Mac Data Recovery after OS X Reinstallation

“Is it possible to recover data after Mac OS X reinstall?

I reinstalled entire Mac OS X of my new MacBook recently. Now I am realizing that I forgot to backup some important files and folders. Is there a way that I can restore that lost data? One thing I want here to mention that during the reinstallation process, I used the option “Erase and Install’. I don't remember exactly what it said but it was the complete reinstallation option!


As the process of Mac OS X reinstallation requires a quick erase of Volume that will remove the file directory but does not write any data to the drive, it’s unlikely that the original data would have been overwritten. Thus, recovering Mac data after OS X reinstall is pretty much possible using reliable data recovery software.

Important – Don’t use the hard drive from where the data has to be recovered until the recovery process is done.

A Quick and User Friendly Solution – SFWare Partition Recovery, a piece of software that is intended to restore data after reinstalling Mac in few simple and handy steps. It works well to retrieve data after reinstalling Mac OS X of any versions, including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Lion, Mountain Lion, Leopard, and Snow Leopard.

Download SFWare Partition Recovery Application

There is a free demo version of SFWare Partition Recovery Toolkit. Just download it through the Download button available in this page. Well, this free version of the software facilitates you with all those features designed for licensed version, only the difference is you will be able to save recovered data only after purchasing the licensed key.

Note: Download the software on a healthy Mac machine and attach it with the hard drive from where you want to get back data lost after OS X reinstall.

Further, Mac data recovery after reinstallation will be easily performed by any user (technically skilled as well as novice) using this app. Being tested for viruses and malwares, the program is secure to utilize, and mean while risk-free. It has been designed in such a way that the utility is not at all responsible for a single damage to your precious data during the process of restoring Mac OS X data after reinstallation.

What makes you to lose data after Mac OS X reinstall?

  • Selecting “Erase and Install” option during the reinstallation process without a proper backup result in losing all your personal files such as videos, pictures, documents, etc.
  • One more scenario under which you may end up losing data after Mac OS X reinstall is due to reinstallation errors. Meaning, during the process if any unknown errors pops up due to which the process get freezes, chances are there for data loss

Simple procedural steps to retrieve data after Mac OS X reinstall

Launch the downloaded SFWare Partition Recovery Software and follow these on-screen instructions…

  • In the first screen, click on "Partition Recovery" option
  • You will be provided with a list of all the available drives, select the drive from which data need to be recovered
  • Click “Next” to begin the scanning process, then wait for some time until the scan process gets completed
  • Once it has been done, view recovered data using "Preview" option
  • Finally, save the restored data in any location of your choice

Other features of SFWare Partition Recovery Utility

  • Apart from recovering lost data after OS reinstall, SFWare Partition Recovery is helpful to retrieve data after hard drive crash, accidental formatting or reformatting the drive, Volume corruption, etc.
  • The toolkit will restore data from MacBook internal hard drive, MacBook Air, Mini, iMac, and so on effortlessly
  • Even the files from deleted and lost Mac hard drive Volumes are recovered
  • Supports recovery of files from HFS, HFS+, FAT16, FAT32 file system based Volumes
  • Data from memory cards, pen drives, FireWire drives, iPods will also be retrieved using this software
  • Also the files deleted accidentally and emptied from the Trash will be restored
  • Designed to recover various types of files including texts, Office documents, pictures, video clips, and many more


By this, you might have very well understood the importance of data backup. So the first and foremost thing to be done before attempting to reinstall the OS is to copy all the data of your drive to some other storage device.

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