How to Recover Data from External Hard Drive on Mac OS X

In today’s world, external hard drives have been widely used as supplementary mass storage devices for Mac. It is always a good way to keep your valuable photos, videos and other files in an external storage device so that you can bring them anywhere. Then problem might come: What if you accidentally delete files in your external hard drive? What if files are lost from your formatted external hard drive? Or what if files become corrupted in your external hard drive?

Mac External Hard Drive Data Lost Issue

When facing those annoying data loss issues, Mac users may ask: is there any solution for me to recover data from external hard drive Mac? If you are lucky enough, you may have backup copy of lost files, and you can easily restore them from that copy. But on the other hand, you can still ask help from a Mac external hard drive data recovery program. You can take Recoverit Data Recovery for Mac as a try, and then follow its simple steps to recover data from Mac external hard drive.

Recoverit - The Best External Hard Drive Recovery Software for Mac

This fascinating Mac external hard drive recovery Mac utility supports almost external hard drives of all brands, including Seagate, LaCie, Western Digital, Maxtor, etc. Download the trial version of Recoverit Mac Data Recovery from above link now. This trial version enables you to scan your external hard drive on your Mac before recovery.

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Recoverit - The Best External Hard Drive Recovery Software

  • Recover lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, emails from any storage device effectively, safely and completely.
  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera and camcorders.
  • Supports to recover data for sudden deletion, formatting, lost partition, virus attack, system crash under different situations.

How to Recover Data from External Hard Drive on Mac OS X

Download and install Recoverit data recovery on your computer. Launch Recoverit Mac data recovery, follow the next simple steps to perform external hard drive data recovery.

  1. Select a data recovery mode
  2. To recover data from Mac external hard drive, you can select "External Devices Recovery" mode to get started

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  3. Select external hard drive
  4. In this step you can select the drive letter for your external hard drive and click "Start" to scanning data.

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  5. Scan hard drive to search data
  6. Recoverit will start a quick scan. If the first scan cannot find your data, you can go to scan again with "All-around Recovery" which will search more files.

    deep scan lost data

  7. Restore Data from Max external hard drive
  8. Now you can preview and check found contents in the window after the scan. Then select files you need and click "Recover" to save them on your Mac.

    recover data from mac external hard drive

    Note: To avoid recoverable files from being overwritten during the recovery, please do select a folder on your Mac to keep them.

Data Recovery Tips:

Note: Recover Lost Mac Data under Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)

Due to macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) requirement, Mac users are not allowed an access to the built-in system drive from any apps. Therefore, if you need to restore lost data from the system disk under macOS 10.13, please "disable System Integrity Protection" first.

How to disable "System Integrity protection"? Please follow the steps below.

Step 1Reboot the Mac and hold down"Command + R" keys simultaneously after you hear the startup chime, this will boot OS X into Recovery Mode.

Step 2When the "OS X Utilities" screen appears, pull down the "Utilities" menu at the top of the screen instead, and choose "Terminal".

Step 3In the "Terminal" window, type in "csrutil disable" and press "Enter" then restrart your Mac.

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