Formatted a macOS partition by mistake? Don’t worry, you can get it back with recovery software.

Method 1
Using software to recover deleted data
Step 1:
Download, install and start the recovery software
Step 2:
Select the disk you want to scan for lost files
Step 3:
Restore your data to a designated storage location

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Method 2
Recover lost files that you have backed up
Step 1:
Launch your backup and restore software
Step 2:
Search the backup catalog for the desired files
Step 3:
Restore your data from the storage media
Method 3
Take your computer to a data recovery facility
Step 1:
Pack up your machine and drive to a recovery center
Step 2:
Make alternative plans for if the data cannot be retrieved
Step 3:
Make plans to start backing up your data more frequently