How uFlysoft Assists to Recover Format a Macs Drive

There are times in which you may want to format the hard drive of a Mac. Over the years, Apple has made a few changes to their particular structure so that formatting or doing a hard drive recovery has changed somewhat over the years. However, the basic principle is still the same and with uFlysoft you can help recover format a Mac’s Drive if you lose information when formatting.

This type of formatting extends to all storage media for Macs, including hard drives, DVD & CD, Blade and USB flash drives, and SSD.

How to Format

You will need to start with the Disk Utility in the Apple system in order to properly format the hard drive. This will not only clean out the hard drive, but add new partitions as well which makes it different than simply removing old files. Keep in mind that you will be erasing all stored information on your hard drive, so be sure to have a handy backup such as a Cloud or other drive to store all pertinent information off your Mac.

In Applications/Utilities, Launch Disk Utility
Select the Drive you want to Format
The Information in the Drive will be Displayed
Click or Select “Erase”
At this point you’ll receive a warning that erasing the selected drive will destroy all the data present. You can also name the new drive that you are creating, so select the Format type and the partition map. Once you’ve reached the Erase panel, you can enter the new name for the drive.

In the Erase format, be sure to use the drop down panel and select from the following OS X Extended;

Case-Sensitive, Journaled
Journaled, Encrypted
Case-Sensitive, Journaled, Encrypted
You can also select from MS-DOS (FAT) and ExFat. In the Journaled section is the default Mac file system and for most the choice they will make.


In order to use the partition format, go to the Erase panel and chose from the drop-down Scheme field.

GUID Partition Map
Apple Partition Map
Master Boot Record
The GUID partition map is used by most people and considered the default setting for Macs that use Intel processors. The other two are specialty settings that are generally not needed.

Once you have made all of your selections in the Erase panel, you can click the Erase button. The Disk Utility will erase what you have selected and set up the partitions for the drive. This will result in one volume being created so you can mount your Mac’s desktop. Click Done once the process is complete. Now you will have a clean Mac and can start over again simply be reloading the information that you have set aside in a protected drive.

If you need to recover format a Mac’s hard drive or find out that during the hard drive recovery you will need to save additional files, be sure to use the uFlysoft program.