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How to Recover Formatted Data on Mac

Is It Possible to Recover Formatted Data on Mac?

Yes, disk formatting doesn't erase the files (until they are overwritten by other files). When you format a Ma HD, the file system of disk is replaced with a new empty file system, thus, the entries of all the files and directories stored on the disk are erased and they become inaccessible. But hard drive maintains an index file, which tells the operating system where a particular file is stored. When you format the hard drive, links between index and file are deleted. The file remains physically intact. You can restore formatted files from Mac as long as the original files are not overwritten by other files.

Tips: DO NOT install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac to the same partition where you lost data for avoiding overwriting original data.

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Mac Data Recovery Software to Recover Formatted Data on Mac

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is a comprehensive Mac data recovery solution to recover data from lost, deleted, corrupted and formatted Mac hard drives, USB Flash drives, and Memory cards. This non-destructive Mac data recovery application ensures safe recovery of formatted data supporting HFS, HFS+, HFSX, and FAT file system volumes on Mac OS X 10.6 or later. To preview the recoverable files, download the trial version of this software.

The software is competent enough to recover data after below circumstances:

•     Hard drive corruption

•     Accidental deletion

•     Volume header or master directory block corruption

•     Catalog file corruption

•     Hard drive unmountable

•     Disk initialization

How to recover formatted data on Mac? Its recovery features can retrieve data under almost all data loss situations:

•     Photo Recovery: Recover photos, videos, music and other multimedia files from both Mac hard drive and other portable storage devices (Support HFS+/FAT/NTFS/NTFS5 file system).

•     Quick Recovery: Recover recent deleted files with original name and path, supporting HFS, HFS+ and FAT file system

•     Deep Recovery: Use RAW searching technology that scans your files sector by sector to make sure that all the possible files can be retrieved. It is highly recommended that you try this when other recovery module doesn't work.

•     Lost Partition Recovery: Recover partitions which have been lost, overwritten or damaged by a virus, as well as the data on them.

Here we recommend you recover data follow tutorial Deleted file recovery using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac

Why need to format Mac HD?

Formatting can fix some of the hard drive related logical problems, but also erase all the saved files and folders in the Macintosh HD, so usually you may not format Macintosh HD. Formatting is only performed for your certain purpose, such as:

•     To get rid of a deadly virus, which cannot be removed using an anti-virus software.

•     Replace damaged file system or Macintosh HD structures.

•     Reinstall operating system to fix boot errors or restore missing system files.

•     Remove all the files and folders unwanted from Macintosh HD.

In Macintosh OS X an built-in tool- Disk Utility allows you to perform the formatting process by clicking on "Erase" tab after specifying the disk/volume, its format and name.

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