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How to Recover Files after Reinstalling macOS/Mac OS X

Updated on Feb 20, 2019 by Abby Haines to Mac File Recovery

Summary

It is universally known that reinstalling OS is possible to cause data loss on your Mac. It could be photos, videos, audio files, documents, or other files. To recover files after reinstalling macOS or Mac OS X, you can use the professional data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac.

"Recently, I reinstalled my whole macOS on my crashed MacBook, and then I found some files such as photos and things alike are gone after the reinstallation. Is there a way in which I can recover files after reinstalling macOS?"

Is It Possible to Recover Files After Reinstalling macOS/Mac OS X

Reinstalling macOS or Mac OS X always follows a system crash, computer slowdown, or factory resetting. It's not uncommon that you may lose some of your files on your Mac after the reinstallation. When you are facing data loss problem, you may wonder whether it is possible to recover files lost due to reinstalling macOS or Mac OS X. Here we will give you the answer. The reinstalling process only requires a quick erase of the volume which will erase the file directory but does not write any data to the drive, so the original data will not be overwritten. This fact makes it possible to recover files after reinstalling Mac operating system.

Which Tool Will Help You Recover Files After Reinstalling OS

You can eliminate your worries of losing important data by finding a reliable data recovery tool to recover files after reinstalling the operating system, be it latest macOS or earlier Mac OS X. When it comes to data recovery tools for Mac, among the numerous choices, we recommend you try EaseUS Mac data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, which is trusted by millions of users. With this software, you can not only recover files after reinstalling the Mac OS effectively but also:

  • Recover files lost due to accidental deletion, formatting, system crash, virus attack, and other tough data loss situations
  • Retrieve lost data from an internal/external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, SD card, digital cameras, and other Mac-compatible storage devices
  • Recover lost/deleted Microsoft files, photos, videos, music, Adobe files, and other genres (over 200+)

There are many other attractive features in this Mac data recovery software but it's unnecessary to list them all here. In a situation like restoring files after reinstalling macOS or Mac OS X, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is 100% sure to get your data back. The effectiveness of this method has been proven by its users. Don't hesitate to give it a try. (Stop using your computer once your data get lost in case of data overwriting.)

How to Recover Files After Reinstalling macOS/Mac OS X

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 the location where data lost 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.

scan the selected disk to find lost data on your Mac

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

click recover now button to recover lost data on your Mac

Being powerful, secure and easy-to-use, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is recommended as the best Mac data recovery solution. It can help you scan the Mac hard drive or external storage device to find and retrieve all the files lost after reinstalling macOS or Mac OS X with ease, even you never back up your files.