How to Unformat Hard Drive on Mac?

Christina updated on 2021/4/7 to Mac Data Recovery

Summary: is it possible to recover lost data from a formatted hard drive? Yes, download Donemax Data Recovery for Mac. This Mac unformat software can help you quickly recover all lost files and documents from a formatted HDD, SSD, memory card, USB flash drive, digital camera, etc.

“Hi, I need a solution to recover lost data from my external hard drive. This 1TB external hard drive was formatted using Disk Utility and all lost data was gone, no backup. Is there any way to recover lost data from it?” - Sean

Basically, there are two methods to format a hard drive on Mac. First of all, you can format a hard drive with Mac Disk Utility. It will quickly erase the hard drive and format it for your Mac. And you also can use third-party disk formatting software to help you format a hard drive on Mac. For example, you can use Donemax Data Eraser to help you quickly format a hard drive under Mac OS.

In most cases, you will make a full backup of the target hard drive before you format it. However, if you forget to backup your data, the lost data still can be recovered. Mac data recovery applications are able to help you unformat hard drive and get lost data back.

Best unformat software for Mac

Donemax Data Recovery for Mac is one of the best disk unformat software for Mac OS. It offers advanced data recovery technology to ensure finding every recoverable file from a formatted hard drive.

Formatted recovery features:

  • Unformat HDD, SSD, USB drive, memory card, digital camera, external disk on Mac.
  • Recover lost data when your hard drive is erased by Disk Utility.
  • Unformat a hard drive which is formatted by third-party disk formatting software.
  • Recover lost data from a initialized hard drive.
  • Export data from an inaccessible hard drive to your Mac.

Whether you format the hard drive using Disk Utility or using third-party disk formatting software, you can unformat it with Donemax Data Recovery for Mac. After deep scan, you can completely recover lost documents, photos, videos, audio files, emails and other files from the formatted hard drive.

Simple steps to unformat hard drive on Mac

Step 1. When you realize you lose important files due to formatting your hard drive, just stop using the hard drive in case that the lost files would be overwritten by new files.

Step 2. Download and install Donemax Data Recovery for Mac on your Mac computer and make sure the formatted hard drive is connected to your Mac.

Step 3. Run Donemax Data Recovery for Mac, then select the formatted hard drive.

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Step 4. Click on Scan button. Donemax unformat software will deeply scan the formatted hard drive and find all lost files.

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Step 5. Once the scan is completed, you can preview all recoverable files. Then select the desirable files and save them.

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With Donemax Data Recovery for Mac, you can easily unformat hard drive on Mac. It is complete DIY data recovery software. Actually, it is pretty simple to unformat hard drive with this software.


Mac unformat FAQs

1. Is it possible to unformat a hard drive which is formatted by high-level format method?

Yes, if you format it with high-level format method, just run Donemax Data Recovery for Mac to deeply scan the formatted hard drive and get all lost files back.

2. Is it possible to unformat a NTFS hard drive on Mac?

Yes, you can use Donemax Data Recovery for Mac to recover lost data from a formatted NTFS drive on Mac. It also supports to APFS, HFS, HFS+, ext, FAT, exFAT, etc.

3. Is it possible to recover data from a crashed hard drive on Mac?

Yes, whether you have formatted the crashed hard drive or not, Donemax Data Recovery for Mac is able to get all lost files back.

4. How to permanently erase data from a hard drive on Mac?

As you’ve seen, the formatted data can be easily recovered by data recovery software. If you want to permanently erase data from a hard drive, just try data erasure software - Donemax Data Eraser for Mac. It can help you format and wipe the hard drive. All data on the hard drive will be erased permanently, can’t be recovered by any data recovery software.

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