How to Recover Deleted/Lost Files from External Hard Drive on Mac

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External Hard Drive Data Recovery Mac

It is quite convenient to use external hard drive to store your important files and bring them wherever you go. However, the convenience also brings problems. Due to the instability and incidents for external hard drive, you are very likely to lose data from the external hard drive, and then try to recover files from the external hard drive on Mac.

Troubles for Using External Hard Drives:

It may happen that when you try to open a document on the external hard drive, a pop-up telling you that you can’t open it because it is corrupted or the data lost. Not only human errors, like accidental or intentional deletion, but other factors from the Mac/PC as well as the hardware in the external hard drive can cause data useless.

Scenarios for Data Loss in External Hard Drives:

How to Recover Files from External Hard Drive on Mac

For whatever it is, you need to recover the lost data from the external hard drive if they are important for you. To recover lost or deleted files from external hard drive on Mac, iBeesoft Data Recovery Mac version will help you. It is one of the most powerful and popular tools for data recovery on Mac. It allows you:

Step-by-step Guide for how to Recover Deleted/Lost Files from External Hard Drive on Mac:

There is a way to recover files from external external hard drive on Windows

Step 1. Connect the External Hard Drive with Mac

Use a digital cable to connect your hard drive with your Mac, letting the Mac detects the device. Before you finish the deleted files recovery from external hard drive on Mac, please keep the device tightly connected to your Mac. If not, it will fail to recover the files.

Connect the External Hard Drive with Mac

Step 2. Install the External Hard Drive Data Recovery

Click the download button below to download the Mac version of iBeesoft Data Recovery for your Mac. it is virus free, please feel free to install it on your Mac as the way you install other software. It is fully compatible with Mac OS 10.13, High Sierra. If you have a Windows PC, you can download and install the Windows version as well. Both the most widely used Windows 10 and Windows 7 are supported.

Step 3. Select Files to Scan

To recover deleted files from external hard drive on Mac, launch iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac. In the startup window, all supported files are selected and the software is ready to scan them all from the external hard drive on Mac for you. To shorten the scanning process and find the target files as soon as possible, please uncheck the unwanted file types. Click "Start".

Mac External Hard Disk Data Recovery Software

Step 4. Select your external hard drive to scan

In the next window, you can see all partitions of your Mac as well as available external hard drives are displayed there. Select the external hard drive from where you want to recover lost files and click "Scan".

Select your external hard drive to scan

Step 5. Recover deleted files from External Hard Drive on Mac

It takes a few minutes for the Mac external hard drive data recovery software to scan for the lost files on the external hard drive. The longer it takes, it means numerous files are there. Be patient for the software to finish the scanning process. Then it finished, check the file category in the left side of the result window as well as the file extension. Next, you can see the filtered files accorded to what you have chosen. When find the target files, check them and click "Recover" to save them to your Mac.

Recover deleted files from External Hard Drive on Mac

Things to Pay Attention to for Recovering Deleted Files from External Hard Drive on Mac:

Whether what cause the data loss in the external hard drive, the sooner you recover them, the better result you’ll get. Whether intentional or unintentional deletion, the files are still on the external hard drive, invisible but waiting to be replaced by new data. The sooner you find it out and do the recovery, then the chances to restore/retrieve them is increased. However, if you continue to use the external hard drive after losing the data, and not the recovery process at the first place, then you’ll delete the files permanently without noticeable.

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