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Many people would like to use External hard drive to backup all information from our computers. And people usually use external hard drive device in order to keep their important information safe and secure. But what to do when loss External hard drive data due to varies reasons like deleted the files mistakenly, virus infection, formatted the drive, etc.? Can you recover data from external hard drive? The answer is yes! You can get help from a reliable external hard drive recovery software. And the important thing is that you should stop using your external HDD to avoid overwriting the data.

Part 1. The Best External Hard Drive Data Recovery Software for Mac (macOS Sierra )

There are many external hard drive data recovery applications that can restore files from external hard drive for general users. iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac is one of the best external hard drive recovery Mac applications which can help people recover all lost data, like pictures, videos, audio, documents, and many other important data, from the external hard drive on Mac. Just download the software and connect your external hard drives to Mac computer (including Yosemite, El Capitan and macOS Sierra).

  • Recover all kinds of files from your external hard drive, including images, videos, document files, audio files and more
  • Recover external HDD data lost due to deletion, corruptio, formatting, virus infection, etc
  • You can preview found images and videos before recovery
  • Support HDD brands like Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba, Maxtor, etc

Part 2. How to Recover Data from an External Hard Drive on Mac

Step 1 Choose a file recovery mode

Launch iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac from the Applications folder after installed. In the primary window, first give a try to "Lost Data Recovery". This file recovery mode can quickly recover deleted files from your external hard drive. The original file names and folders can be retained.

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Note: If "Lost Data Recovery" mode can't get back your files, use "Raw Data Recovery" mode to scan your external hard drive completely and recover files based on file patterns (without the original file names). If you've formatted your external drive, "Partition Recovery" mode is a better choice.

Step 2 Select a drive and start scanning your external HDD

In the next windows, choose the drive you want to recover lost files from and click "Scan" on top to scan existing files on the selected drive. You can also select to scan which type of files, like video, image, document, archive or email.

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Step 3 Start recovering deleted files from external hard drive

When scanning is over, find your lost files in the bottom list. You can use the preview feature to see whether your files have been found out. To recover files, check the boxes of files you want to restore, and click the "Recover" button on top. In the resulting window, select a folder on your Mac (macOS 10.12 Sierra included), rather than on your external hard drive, and click "OK" to start the external hard drive recovery process.

This external hard drive data recovery enables you to recover data from LaCie hard drive as well as other brand hard drive.

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Video Tutorial: How to Retrieve Data from an External Hard Drive on Mac

Watch the video to learn how to recover external HDD data with iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac.



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Tod
I broke down and finally bought an external hard drive from Best Buy today and I asked them about how to recover data because I am always deleting things I shouldn''t. The tech recommend this software and that I download it early so that way no panicked situations happen. I have to say the layout is beautiful!
IVAN Cook
You can make the drive in exFat file system, then the both computers can recognize it.
vinod
Hi, Recently I bought brand new external hard disk and formatted in Mac machine. Right now, my problem, if I am trying to connect windows machine it’s not showing or detecting the hard disk. Please suggest what should I do? Thanks.
IVAN Cook
Since it's always hard for users to check whether the data recovery software is really useful or not, we offer this trial version for you to scan your drive and preview some of the files. If your lost files are scanned and they can be recovered, you need to purchase the registration version to finish the recovery.
guest
can you recover items on the free trial, i have found my files i want to restore but when i press the recover button it says i need to pay? is there anyway of not paying? im only thirteen and am on my school laptop and i deleted really important files that i need to hand it. please help

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