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How to recover accidentally erased hard drive in Disk Utility


recover accidentally erased hard drive in Disk Utility

Have you ever experienced “accidentally erased hard drive in Disk Utility”?

If you ever experience that, don’t worry because you can recover it. You are not the only victim. Every day thousands of Mac users share the same problem. Unfortunately, most of them are not able to solve the problem. This article was created to guide how to undo Disk Utility erase. Keep reading!

Is everything on the Hard Drive erased by Disk Utility? This is a fundamental question you need to know.

Data recovery software and recovery from backup can salvage what has been deleted. Of course as long as some conditions are met which we will discuss below.

Disk Utility is known to be able to erase everything stored on the hard drive and sometimes make it impossible to recover some data. But actually, the security options are very decisive. With “the selection of the right or wrong option?” one can prevent the hard drive from being recovered with data recovery software.

The options provided are:

– Fastest option: This option quickly erases everything but does not delete securely (hard drive recovery software can recover it).

– Quick option: It writes one random data pass followed by one zero pass across the drive.

– Safe option: It writes two random data passes followed by one data pass.

– Safest option: This option is safest as it erases magnetic media (with data written 7 times).

Note that Mac will default to the fastest option so there’s a good chance that you can still use data recovery software to recover any deleted data. Unless you change the options, 100% of deleted data can still be saved. But how to recover deleted files on macOS?

To restore can be used the option of restoring with data recovery software and restoring from backup. In this article, we are not going to talk about restoring from a backup. We will discuss recovery with data recovery software? Want to continue? Keep reading!

  1. You must download Hard Drive recovery software. The one we recommend is iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac. Install and launch the program.
  2. Please note, that this software supports various kinds of documents, photos, videos, and much more. The software will restore everything if you don’t uncheck the recovered items.
  3. Click ‘Start’ to recover the files as checked. The scanning process will start immediately and in the next window, all the volumes on the Mac will be displayed. Select the hard drive to be recovered and proceed by clicking ‘Scan’.
  4. The scanning process will run for a few minutes. Once you see your target, click ‘Restore’ to recover it and save it on your Mac.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Don’t worry because the ‘Deep Scan’ feature can solve your problem. Of course, the time you need will be longer but you will get more detailed search results. Did you find this post helpful? Thank you for reading and have a nice try!

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