There are numerous reasons for users to want to reset their MacBook Pros to their factory settings. It might be because you are experiencing major problems with its performance, virus attacks and system errors. You can also perform this process when you need to flush out data from your machine if you need to sell it off or give it to someone else.
Reset MacBook Pro to square one by following these procedures:
The quickest and easiest way to make sure data on your MacBook Pro is not entirely lost is by the built-in Time Machine feature on your machine. However, this method may not be 100% effective and you may need the assistance of a third-party data recovery tool to restore data from MacBook Pro.
Recoverit for Mac is a great option to aid you in the restoration of data into a MacBook Pro that has been restored to its factory settings. You may also find this software useful when precious data is lost due to a corrupted hard drive, virus attacks, system errors, formatting etc.
We have outlined the steps needed to restore data from MacBook Pro using Recoverit for Mac - just remember to install the software in a partition that is different from the one where the data was lost:
To recover deleted or lost data on Mac, you can select the option "Deleted Files Recovery" to start.
Choose the partition that has been restored to factory settings. Then click on "Start" to have a quick scan on it, which a little time is needed.
Go to "All-Around Recovery" if you find nothing desired after the quick scan. It will deeply search more files and take more time.
A list of files will be built up. Highlight the file name to preview its content, select the wanted files and click "Recover" to get them back.
As we have outlined above, resetting MacBook Pro to factory settings should not intimidate you from not doing it yourself. You do not need to worry about losing your data because it is really easy to restore - as easy as 1, 2, 3. Good luck with your efforts!
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 restart your Mac.