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How to Recover Data from Crashed Portable Hard Drive on Mac?

by Carlos, 2019-05-27

Mac users often face the following issues which would cause portable hard drive crash:

  • Physical crash of the portable hard drive. Unintentional collision, bad sectors or any other hardware problems would case the physical crash of portable hard drive.
  • File system corruption to the portable hard drive. The file system of a portable hard drive would become corrupted and then the portable hard drive cannot be accessible in some cases. Such as, Mac is shut down by power outage suddenly when the portable drive is still in use.
  • Crashes caused by malware infection. Some virus, spyware or any other malware would cause damage to the portable hard drive. Sometimes, even the Mac computer cannot recognize the partition(s) on the portable hard drive.
  • Remove portable hard drive accidentally. People always forget to remove the portable hard drive safely. They would unplug the portable hard drive directly without ejection. It would cause damage to the drive and make it crashed.

recover data from crashed portable hard drive on Mac

No matter how a portable hard drive gets crashed on Mac, there would be huge data loss for you. You may lose import backup data, thousands of documents, critical tax files or any other precious data. Any of the data loss would drive you mad. But it’s better to calm yourself first and then find a solution to recover data from crashed portable hard drive on Mac.

If there are physical issues on the drive, we suggest you send it to a local data recovery shop to try your luck. In other data loss scenarios, you can recover your data back easily by yourself with a software. So now you would ask how to do it? Don’t worry, we will point you in the correct direction.

Mac crash recovery software for portable hard drive

The first step is to find a suitable data recovery software. TogetherShare Data Recovery for Mac is just such a data recovery software for crash portable hard drive. It can recover data from crashed portable drive every efficiently.

First. most of the commonly used file types are supported, such as documents, videos, audio, pictures/photos, emails and other file types. Second, it can support recover data in any portable hard drive crashes. Third, it’s really easy and fast to recover data from crashed portable hard drive on Mac with this software.

Download the TogetherShare Data Recovery for Mac and do as the following tutorial to recover lost data from crashed portable hard drive now.

Tutorial to recover data from crashed portable hard drive on Mac

Step 1. Choose the crashed portable hard drive.

Launch the software and select the crashed portable hard drive to scan.

recover data from crashed portable hard drive on Mac

Step 2. Scan the crashed portable hard drive.

Now the Mac crash recovery software for portable hard drive will rapidly search the lost files.

recover data from crashed portable hard drive on Mac

Step 3. Preview and recover lost files.

Once it completes the scanning operation, the software will show all the found files. You can verify the files by previewing them before recovering. Then select all the needed files to recover and save.

recover data from crashed portable hard drive on Mac

Some tips for Mac users to protect your data on portable hard drives:

  • 1. Remember to safely remove the portable drive from Mac.
  • 2. Always create a backup for your important data. You can create even multiple copies of backups if possible.
  • 3. Make sure your Mac is safe enough from virus attack.

In general, you can't be too careful in making your data safe.

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