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"I accidentally format my WD 1TB hard drive, which held my hundreds of videos, photos and files. Anyone can help me to recover files from formatted hard drive?" Most computer users come across the term 'formatting' a couple times in their daily lives. Some use it knowingly, while others do it erroneously. Once you format a hard drive format, it prepares the disk for overwriting, but doesn't destroy the previously stored data. The data may not be visible, but it is still present on the hard disk drive. The data is not readily available to view, copy or delete, but it can be brought back into normal condition by using formatted hard drive recovery software. Below is an easy guide to help you to do so.

How to Recover Data from Formatted Hard Drive on Mac

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iSkysoft has launched one of the most reliable data recovery software for Mac OS X (macOS Sierra, EL Capitan supported). The software can successfully recover files from formatted disk drives. Images, videos, music, emails, presentations, office documents, software, and games can easily be recovered using this data recovery software. Besides, it is very easy to use and allows you to recover required data with the click of a mouse. The whole process is very easy, quick and streamlined; users don't have to perform any difficult tasks. Mac users don't need to worry about losing data anymore as you can use formatted data recovery for quick and easy file recovery.

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Guide on how to recover data from formatted hard drive

Step 1 Select recovery mode

After running iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac, select a file recovery mode from the main window of this program. To retrieve formatted data, you can choose Lost Data Recovery.

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Step 2 Scan the formatted files

Choose the hard drive disk that you have formatted and select the file type of what you format. And then click Scan button to start scanning.

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Step 3 Restore formatted data with a click

You can preview the file to see whether it is the file you want to retrieve, choose what you want and click Recover button on top. Choose a folder to save the recovered files and click OK to start formatted file recovery.

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Video Tutorial of Recovering Data from Formatted Hard Drive on Mac

Watch the video guide to learn how to recover lost files from Mac (macOS 10.12 Sierra included) formatted hard drive with iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac program.

More Tips About Formatting

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People format their hard disk drives to get some free space, or remove errors. Formatting does not remove or erase hard drive data permanently. Basic formatting: the most commonly used formatting method, deletes a few details from partitions and does not result in any loss of data. Low level format can lead to loss of data, but there are a few people that use such advanced formatting techniques.

If you have backup, you can restore data from formatted hard drive on Mac freely and easily. Otherwise, you'll need a Mac data recovery program.

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Tried to follow a Youtube video about how to format my hard drive, which in hindsight was stupid. Well, I destroyed my computer so now I have this article and software to hopefully help me get back on track. My IT expert in the family said I didn''''t do too much damage, but I did enough to warrant this free trial.

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