How to Recover Data from Time Capsule Hard Drive

Roxanne updated on Jan 13, 2021 to Mac File Recovery | How-to Articles

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 and easy-to-use hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, to recover data from time capsule hard drive effectively in simple steps.

"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. Select the disk location (it can be an internal HDD/SSD or a removable storage device) where you lost data and files. Click the "Scan" button.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will immediately scan your selected disk volume and display the scanning results on the left pane.

start scan on the Mac

Step 3. In the scan results, select the file(s) and click the "Recover Now" button to have them back.

click recover now button to recover lost data on your Mac

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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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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