How to Recover Lost Data from Seagate External Hard Drive on Mac

How to Recover Lost Data from Seagate External Hard Drive on Mac

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By Ivan Cook | Dec 26,2017 10:58 am

Seagate is one of the best largest manufacturers of hard disk drives. With seagate hard drive, you can store your important photos, music, videos or any other files and you can take them to anywhere and you can access them whenever you want. Although using seagate hard drive is convenient, it is still common to meet many problem when you use it. Some Seagate users reflect the situation that when they use the Seagate disk, it is crashed suddenly, then they lost all the data saved in hard drive. Or the users delete the necessary files by accident, it is really terrible, but it is not an inextricable problem. You are lucky here to learn to recover files from Seagate external hard drive easily and completely.

Part 1. The Best Program for Seagate External Hard Drive Recovery

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Many people choose to divide their Seagate external hard drives into different partitions and this could apply to your case. In this case, your mac will see the storage device as different disk drives, each with the ability to format and erase data as well as recover it. Using the iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac, you will just need to specify the drive letter of the partition that holds the data you wish to recover.

Working with Seagate file recovery on Mac is straightforward. You will need to plug your device, make sure your mac recognizes it and then launch this Seagate data recovery installed in your Mac (macOS High Sierra supported) to begin the Seagate hard drive recovery process.


Part 2. Seagate External Hard Drive Data Recovery on Mac (El Capitan, macOS Sierra and macOS High Sierra)

Step 1. Select File Type

Run iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac. Select the file types that you want to recover from your computer. There are Photo, audio, Video, Email, Document, Others. Choose them and click on the "Next" button.

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Step 2. Select your Seagate External Hard Drive

Choose your Seagate hard drive that detected by the program and click "Start" button to begin scanning the lost files.

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Step 3. Recover Seagate Hard Drive Lost Files

In the scanning result, choose the file you want to retrieve and select an output folder to save the files to be recovered. Just make sure you didn't store the recoverable files to the original disk in case they are overwritten permanently.

If your wanted data are not included in the scanned results, don't worry, you are allowed to do the "Deep Scan" by clicking the "Deep Scan" option at the lower left corner. It will look deep into your drive to search your wanted data, taking more time yet.

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Part 3. Tips About Seagate Hard Drive Data Recovery on Mac

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Take precautions not to alter the drive letters of the different partitions on your external hard drive before and during the recovery process. You should also ensure that the drive has adequate power. If it uses two USB ports for power and connection, then make sure you plug all the connection cables into your mac. Lastly, you should stop using the all the partitions in your external drive for ordinary file storage or retrieval. Any subsequent disk writes before after the data loss but before the data recovery process limits the option of getting your lost data back.

Secondly, you should stop using the all the partitions in your external drive for ordinary file storage or retrieval. Any subsequent disk writes before after the data loss but before the data recovery process limits the option of getting your lost data back.

Lastly, the best way to keep you important data safe is always making a backup on your Mac or other storage media. This way will not only avoid data loss the most but also saves you money to recover lost Seagate data.


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