How to Recover Data from Time Capsule Hard Drive

As a device with an internal hard drive, Time Capsule from Apple is also faced with the threat of losing data. When you get your files lost/deleted from a Time Capsule, it is a good choice for you to download the reliable hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, to recover data from time capsule hard drive effectively in simple steps.

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"Yesterday, I accidentally deleted some files in my Time Capsule (2TB). And as a result, the photo folders that contained many precious pictures on my MacBook Pro were deleted. Is there any Time Capsule hard drive data recovery solution that can help me retrieve these folders and files?"

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Can You Recover Data from Time Capsule

Apple or AirPort Time Capsule uses a 2TB or 3TB internal hard drive to store the files. When you delete some files from your Apple Time Capsule, the files will be removed from the hard drive at the same time. And also, if the hard drive failed, dead, formatted or the file system on it was corrupted, you could not be able to access your data. Similar data loss disaster caused by other reasons can also happen unexpectedly and make you lose your data.

When data loss occurs to your Time Capsule, you may want to find a data recovery solution urgently. Then here comes the question: can you recover data from a Time Capsule? As you may know, Time Capsule is, essentially, AirPort Extrem (a residential gateway product) with an internal hard drive. Thus, Time Capsule, as a whole, cannot be considered as an external storage device that can be connected to your Mac and perform data recovery directly. However, since it contains an internal hard drive and the data lost/deleted is from it, you can take out the hard drive from your Time Capsule carefully, connect it to your Mac with a USB or SATA cable, then recover data from it.

Which Data Recovery Software is the Best for You

When it comes to Time Capsule data recovery, you should never miss the advanced data recovery software for Mac - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Being able to recover deleted files, retrieve inaccessible data from formatted, corrupted or dead hard drive, it is the best choice for Time Capsule hard drive data recovery. Besides, this tool is able to recover over 200+ file types not only from your Time Capsule hard drive but also from conventional hard drives, memory cards, SD cards, CF cards, digital cameras, and more. There are other reasons why EaseUS data recovery software is your best choice:

  • Able to recover lost/deleted/formatted data with a success rate up to 97.53%
  • Able to retrieve files lost in tough data loss situations like OS crash, virus attack, and hardware failure
  • Able to create a bootable media that helps to recover data on a Mac that won't boot

How to Recover Data from Time Capsule Hard Drive

Now it's time to show you how to get back your lost files immediately with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Remember don't connect your Time Capsule to your Mac directly. Instead, take out the hard drive in it and then connect the hard drive to your Mac with a USB cable or SATA cable.

To recover data from the Time Capsule, follow these steps:

Step 1. Search for lost files

Select the disk location to search for lost files (it can be an internal HDD/SSD or a removable storage device) on macOS Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura, and the latest Sonoma. Click the "Search for lost files" button.

Note: Before data recovery, you'd better click "Disk Backup" from the left sidebar to create a backup of your Mac to avoid further data loss. After backing up, the software can recover data from the Mac backup, and your computer can wirte new data again.

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Step 2. Go through the scanning results

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will immediately scan your selected disk volume and display the scanning results.

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Step 3. Select the file(s) and recover

In the scan results, select the file(s) to preview and click the "Recover" button to have them back.

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There are many other exclusive features that are waiting for your exploration in this tool. It's 100% secure and is trusted by millions of users. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

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Updated by Cedric

Cedric Grantham is a senior editor and data recovery specialist of EaseUS. He mainly writes articles and how-to tips about data recovery on PC and Mac. He has handled 10,000+ data recovery cases and is good at data recovery of NTFS, FAT (FAT32 and ExFAT) file systems, and RAID structure reorganization.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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