Tenorshare 4DDiG Mac Data Recovery User Guide

4DDiG Mac Data Recovery guide teaches you how to recover files on Mac and Mac-based drives.

Product Guide

Windows
  • Windows Data Recovery Guide
    • Part 1: Recover Lost Data from Local Disk
    • Part 2: Recover Data from Lost Partition
    • Part 3: Recover Data from External Hard Drive
    • Part 4: Recover Data from Crash Computer
Mac
  • Mac Data Recovery Guide
    • Part 1: Recover from Hard Drives
    • Part 2: Recover from Emptied Trash
    • Part 3: Recover from Crashed Mac

Tenorshare 4DDiG Mac Data Recovery is a professional yet simple software that can recover any type of file from your Mac hard drive or external disks, including images, videos, documents, and more. Furthermore, this application can restore data from a crashed Mac by booting it up. Learn how to recover lost or deleted data on your Mac with this comprehensive guide.

Part 1: Recover from Hard Drives

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Step 1: Select a Location

Launch 4DDiG-Mac after installation and select a location like your local drives to start Mac data recovery. Place your mouse over the desired location; an icon with the word Scan will appear in the lower right corner; click Scan to start looking up all lost files.

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Note: If the external drive can't be recognized by Tenorshare 4DDiG, follow the video below to get the removable drive detected by the Mac first.

Step 2: Scan and Preview

It takes a while to scan all deleted files. After the scanning result is generated, you can click on specific file types to preview more details.

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Step 3: Recover Mac Files

Click "Recover" button and select a location to save found files. It's not recommended to save the recovered files to the partition where you lost them. This may cause permanent data loss.

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Part 2: Recover from Emptied Trash

Download Tenorshare 4DDiG Mac Data Recovery and follow the video below to know how to recover lost files from emptied Trash.

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Part 3: Recover from Crashed Mac

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Step 1: Select Recover from Crashed System

Prepare a working Mac and a USB or external portable hard disk to boot your crashed Mac and recover data. On a functional Mac, install 4DDiG for Mac Data Recovery. Click "Recover Data from Crashed System"> Scan after installation.

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Step 2: Create a Bootable USB Drive

Insert the USB drive into the bootable Mac's "Bootable drive" option, and select the one you just installed by clicking Start. A notification will appear reminding you to back up your data. The formatting process will begin, and a bootable drive will be created.

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Step 3: Boot Mac and Recover Data

Insert this bootable drive in the Mac that stuck on loading screen and boot it by holding the "Option" key. Release the key and select "4DDiG for Mac Data Recovery" to boot the disk circle when entering the plate choice interface. Presently you can get the data by tapping on "Export."

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