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External Hard Drive File Recovery

Want to perform external hard drive file recovery?

Have you accidently formatted external hard disk and wants to recover lost files and folders on your Macintosh system? Desperately looking for a tool that performs external hard drive file recovery? Your search ends here. Here you will get an influential tool to perform Mac OS X data recovery from external hard drive. It’s a user-friendly and quick executing tool, which simply external hard drive file recovery after any complex data loss scenario.

External hard disks are used to save your songs, videos, documents, presentations, archives etc as a backup or collection. External or USB hard drives are most popular due to their portable and compatibility feature. Apparently, due to these features itself they are more prone to data loss scenarios. Due to some common human errors like accidental formatting, you may lose data on external hard disk. However, in reality, only the file pointers are deleted and the disk space is marked as free to store new data. Until you add new data to it, deleted files will be in recovery state. However, to recover deleted Mac data, you can use some special external hard drive file recovery tool like Mac OS X File Recovery software. This recovery tool scans the hard disk and can recover partition on Mac OS X with ease.

Reasons responsible for data loss from external hard drive:

  • Sometimes, you might have accidentally formatted or reformatted the disk to fix any minor or major errors. When you format or reformat the external hard drive, all the data stored on that drive is completely erased out, resulting in data loss.
  • Bad sector is also one of the main causes for data loss in external hard disk. Bad sector is any small area on the disk that becomes unusable due to any scratches or logical damage. These bad sectors inhibit access to the further data sectors. When you try to access these data, your system may hang for long time making data inaccessible.
  • Several other reasons such as file system corruption issues like catalog file corruption, journal corruption, improper shutdown of Mac, power surge problems etc may also become major causes for data loss scenarios.

As soon as you sense any data loss on external hard disk, stop using it in order to avoid overwriting of deleted files or folders. Install the Mac OS X File Recovery software on a healthy drive and recover it in any different area. This software supports file recovery on Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Leopard, and Snow Leopard. It is designed with excellent drive scanning algorithms that have a powerful search engine to restores files and folders from almost every data loss scenario. You can use this tool on your MacBook to undelete photos, videos, songs, text files, etc from your portable hard drive just by following few easy steps.

Some important features of this tool are:

  • It is simple and non-destructive data recovery tool.
  • Supports various brands of external hard disk like Iomega, Western Digital, Toshiba, Hitachi, Seagate, Buffalo, and Apricorn Aegis.
  • Performs signature search to identify and recover different file types.
  • Performs data recovery on Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, etc easily.

Steps to perform external hard drive file recovery:

Step 1: Install Mac OS X File Recovery Software After launching the tool, select "Recover Files" or "Recover Photos" or "Recover Volumes/Drives" options based on scenario as shown in Fig 1.

External Hard Drive File Recovery - Main Screen

Fig 1: Welcome Screen

Step 2: Now, select the external hard disk among the listed drives to initiate the data recovery process as shown in Fig 2.

Recover External Hard Drive Files - Select External Drive

Fig 2: Select External Drive

Step 3: Once the data is recovered successfully, view recovered files from the hard disk as shown in Fig 3.

Restore External Hard Drive File - Select Recovered Data

Fig 3: Select Recovered Data

For Leopard (10.5) and
Snow Leopard (10.6) Users

For Lion (10.7),
Mountain Lion (10.8) and Mavericks Users