Unformat Hard Drive on Mac System

"Can I unformat my Mac hard disk drive? I formatted it accidentally which resulted in the loss of complete data stored in it including valuable project documents, important files, photos, videos and other files. Is there any way to my Unformat Mac hard drive?”

This is the most common problem often encountered by computer users. Generally, Mac users intentionally format their hard drive to overcome some issues like operating system corruption, file system corruption, hard drive errors and more. In such situations, users are well prepared i.e. they will proceed to format their Mac hard drive after backing up its entire data.

However, formatting the Mac hard drive without backing up its files, leads to huge amount of data loss. Especially, due to human mistakes like unintentionally formatting Mac drive while formatting any external storage device or accidentally clicking on “Format” option instead of some other listed options causes data loss from that device.

Also, format error that occurs in Mac hard disk due to various logical problems will forces you to format it, which results in complete data loss.

Is It Possible to Unformat Hard Drive On Mac?

Most of Mac users go clueless about how to deal with this issue. It is the common misconception that formatted data from Mac hard drive is lost forever. Actually it’s not true! When you format a Mac hard drive, your files are just inaccessible as pointers of these files are deleted from Mac File System Table after formatting. Even though the data is invisible, it still remains intact in your Macintosh hard disk drive; unless new file occupies its place (overwrites it). Thus, it is definitely possible to unformat Mac hard drive.

How to Unformat Mac Hard Drive?

Step 1: Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery software on your Mac (not on formatted drive.

Step 2: Run the software and select Formatted / Reformatted Recovery option to recover data from formatted Mac hard drive.

Formatted / Reformatted Recovery

Step 3: Select the formatted Mac hard drive from the list.

Select Drive

Step 4: Choose all volumes of formatted Mac HDD and hit Next button.

Choose Volumes

Step 5: Opt for Skip option and wait for scanning to be done.

Opt Skip

Step 6: Then, the tool shows all recovered files and folders of the formatted hard drive.

Data View

Step 7: Select, Preview and save retrieved data on your preferred drive (not onto to same formatted Mac drive).


More About Yodot Unformat Mac Hard Drive Software:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery software is the best application to unformat Mac hard drive. This program uses advanced built-in algorithms to identify and retrieve formatted data from your Macintosh hard disk. Apart from restoring formatted Mac HD, the utility can recover data after Apple Partition Map corruption, Catalog Record corruption, Journal File corruption, Volume Header corruption, hard disk failure, OS crash etc. The software supports recovery of data from drives formatted with HFS, HFSX, HFS+, and FAT file system on Mac OS X. You can also extract data from external hard drives, memory cards (CF card, SD card, XD Card, etc.), flash drives, SSD drives, FireWire drives and other storage devices on Macintosh machine. Furthermore, it easily runs on different versions of Mac OS X including latest macOS Sierra.


  • The most important thing to remember- never add any new data to the formatted Mac hard disk (it results in data overwriting)
  • It is highly suggested to confirm twice before formatting any Mac HDD/volume
  • Backup important data that is stored on Mac hard drive on some other (safe) storage devices

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