How do I retrieve/examine files from the Western Digital my passport I am using for mac? I have done some research and they say it may have to be formatted. How do i determine if this external storage has been formatted or not?
Go for an efficient mac data recovery software for the same purpose, i will ask you to use Kernel for Macintosh data recovery software which can recover data from HFS & HFS+ partitions of mac instantly. it recovers data from mac partitions which are deleted or formatted or corrupted.
I have done some research and they say it may have to be formatted.
Only I can understand with this is that your research is trying to say you have to install Mac supported file system (which I think it already installed since you are using it in Mac). Now what you need to do is, find some good Mac data recovery software before making any use of the drive. If you want me to recommend software I would recommend a very effective Mac Data Recovery software called Stellar Phoenix. Best part of this software is you can see the preview of the data/file before going for actual recovery..
Hello, How do I retrieve/examine files from the Western Digital my passport I am using for mac? I have done some research and they say it may have to be formatted. How do i determine if this external storage has been formatted or not?
In your case the first step to recover your data is to stop using your WD drive containing the lost files as you may quite ruin chances of data recovery. Note: any data editing or adding may cause data overwritten. Then you can rely on a recovery program to see if the data can be recovered if possible. Formatting is just another word for making files "HIDDEN"
Data Recovery for MAC is the one you may take a try. Connect your WD to your Mac machine and then install the program to start, it's pretty easy. But you should remember - the more you use your WD passport, the less likely you may be able to recover the data back! Again STOP using the drive ASAP before the data are recovered. Good luck!
Recovering deleted files from WD drive is possible as long as not overwritten. You'll need a powerful tool for that. There's many software available ( search on Google). If previously used Mac File Recovery Software. If that does not work you will need to use another wd data recovery software or get help with a Data Recovery Company.
It is not impossible to recover lost mac data. You can recover lost data from available backup. But real data loss situation arises when no backup is available. In that situation, professional data recovery software Mac can help to recover lost data. Once I have used this tool to recover my lost word documents and it completes the task successfully.
I downloaded StellaPhoenix (supposedly for free), which came up when I clicked on your 'mac data recovery software link'. Spent most of the afternoon running the search (shut down everything else on my computer) and it found 116MG files as expected. I actually wanted to just delete these files rather than recover them, as they were old backups, but when I tried to restore them so I could delete them, I was asked to put in a key code, taken to a site to give my email to recieve it, then shunted to the next page asking me to pay $99 !!!
It seems a lot of these highlighted links go to the same product.
So thanks everyone.
I hope they pay you well enough to feel good about wasting peoples time like this.
Right royal pain in the arse.
Had it said up front there would be a fee I could have assessed the value of what i needed to do, and done some market research for the best deals.
If there is anyone out there NOT gaining something by suggesting a good solution to this seemingly endemic problem with WD passport, please speak now!
Even you have to format your external storage, you don;t worry that you can still recover all data on it. EaseUS Mac Data Recovery Wizard can recover data from formated hard drive on Mac OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7. Have a try.