How to Retrieve Data from Formatted LaCie External Hard Disk?

LaCie external hard drive – it is indeed a great way to store massive data! With LaCie drive, it is very convenient to transfer and back up files. What’s more, you can connect LaCie drive to computers, laptops, and other devices with the help of a digital cable. However, sometimes you may come across with bad times and lose data when you are using a LaCie external hard disk on Mac computers or laptops. It might be a human error like accidental format of a LaCie external hard drive. If you’ve maintained backup of LaCie hard drive data, that’s not at all a problem for you. What if you don’t have a backup? How would you recover data from formatted LaCie external hard drive?

Well, don’t make a misconception that your data has been destroyed completely. You’re still very lucky that there is a chance to retrieve formatted data from LaCie external hard disk with data recovery software. If you want to perform successful LaCie external hard drive data recovery after format, then you need to concentrate on some points like…

  • Stop using the LaCie drive as soon as the data is lost from the drive due to format
  • Do not let the LaCie external hard drive suffering any physical damage
  • Use a professional data recovery tool which is genuine one like SFWare Partition Recovery Software for Mac

Important Features of SFWare Partition Recovery Application

SFWare Partition Recovery is one of the applications which help in recovering data from formatted LaCie external HDD. It is well known for its simple and friendly Graphical User Interface. Be it a HFS/NTFS/FAT formatted LaCie drive; SFWare Partition Recovery can no doubt restore data from it. Besides data recovery from formatted drive, the tool is capable of performing data recovery from non booting OS, corrupted drives, failed drives, etc. The program would also be employed for data recovery from internal hard drives. Further, the supported Mac operating systems are Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and Mac OS X 10.12 (Seirra).

Employ below Procedure to Retrieve Data from Formatted LaCie External Hard Drive

Preparation: Download and install SFWare Partition Recovery Program on your Mac system, and connect the LaCie portable hard drive to that system.

Step 1: Run the application and choose the correct recovery mode

Run the utility and choose “Recover Drives” option from the welcome screen. Then, the next screen will be displayed with two recovery options like “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted/Re Formatted Recovery”. To recover data from formatted LaCie external hard disk, choose “Formatted/Re Formatted Recovery” mode.

Step 2: Find your drive and scan it for your formatted data

Now just choose the drive which you formatted and click on “Next” button to start the recovery procedure and retrieve data from formatted LaCie external hard drive.

Step 3: Check and get back data from the external LaCie hard disk

Once you start the recovery process, the program will scan the entire LaCie drive and all files will be recovered and displayed on the screen. You're able to view the restored files using “Preview” button and arrange them on the basis of their names, size, type, and date of creation. When you find the data you wanted to get back, just mark it, check it and save it on any desired location.

Reasons for Lacie External Hard Drive Format

Apart from accidental format, there are some reasons due to which you will be forced to format the external LaCie hard drive. Those are something like this…

  • Formatting a LaCie external drive becomes necessary when it has been attacked by virus
  • Intentional format of a drive to get rid of errors caused due to file system corruption

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