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How to Recover Files after Reinstalling Mac OS X

Updated on Dec 13, 2017 by Abby Haines to Mac File Recovery

Summary

3-step Mac drive recovery solution shows you how to recover data files after reinstalling Mac OS X easily even you have no backup files.

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

Is it possible to recover files after reinstalling Mac OS X?

When you are facing data loss problem after Mac OS X reinstallation, you may interested in whether it is possible to recover files on Mac. Here we will give you the answer. Mac OS X 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 would not have been overwritten. This fact makes it is possible to recover files after reinstalling Mac OS X. Here we will show you how to do it with a powerful Mac drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac step by step.

Steps to recover data after reinstalling Mac OS X

Being powerful, safe 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 to find and retrieve all the files lost after reinstalling Mac OS X with ease, even you never back up your files. 

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