How to Recover Photos from Formatted Hard Drive?

April 23, 2012 / Posted by Dupont on Supported Devices, Utilities

When you format hard drive, it means that you eliminate all files on it. We need to format a hard drive and empty the space for new data storing. Most people will feel regretful after formatting for they have deleted some useful data unconsciously such as some photos which with your memories carved. To recover photos from formatted hard drive always perplex some of us, but with a formatted hard drive recovery software this matter can be as easy as a piece of cake.

Leawo Photo Recovery for Mac is highly recommended as an efficient program to recover photos from formatted hard drive on Mac OS. By suing this formatted hard drive recovery, formatted data can be scanned and found back in a few minutes. Besides hard drive, it also supports to recover data from storage devices like memory card, SD card, MP3, MP4 and more. Compatible with different file systems including HFS+, FAT16/32, NTFS/NTFS5, this software deals with data recovering flexibly. In addition, the easy software operation mode and intuitive software interface makes you recover formatted photos from hard drive smoothly.

Free to get this program via the link below. Install and run it on your computer, and then you can feel free to recover photos from formatted hard drive with the following three steps.

Full Guide

Select File Type and Disk

Get Leawo Photo Recovery for Mac via the link above. There are three file types for recovering: Photo, Music and Video. Choose “Photo” as the option and then select a disk for file scanning.


Have a detailed photo file scanning in this step. The image file will be showed in the scanning panel so that you can have a preview of it.

Select Files to Recover

The photos will be classified by file type, you can choose to recover all or part of these image file. You can also preview file in this section. After file choosing, go directly to click on the “Recover” button to start to recover formatted photos from hard drive. Remember to choose a destination to save the files restored, it is better to save the files on another drive in case of overwritten data.

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Photo Recovery Mac

Versatile Mac Data Recovery to rescue lost data from computer and storage media.


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