Solution for Retrieving Files from External HDD on Mac

“I need help!!! I had an external hard drive of 1 TB, in which I stored lots of precious files. Actually, today morning, while copying some files from my external hard drive to my Mac computer, my younger sister ejected the external hard drive from the system. Later, when I connected it again to my computer, I was shocked, as I could not find few files on my external hard drive and even I could not find them on my Mac computer. Those files are very important and I don’t even have their backups. Now, my question to you people is how to recover files from external hard drive Mac computer. Please help me!!!”

Not only you, most of the computer users come across this kind of data loss problems. This article is going to help the users to recover data from external hard drive on Mac systems. After losing or deleting files from external hard drive, it is easy to retrieve files from external HD on Mac unless the lost data is not overwritten with new data. MacBook Data Recovery software is specially designed for Mac users to recover files from external hard drive Mac running machines. It has been designed with advanced scanning technology to restore data from external HDD on Mac oriented computers.

How data get lost or deleted from external hard drive:

Accidental Formatting: Formatting the external hard disk on Mac computer unintentionally causes severe data loss. At times, when it is connected to Mac computer, users may mistakenly format their external hard drive instead of required Mac computer’s internal hard drive, due to which they come across huge amount of data loss situation. Data from accidentally formatted MacBook Pro hard drive can be easily recovered with the help of MacBook Data Recovery software. If you want complete details and procedure to get back data from accidentally formatted MacBook Pro, just follow the link

Data Transfer Obstruction: Any sort of obstructions like abrupt ejection of external hard disk from the Mac computers, while data is being transferred to computer or vice versa can lead to deletion of few files from external hard disk. Also, sudden shut down of the system due to unexpected power outage or low battery in case of laptops, can also result in loss of data.

File System Corruption: Corruption to the external hard drive’s file system may result in inaccessible of the hard drive. If the external hard drive becomes inaccessible due to it’s file system corruption, then obviously you lose all your precious data from external hard drive. Sometimes, when you try to access corrupted external hard disk, you may encounter format error message, wherein unless you format it, you won’t be able to use your external hard drive.

Other Reasons: Some of the other reasons behind data loss from external hard drive are unintentional deletion using command prompt, presence of excessive bad sectors, repartitioning or reformatting, improper file system conversion, deletion by third party tools, etc.

Tool to perform external hard drive data recovery on Mac:

MacBook Data Recovery software has an ability to recover files from external hard drive Mac computers under almost all data loss scenarios. It supports all the latest versions of Mac OS X which include Yosemite, Snow Leopard, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, etc. This software is capable of recovering more than 300 file types including Word files, PowerPoint presentation files, PDF files, spreadsheets, images, videos, music files, and many more with ease. It has potential to recover files from external hard drive Mac, that is formatted with either HFS, HFSX, or HFS+ file systems. Additionally, with the help of this utility, one can retrieve files from crashed hard drive, which has been corrupted severely under certain circumstances.

Unique features of this data recovery application:

  • This software is available in both demo and full versions. You can evaluate the software by downloading and running the free demo version.
  • Demo version scans the external hard drive on your Mac system and recovers almost all types files within few couple of clicks. After it completes scanning process, you are facilitated to preview the recovered files either in File Type View or Data View.
  • The entire data recovery session can be saved in the demo version itself by clicking on “Save Recovery Session”. Hence, one you purchase the full edition of the software, you do not have to rescan your external hard disk and you can directly resume with the saved recovery session by choosing “Open Recovery Session” option.
  • With the assistance of this application, you can also recover data from failed MacBook Pro hard drive with utmost ease.

Follow simple steps to recover data from external hard drive on Mac:

Step 1: Download and install MacBook Data Recovery software after losing or deleting data from external hard disk. After getting the Main Screen you have to select the option of "Recover Volumes/Drives" from it.

Recover Files from External Hard Drive Mac - Main Screen

Fig 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Choose "Formatted / Reformatted Recovery" from the next screen. A screen will appear immediately where you need to choose drive which is formatted and click on "Next" button to start scanning of the files.

Recover Files from External Hard Drive Mac - Select Drive

Fig 2: Select Drive

Step 3: After the completion of scanning process you can preview the recovered files as shown in figure.

Recover Files from External Hard Drive Mac - Preview Recovered Files

Fig 3: Preview Recovered Files

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