"I need some help for external HFS+ hard drive photo recovery. I mistakenly deleted photos from HFS+ external hard drive on my Mac computer. When I attempted to restore the deleted photos from trash bin, there is nothing there. I think those photos have been deleted permanently. Can anybody tell me how to recover permanently deleted pictures off external HFS+ hard drive?"
"Can I recover photos from HFS+ external hard drive after formatting? I connected my external HFS+ hard drive to iMac to backup data, but I format the HFS+ external HDD by accident. I did no realize the mistake when formatting the HFS+ disk, but everything has gone forever when I realized that I formatted a wrong drive. Is it possible to recover lost pictures from formatted HFS+ external hard drive?"
There are many reasons for external HFS+ hard drive photo loss such as deletion, formatting, disk drive not formatted error, RAW format error, etc. We have to admit that it is really a terrible situation no matter how photos got lost from the external HFS+ hard drive. If you do not want to lose all pictures forever, you should stop writing new files to the external HFS+ hard drive.
You cannot recover lost photos unless you can use a professional data recovery program. iCare Data Recovery is able to help recover photos after deleting, formatting or when external HFS+ hard drive shows not formatted error. This data recovery software allows you to recover not only photos (JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, etc), but also other types of files like videos, music, etc from external HFS+ hard drive when you run into different data loss situations. This software is able to work on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, etc. In other words, you need to plug the external HFS+ HDD to Windows computer to perform photo recovery.
Preparation: Free download and install iCare Data Recovery on Windows computer. Plug the external HFS+ hard drive to Windows computer and launch the software.
Step1. You can select a proper scan mode after running the data recovery software.
Step2. Select the external HFS+ hard drive and then wait the software to scan it for lost files.
Step3. You can preview the lost files after scanning and then save the lost files to another drive.
When you delete photos from an external HFS plus hard drive, the data will be erased immediately from the disk rather than being moved to recycle bin. If you did not take any backup, it is impossible to restore deleted pictures from an external HFS plus hard drive. Fortunately, if you can use iCare Data Recovery, you are able to undelete files off external HFS plus hard drive easily. This software enables you to recover photos whether you delete them by mistake or due to other reasons from your external HFS plus hard disk drive.
All data will be lost at once after formatting a portable HFS+ hard drive, so it is recommended you to be careful when attempting to format portable HFS+ hard drive. Sometimes, you might format a portable HFS+ hard disk drive due to mistake, in which situation you can use iCare Data Recovery to restore lost files after formatting. Before running data recovery software, you should always keep in mind that you should not write new data to the formatted HFS+ portable hard drive because it might overwrite the previous data.
External HFS+ hard drive turns to RAW file system requires formatting on Mac computer? This is another common reason for photo loss from an external hard drive. When an external hard drive has HFS+ file system, it is able to be recognized by Mac OS. However, the external hard drive will become inaccessible when it becomes RAW file system and asks to be formatted. iCare Data Recovery is helpful with photo recovery even when external hard drive converts from HFS+ to RAW file system and wants to be formatted. Please not to format the external HDD before recovering what you need.
You might run into external HFS+ hard drive photos loss problem due to some other reasons, such as:
For all situations that lead photos to be lost from an external HFS+ hard drive, iCare Data Recovery is able to help get back lost data by following the steps above.