Recover Deleted Files Mac

Fortunately, Mac File Recovery software recovers deleted files from emptied Trash, Mac Terminal, crashed operating system, formatted hard drive, etc. So, start recovering your files by free downloading the software on your Mac. This free software also permits to preview the recovered files even before purchasing the license of the software. Download the freeware now!!!

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including macOS High Sierra, Mavericks, Yosemite, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

How to Restore Deleted Files on Macintosh?

Have you deleted any important files from your Macintosh system? If yes then it is very essential to recover your files as soon as possible before the files get over written by some new data. Usually, when you delete a file from any storage device the file will not be permanently removed from the device. The file system deletes only the file pointer pointing to that storage location and space is marked as available to store new files. The deleted file remains intact in device memory until you overwrite with new data. Once you overwrite with new data the file will be permanently removed from memory and chances of recovering it gets diminished. So whenever you sense that the important files are deleted from the storage device stop using the device and employ Macintosh file recovery application to retrieve files.

Before learning more about the tool let’s go through some of the file deletion scenarios on Macintosh system:

  • Emptying Trash: The main cause for deletion of files on Macintosh system is Emptying Trash without checking its contents. If you empty Trash without scanning it twice or thrice then accidentally deleted files stored in Trash will be permanently erased and you cannot get back them without a Macintosh file recovery application.

  • Deletion of files due to anti-virus scanning: Virus infects and corrupts the files severely and makes them inaccessible. Virus intrusion may occur when you download the files from internet on your Macintosh system .To get rid of virus you may opt for anti-virus program. Sometimes while scanning the files with anti virus program if the programming sense that the file is severely infected by the virus it deletes the file from the system. This results in data loss if the file is of high importance.

  • Formatting Mac Hard Drive: When you format Mac hard drive, the files on it will be deleted. The record of files and actions that can be performed on the files will be erased permanently from Mac drive. You need to perform formatted Mac hard drive deleted file recovery.

  • Accidental File deletion: This is the common mistake made by many computer users. You may accidentally delete the important files while on the verge of deleting some unimportant ones. In this context, if the file is deleted using Command + Del keys then it bypasses the Trash and you cannot get back without Macintosh file recovery application. If files are deleted from removable drive then also it will bypass Trash folder. But, you can restore them easily using this tool. For more help, use this link:

  • Files deleted/lost due to defrag failure: Defragmentation may be the main reason for deletion of files from the Macintosh system. If the process of defragmentation is interrupted due to some logical reason then there are chances of files getting deleted/lost from the system.

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

Above mentioned scenarios are accountable for file deletion. You can always rescue your vital files by getting deleted by taking some precautionary measures. Some of the precautionary measures are mentioned below:

  • Avoid permanent deletion of files using Command + Delete keys.
  • Never empty the Trash without checking its contents twice or thrice in order to protect accidentally deleted valuable files residing in Trash.
  • Always keep the backup copy of the system data.

These precautionary measures will protect your data from getting deleted. But if you have already lost the files then you need to employ third party applications like Macintosh file recovery application to recover files. This tool is equipped with advanced features to perform Trash file recovery on Mac OS X, 10.5 X and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion). It can restore different types of files based on their unique signatures and allows you to manually add or edit the signatures of non-listed files. This tool provides easy to use interface which allows you to recover MP3 music files with simple mouse clicks. You can retrieve files from deleted/missing HFSX, HFX+ formatted volumes that do not mount or fail to mount. It has an ability to recover files from external USB drive along with other data storage devices like flash memory cards, memory sticks, FireWire Drives, iPods any many more. You can preview retrieved files in Mac finder styled interface before saving them to a secure location. This application has proficient “Find Tool” which helps you to easily locate required files in the recovered list.

Procedure to Restore Deleted Files on Macintosh System:

Step 1: Download the demo version of this software and install it to your Mac computer. After launching the software click on “RECOVER FILES” option provided on the Home Screen as shown in Figure 1.

My File Recovery - Home Screen

Figure 1: Home Screen

Step 2: In the next screen, select “RECOVER DELETED FILES” to restore Mac deleted files. After that you need to select the Mac volume from where you want to recover data. Click on “Next” button to start the recovery process after selecting the affected volume as shown in Figure 2.

MY File Recovery - Select Volume

Figure 2: Select Volume

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

Step 3: Immediately after the completion of recovery process, you can view the recovered data using Data View option as shown in Figure 3.

My File Recovery - Recovered File List

Figure 3: Recovered List

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For Leopard (10.5) and
Snow Leopard (10.6) Users

For Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8),
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