External hard drive is not readable on Mac, how to recover data from it?

Posted by Autumn X to Mac Data Recovery on July 17th, 2017

I accidentally removed my WD hard drive 1TB while watching a video on my MBA. The video was located in my external hard drive. When I connected my external hard drive back to my MBA, I saw the message: The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer. I haven't click initialize, because I know that will make my data lost. But whether I have lost all data when external hard drive is not readable on Mac? If I have, how can I recover data from unreadable external hard drive?

External hard drive not readable on Mac issue is often caused by improper operation, virus infection, internal file system errors, etc. Sometimes, the unreadable external hard drive cannot be repaired with Disk Utility, so we cannot access the data on the external hard drive. This article will show you how to recover data from unreadable external hard drives as well as how to fix the external drive not readable by this computer issue without losing data.

External hard drive is not readable on Mac

How to recover data from unreadable external hard drive on Mac?

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a professional and safe Mac data recovery software that designed to recover lost data from hard drive, external hard drive, SD card, USB drive, memory card and other storage media on Mac, no matter those drives are formatted, inaccessible, unreadable, unmountable or corrupted, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery performs recovery with ease.

Tutorial to recover data from unreadable external hard drive on Mac:

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on Mac computer.

Step 2: Connect unreadable external hard drive to Mac.

Step 3: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Mac data recovery software: iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 4: Select the unreadable external hard drive, click "Next" to search for all data.

Step 5: Preview the searching results, choose files we need and then click "Recover" to recover them from external hard drive that is not readable on Mac.

Recover data from unreadable external hard driive with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

After recovering data from unreadable external hard drive, we can fix the external hard drive unreadable error by reformatting: Launch Disk Utility and run "Erase" to format that unreadable external hard drive on Mac, then it will be readable after reformatting completes.

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