options such as “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select first option to start recovery process
  • Wait for few minutes till scanning is finished
  • Then, retrieved files will display in two view such as ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’. Finally, save files to a desired location other than source (same FreeAgent Goflex)

Important Note!!

  • Be careful while connecting or removing FreeAgent Goflex external hard disk from other electronic gadgets
  • Feel free to contact 24x7 technical support team if you find any difficulty while performing data restoration process