“Hey all, I have accidentally formatted my external hard drive. It is a Buffalo 160GB drive and I used it for storing my personal photos and videos. Many people claims that it is possible to recover photos and videos from a formatted external hard drive. Can anyone instruct me on how to do this? Thanks!”
External hard drive brings much convenience in our daily life. Currently many people use it to transfer, store and backup data like photos and videos etc. However, it also brings unpredictable risk. The photos and videos stored in an external hard drive may lose due to unintentionally deletion, accidental formatting, and virus attack. In this case, a way to recover photos and videos from external hard drive is much needed.
Jihosoft Photo Recovery for Mac is a good data recovery software available in the market. Using this software you can recover deleted photos and videos from external hard drive with ease. It supports recovery of all types of photo and video formats such as, JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, AVI, MP4, 3GP, MOV, and so on.
Read the tutorial below to see how to recover deleted photos and videos from external hard drive on Mac OS:
Step 1: Download Jihosoft Photo Recovery for Mac
Connect your external hard drive to computer through a USB port as you normally do. Then download and install the free trial version of Mac Photo Recovery for External Hard Drive.
Step 2: Scan External Hard Drive for Recoverable Files
Start Jihosoft Photo Recovery for Mac, you will see list of drives, select the external hard drive, then press “Scan Now”. The Photo Recovery for External Hard Drive will start scanning the external hard drive for recoverable photos and videos.
Step 3: Recover Photos and Videos from External Hard Drive
After scanning completed, you will see a list of recoverable image and video files. You can preview them and select the files you want to recover, and then click the “Recover” button to get deleted photos and videos back from damaged or formatted external hard drive.
Tips & Suggestions
Tip 1: If photos and videos are deleted or lost from your external hard drive, stop using the hard drive to avoid overwriting.
Tip 2: Jihosoft Photo Recovery for External Hard Drive supports photo recovery from almost portable hard drives of various brands, such as, Western Digital, IOmega, Transcend, Seagate, Verbatim, Toshiba, Buffalo, and more.