Recover Files from Read-Only Hard Drive on Mac

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Ava

updated on 2019-10-24 to Mac Data Recovery

Summary

For some reasons or unknown issues, sometimes the hard drive on Mac would become read-only. You may have some hidden files on the drive but cannot be even viewed now. Or you just find some files were disappeared when the drive becomes read-only. Also, some Mac users simply format the drive in order to solve the read-only issue and then find all the files were lost. In any of the situations, you are still able to get these wanted files with a reliable data recovery software for Mac

can I recover lost data from read-only hard drive on Mac

Can I recover lost data from read-only hard drive on Mac?

On Mac, device would become read-only sometimes. It often happens on external drive, USB flash drive, and SD card. The dive/card would become read-only because of improper ejection, file system error, application malfunction, read/write process interruption and so on.

Actually, if a drive becomes read-only on Mac, you can still view and copy files from the drive to another drive. So there is no problem to recover lost data from read-only hard drive on Mac. A professional Mac data recovery tool is able to read the drive and extract the lost data deeply from the read-only drive on Mac. There are some data recovery applications that can recover lost data from read-only hard drive and then save the recovered files to another drive. Then you can access and use the files directly on another drive.

For such a case, the most popular and recommended software for Mac users is TogetherShare Data Recovery for Mac. It's the most effective software to recover lost data from read-only hard drive on Mac. Please download it now to recover data.

How to recover lost data from read-only hard drive on Mac?

Here we also provide the step by step tutorial to help Mac users to recover lost data from read-only hard drive on Mac easily.

Step 1. Connect and choose the read-only hard drive.

Connect the read-only hard drive to the Mac computer, and then run the data recovery software from Launchpad. Select the read-only hard drive in the software.

can I recover lost data from read-only hard drive on Mac

Step 2. Scan the read-only hard drive.

Please then click the Scan button. The Mac recovery tool will scan the read-only hard drive automatically to help you find the hidden or missing files.

can I recover lost data from read-only hard drive on Mac

Step 3. Preview and recover data.

After the scan process is finished, you can find that all the lost files were listed in the product. Preview the files to check and then only select the wanted files to recover.

can I recover lost data from read-only hard drive on Mac

After recovering and saving the recovered data to another drive, then you are able to access and use the files normally on another drive. Also, you can then try to fix the read-only drive. The simple method is to reformat the read-only drive directly as with a format that can be compatible with Mac OS.