Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
If your Mac's still functioning, try using Leawo Data Recovery for Mac(http://www.leawo.org/data-recovery-mac/) to retrieve your data.
Posted on Mar 08, 2018
Don't worry. After accidentally formatted, please do not add any new files to the drive. And then you can try Cisdem Data Recovery to recover all formatted data like photos, documents, audios, videos, archives, etc from your formatted hard drive. You can follow this guide: How to Recover Formatted Hard Drive on Mac and Windows
Posted on Dec 14, 2017
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Posted on Jul 24, 2012
In such situation, you can try automatic Mac data recovery software to recover the formatted, corrupted or deleted Mac data. With the use of application, you can retrieve the files effectively and without any hassle.
Posted on Apr 23, 2012
I would recommend a professional data recovery company if your data is important. TechRx, Inc. (http://techrxgb.com) offers free estimates.
Basically, if you do try to recover; YOU MUST NOT recover it to the same drive. You run the risk of causing significant damage to the file system; then, your recovery will be impossible.
Posted on Jul 25, 2010
Yes, there are recovery programs just for that. Try the free ones first:
Posted on Jul 11, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The Mac and the windows file system are different. So if you
will connect a Mac file system formatted hard drive to a windows system then it
may occur. To retrieve your data from your MAC hard drive you have to connect
the drive to a Mac system.
Check the cables of the hard drive or replace them. You can
try to connect with another port of the mother board. If the Bios don't detect
your hard drive then check the bios settings. If the bios detects your hard
drive but you can't access it then try to repair the OS to retrieve your data.
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The theory to unformat a Mac hard disk is, when you format a Mac HFS+/HFSX Volume or format a external hard disk, the data are not really wiped. Format process just marked your Mac hard disk as available to reuse, no matter it is quick format or complete format. So if you put if you fill in a mount of new data to your hard drive, then the formatted data are overwritten, your will permanently lose your formatted data.
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