Mac Partition Recovery | Recover Deleted/Lost Partition on macOS/Mac OS X

Daisy updated on Feb 25, 2019 to Mac File Recovery | How-to Articles


By accident, you deleted, lost, or formatted your Mac partition and lost all the files on it. Then you desperately want to recover your Mac partition. In such a case, you will need EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard - the best Mac partition recovery software. With it, you can recover your files from a deleted, lost, or formatted partition on macOS or Mac OS X with ease.

Part 1. About Mac Partitions/Volumes
Part 2. Overview of Partition Recovery on Mac
Part 3. Recover Deleted/Lost/Formatted Partition on macOS/Mac OS X

About Mac Partitions/Volumes

macOS or Mac OS X is similar to Windows OS. Some users may have noticed that Mac is consist of partitions or logical drives which are mostly called:

  • APFS (Apple File System)
  • HFS (Hierarchical File System)
  • HFS+ (Hierarchical File System)

Being entitled with the same functions as Windows partitions, Mac partitions or volumes are also designed as a database for users to store and keep data on their computers. Thus Mac computer may also face the same trouble under Windows OS that these partitions may get lost, missed, formatted or corrupt due to some common reasons like hard drive crash, uncertain system shutdown, virus attacks, power surge, software corruption, file system corruption or wrongdoing.

Overview of Partition Recovery on Mac

As mentioned above, the Mac partition is also under the threat of losing. And how to recover deleted or lost partition on Mac is now confusing quite a lot of users. Just imagine that you accidentally formatted your Mac partition with nothing remained and all your business files were lost. How can you recover the formatted partition on your Mac and save those important files? Can you recover data from a lost APFS, HFS+ or HFS partition? With EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, you can recover files from deleted, lost, or formatted partitions with ease.

Things you should remember after you deleted/lost/formatted your Mac partition:

  • Do not reformat the drive or re-partition it
  • Do not write anything to the drive containing lost partitions
  • Do not try to re-create partitions
  • Do not run any disk utilities or any defrag utility

How to Recover Deleted/Lost Partitions on Mac

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac can not only restore data due to formatting but also recover lost files from lost, missing, or deleted Mac partitions. It allows you to recover & salvage data from all partitions or logical drives of Macintosh Operating System. It works assiduously to provide users full solutions for Mac hard drive recovery and the best Mac data recovery solutions to solve all types of data loss situation, like recovering deleted files after emptying Trash Bin, retrieving data from a formatted USB drive, and getting back lost data after macOS reinstallation.

To recover deleted or lost Mac partitions:

Step 1. Select the location where your important data & files were deleted and click the "Scan" button.

select the location where data was deleted and click scan

Step 2. The software will run both quick scan and deep scan and work hard to find as many deleted files as possible on the selected volume.

scan the selected disk to find deleted files on your Mac

Step 3. The scan results will be displayed in the left pane. Just select the file(s) and click the "Recover Now" button to get them back.

click recover now button to recover deleted files on your Mac

To recover partition on macOS or Mac OS X could be easily done by using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac. This software also allows you to:

  • Recover deleted files from an SD card, memory card, USB flash drive, external hard drive, digital camera...
  • Recover over 200+ of file types
  • Recover data after system crash, partition formatting, virus attacks...

Don't hesitate to equip your Mac with such a powerful tool and rescue your data to prevent complete data loss.


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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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