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Undelete/unformat a Mac formatted external hard drive.

I have accidentally formatted an 80gb external Fujitsu(formatted for window xp)hard drive in my Macintosh OS Leopard,  while backing by Mac's Time Machine. This hard drive contains family album containing thousand of photos. How do I undelete this Mac's formatted hard drive to get back my family album? Please advise urgently. Thanks a million. 
Rgds, Jay

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    Tried using this software but with no success. Any idea left? Thanks John. Please help.

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    I accidentally reformatted my WD Hard Drive before saving the files onto my new macbook, how can i recover these files?

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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.

Follow this guide to unformat your mac hard drive or formatted external hard drive on mac.

Posted on Dec 24, 2012

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Deleting or formatting won't make the data in external hard drive erased permanently.

Those deleted data is still stored on the external hard drive , it's just invisible or inaccessible. So as long as those data are not overwritten by new data, it's highly possible to recover them. And the MOST Effective way is to rely on some format recovery programs.

Try this data recovery program, which can recover data after deeply scanning your USB drive to look for lost data you accidentally deleted or formatted.

http://www.asoftech.com/adr/

Posted on Feb 13, 2013

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    here's a external hard drive recovery tutorial

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Have you tried some data recovery software? You can use the Google search tool in this regard. .My Mac Book Pro hard drive has crashed and I'm in the process of replacing it. However, I had a lot of important data on that hard drive that he needs recovered. Then I found this data recovery software that recovers data from corrupt/bad hard drives. And fully supported for NTFS/FAT32 mac files. Mac Hard Drive File Recovery Recover Files from Formatted Mac Hard Drive
Mac Data Recovery Recover Lost Data with Ease

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Hi, Jay

The first thing you should do - immediately stop any activity on the formatted drive, do not store more data to it.

Then install this Mac undelete program or Unformat Mac on your machine, make a full scan of the drive to find the lost files as soon as possible.

Hope it helps, best regards.

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First things first: DO NOT take any more data with the hard drive that you want to recover files from in case you may quite possibly ruin your chances of recovery.

Quick Internet searches will reveal a tremendous number of Mac recovery programs. Here are some for your reference(there is no freeware I suppose)

Data Recovery (from Mac Update)

Caution - Do NOT try & write anything back to the external until you can recover your files safely!

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This is exactly article named "How to Recover Files for External Hard Drive", which can fix your problem.

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Formatting won't make the data on a hard drive erase permanently.Those files and folders are still stored on the hard drive, they're just invisible or inaccessible.
You can recover your lost data with data recovery software.I had succeed to recover data fron formatted hard drive with Tenorshare Data Recovery for Mac.
Anyway,you can download it and scan your hard drive for free to preview whether you can recover your data. You can get it from:
http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/datarecoveryprofessional.htm

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You may take a try Data Recovery for Mac. I used it (find back hundreds of photos and several documents from my formatted Macintosh HD) and very easy yet powerful. You can rely on it.

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Here is the comparison of best MAC Data Recovery Software http://www.comparisonandreviews.org/mac-data-recovery.html

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OK! Don't be afraid of that formatting process! In fact, after that formatting process, your drive stuffs may be still completely stored there well.
Therefore, from now on, add no more stuff on this formatted drive and connect it to your PC.
And then, apply efficient formatted drive data recovery software to scan all your drive files and store them all back step by step.
Run your selected data recovery software more times and rescue your original drive files back as many as possible.
Note: Never format hard drive without checking data backups again in the future.

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OK! Don't panic! Nowadays, the formatting process will not actually erase the contained data on a hard drive. The data is still there and only becomes invisible. That's why one always has chances to get back their lost data back from a formatted hard drive as long as they are not overwritten by anything new.
So, I hope you've not saved anything new on your drive to overwrite your vital data.
Plunge this hard drive to your computer and download a formatted drive data recovery freeware that can easily restore your wanted data back from this formatted drive for free:
http://www.4cardrecovery.com/
PS: Do not forget to back up everything important well in the future.

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OK! Don't worry! As long as you take the right steps, you do have chances to get all your drive photos back:
Step1. Stop using this drive in case that any new file would rewrite your original photos.
Step2. Insert this drive to your computer and prepare to restore your photos.
Step3. Download a deleted photo recovery freeware to your computer and start to retrieve all your deleted photos back:
http://blog4mark.blogspot.com/2012/12/photo-recovery-after-delete.html
In fact, this freeware has ever successfully saved all the inaccessible data of my friend off from his drive. So, I believe it can also work successfully on your hard drive, too.
Simply read more information of this freeware here:
http://www.freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/03/external-drive-deleted-file-recovery.html
Step4. Save and back up all the restored photos on a different drive in case of data recovery failure.
Note: Next time, you'd better back up all your important photos on different drives in case of the similar data recovery problems.

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You can quick recover all lost or deleted data from mac data recovery software. Several data recovery software are available but every software cannot recover data from formatted drive. Before few days, i have faced same problem then i used Kernel Recovery for Macintosh software to data recovery from formatted drive. Really i recovered all data without hassle. You may know about this tool from http://www.softwaredatarecovery.net/macrecovery.html

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Hi,
Have you tried Mac drive recovery software that i have suggested you....


Thanks,
Dois Tera

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Hello,

No need to worry since losing data from Mac is quite common these days. But with the advanced technologies it is very easy to unformat external hard drive on Mac using Mac drive recovery software. Few days back, even I was stuck under similar data loss scenarios and was thinking how to recover lost files from Mac computer? Then my uncle suggested me to try Mac drive recovery software which helped me to recover files from formatted Mac drive easily in few simple steps. You can try the software by downloading it online.

Good Luck,

Dois Tera

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The best Mac data recovery tool is that which will not only recover formatted or deleted mac data but also will be able to Recover data from mac trash.
http://www.mactrashrecovery.com

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To undelete the formatted mac hard drive, just for mac data recovery tool which can definitely help you in complete as well as safe recovery in few minutes.

For more info: http://www.macharddriverecovery.com

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Hey, heres one of many software that would be able to retrieve the information, only problem is you have to pay for it..

http://www.recoverdatatools.com/recover-formatted-partitions.html

Hope this helps, & good luck retrieving the information..

John

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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    Being honest i hate saying this, but if you have tried a few of those programs without success i doubt u will be able to ever get the photos back..

    All the best



    John

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