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NTFS Recovery on Mac: Recover Lost Data from NTFS Partition

Updated on Feb 20, 2019 by Daisy to Mac File Recovery


Disk/partition formatting or other operations may cause data loss on your NTFS partition. To perform NTFS recovery on Mac, you will need a data recovery tool. One of the best NTFS recovery software tools, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, is here to help. It provides you with an easy way to recover lost/deleted files from NTFS drive on macOS or Mac OS X.

Also Applies To: APFS, HFS+, HFS X, FAT (FAT16, FAT32), and exFAT

About NTFS Recovery on Mac

NTFS (New Technology File System) is the standard file system of Windows NT, including its later versions Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. It is rarely used outside of Microsoft Windows environments. However, it's possible that you lose your data on an NTFS partition and want to recover it under macOS or Mac OS X. When you intend to perform NTFS recovery on Mac, there are generally two reasons:

  • You want to recover lost/deleted/formatted files from an external storage device with NTFS file system
  • You have installed Windows on your Mac and want to recover files from your NTFS partition

If you are in the first situation, you can use the Mac data recovery software, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, to get back your lost files. While if you are in the second situation, you just need to switch to EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows to recover NTFS partition.

Sometimes, the NTFS partition may become invisible. Then the data on it could be lost with the partition table. Actually, the NTFS partition is not really lost. You can't see it just because the partition table was deleted accidentally or destroyed by a virus. At this moment, you can also use this third-party app to recover lost data from NTFS partition on Mac.

How to Recover Lost/Deleted/Formatted Data from NTFS Drive

With EaseUS NTFS recovery software for Mac, you can not only recover your files lost due to deletion, formatting, or other reasons but also:

  • Recover files from APFS, HFS+, HFS X, FAT (FAT16, FAT32), and exFAT partitions
  • Retrieve data from internal/external hard drives, external storage devices (memory cards, SD cards, USB flash drives...), digital cameras and more
  • Get back content like documents, photos, videos, audio files, and other (over 200+ file types)


As you can see from the list, the software is safe and reliable with full solutions for Mac hard drive recovery, storage device recovery, and partition recovery. It's no doubt that you can recover your damaged or lost NTFS partition on your Mac running macOS or Mac OS X using this tool with no effort.

Now, perform the NTFS recovery on your Mac following the simple steps below:

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

Besides, since HFS (Hierarchical File System), HFS+ (Hierarchical File System), and the new APFS are the most popular file systems for Mac, more users may be interested in how to recover HFS/HFS+ partition on Mac or recover files from APFS partition.