Mac Hard Drive Recovery: Recover Files from Internal/External Hard Drive on macOS

Daisy updated on Feb 20, 2019 to Mac File Recovery | How-to Articles


EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, one of the best Mac hard drive data recovery software, helps to recover deleted/lost files on from Mac internal and external hard drive in high recovery rate.

You may lose data from Mac hard drive for the following reasons:

  • macOS/Mac OS X reinstallation or upgrade
  • Hard drive file system corrupted
  • Format hard drive without backup by mistake
  • Lose partition due to improper operation
  • Data on the hard drive is inaccessible because the partition table is damaged
  • Malware or ransomware attack
  • ...

No matter what kind of problems you are encountering like listed above, the most effective and reliable way to recover files on Mac hard drive is using a Mac data recovery software, and EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is a wise choice that can help you recover 200+ file types on Mac hard drive in high recovery rate.

What Can EaseUS Mac Hard Drive Recovery Do

The ultimate EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is friendly and accessible to all the regular computer users, no advanced technical requirements. You can use this program to restore an unlimited amount of data on macOS or Mac OS X devices with a few clicks.

  • Great system compatibility: compatible with all the old and new operating systems ranging from Mac OS X 10.6 to the latest macOS 10.14(Mojave).
  • Full file system support: support Mac data recovery from NTFS, HFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS Wrapper, FAT hard drive, as well as APFS drive data recovery.
  • Powerful data recovery ability: apart from the hard drive, this software still allows you to recover data from the emptied trash bin, USB drive, pen drive, SD card, digital camera, etc..
  • Numerous data file types recovery: 200+ file types support, including recovering deleted Word/Excel/PPT, photos, videos, music, and other files from your Mac internal/external hard drive.

How to Recover Files from Mac Hard Drive in 3 Steps

With EaseUS Mac data recovery tool, it's no longer an issue to recover permanently deleted or lost data from Mac hard drive. What's more, you are free to choose to restore files to the original Mac internal hard drive, or a safe external hard drive, or even recover data from Mac hard drive to PC.

Follow the step-by-step guides below. Only three steps can quickly recover lost files from Mac hard drive. 

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


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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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