Quick & Easy Seagate Data Recovery for Mac
External drives from Seagate are a touchstone for many backup evangelists. They are sleek and portable. They easily accept and store a myriad data types – from documents and images to slideshows and videos.
But what happens when a Seagate external drive is accidentally formatted? Or there is information loss due to virus corruption?
Creating a backup of the backup is a concept only large enterprises operate by and under such circumstances, a Seagate data recovery for Mac proves to be a life-saver.
Introducing Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery
When data is deleted from a drive, it is undetectable to computers because all details of the item are removed from the physical location table that is available to the Windows or Mac OS for scanning. However, a copy of the actual document, image or video is retained in the temporary caches till new information overwrites it. Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery is capable of running an exhaustive scan that retrieves this ‘hidden’ data before it gets overwritten.
The only advice to users here is to initiate the scan ASAP. This ensures a greater probability of a full recovery.
The Five Step Retrieval Process
Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery’s interface is user-friendly and intuitive. It guides users through the five steps smoothly, without hassles and in the shortest possible time.
1. Connect the Seagate drive that needs recovery to a Mac through its USB drive. Launch the application from the desktop and from the home screen, choose the option ‘Start New Scan’.
The ‘Resume Saved Scan’ option only comes in handy for a retrieval process that had been initiated before but couldn’t be completed because of interruptions or lack of time.
2. Upon clicking Start New Scan, the options screen is displayed. Here, three sets of selections must be made.
- The first selection is that of the drive or the partition which is to be scanned. Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery can not only investigate an externally connected drive, but it can also peruse the hard disk of the Mac that it is installed on. For the purpose of this tutorial, Seagate ED has to be chosen.
- The second selection is that of the scanning method. There are a number of options available. Recover Data is the most popular. It is the go-to setting and is the recommended first choice. Deleted Recovery focuses only on those files and items that you have deleted. Raw Recovery is a powerful option that takes up maximum Mac processing power and should be used only if the first two recovery methods do not yield desired results.
- The third selection is that of the scan mode. It defines how thorough a search Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery should conduct. For first time users, Quick Scan is recommended. But for important items and data sets that just have to be found, Advance Scan is the way to go.
3. Once these choices are taken care of and Start Scan is clicked, the actual process is initiated. A scan underway is identified by the progress bar. It has a red ‘stop’ button to its right that can be clicked to terminate the scan before time. This is generally used when the list to the left of recoverable files shows data that is desperately needed. When the scan halts, you can use the search bar to the upper right to call up the required item by name or keyword and then hit Recover which automatically becomes clickable.
4. When a scan is allowed to culminate naturally, the end of the process is denoted by a pop-up. Clicking OK brings up the display screen.
This screen has a number of elements and options so it is important to pay attention to everything available. You can utilize the three types of file views to quickly finish the recovery process.
– The Classic List organizes the retrievable data by the location in which it was stored when the formatting, corruption or deletion happened. If a file was on the desktop, then it is found in the folder labeled ‘Desktop’.
– The File List is the easiest to navigate. Here the files are organized in main folders that correspond to a particular type of data like Photos, Videos, Files, and Applications depending on the variety of data in the Seagate drive. Clicking on a folder expands the view and displays its subfolders. Each subfolder stands for a particular data format. For example, the folder labeled Photos may have subfolders marked JPEG, GIF or PNG. Clicking the subfolder icon displays the actual files in it to the right of the window, which might be selected individually or in bulk by checking the appropriate boxes.
– Lastly, the Filter List allows you to set the criterion for the item display. It might be the size of a file, the type of files, its date of creation or a combination of all three.
5. The ticked items are then retrieved with the help of the Recover button. You are prompted to select a location to save the data to and using the Seagate drive that was the source of the loss is NOT recommended.
With Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery, Seagate data recovery for Mac is as easy as 1-2-3!
Recapping the process:
- Connect the drive to a Mac computer.
- Hit ‘Start New Scan’.
- Select the drive, the scan method and mode.
- Start the scan and mark the needed files.
- Complete the recovery.