How To Recover Formatted Hard Disk On Mac Snow Leopard?

By mistake I formatted my 80GB external hard drive on Mac Snow Leopard while I was backing the data on Mac time Machine. The hard drive was full with all my essential data that I cannot afford to lose at any cost. Is there any way that I can unformat Mac hard drive so that to get back my erased data?

Such disaster may fall on any Mac user without any warning or invitation. If you are also encountered with any such situation then here is a simple solution to get out of the trouble without any data loss or damage.


One of the major reason for loss of data on Mac system is formatting the hard disk drive. Formatting the system drive, USB drive, memory cards etc. erases entire data from the drive and marks it as an empty drive. However, the files and data present on the drive earlier are not completely erased but the space occupied by those data becomes free to be overwritten by some other new data. Thus, it is possible for users to restore data from the formatted drive until the old data are overwritten by any new data.

The Mac Snow Leopard might get formatted due to various reasons:

  • The drive formatted accidentally when trying to format some other disk volume.

  • Creating, shrinking, deleting, formatting or reformatting a hard disk volume using Disk Utility.

  • Reinstalling the Mac OS X.

  • Hard disk formatted using some low quality program.

  • Volume formatted after damaged catalog file.

  • New volume created by repartitioning the drive.

  • Damaged hard disk drive.

The backup files are great help for users to restore data back in any case of corruption, formatting or virus infection issue on the Mac hard drive. Thus, experts always advise to the users to keep proper backup of the essential data on external storage media as a precautionary measures. Moreover use only reliable and genuine programs on the Mac machines and check twice the deleted files on Trash folder before emptying it.

But, still if the data loss occurs on Mac system then the Mac data recovery software is very helpful to users in getting back the data quickly and completely. The tool is fantastically designed to work with all Mac OS X including Mac Snow Leopard. User can restore all HFS, HFS+, NTFS, etc. file systems very smoothly and conveniently using this software.


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