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Top 3 Ways to Recover Your iMac Data

Jun. 17, 2015 9:30 am / Posted by Jerry Cook to Mac Data Recovery
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“My iMac wouldn't start up. It only went to loading screen. I took it to apple and the said HD was starting to go bad. I need to get my data off and was told they would not do it. A friend went to another apple store and they did it to hers and they basically had the same problem. I was told hd wasn't completely bad. The thing is my closest apple is over 2 hours away and hers is 3 hours from me so I'm tempted to go there. We tried FireWire hookup but it didn't work.”

(Source: Apple Support Communities)

Most of us have the bad experience of losing our data in our computer. It would be even more frustrated when we cannot find an effective way to get them back. Here the essay provides three particular ways for recovering data for iMac users. If you do not clear your trash, you may check it for the lost data. Or you can also use Time Machine since it can back up all your information if you set it up. Otherwise, some professional iMac data recovery software can also help.

1. Check your iMac Trash.

Open the Trash in your iMac dock. Usually it is in the bottom right corner of the screen. iMac Trash will keep all of the deleted files if you do not clear them. Roll the Trash to see if you can find the files you have lost. Right-click on the file, and choose “Put Back”. If the option is grey, it means its original track cannot be found. So you need to drag the deleted file onto the desktop, then put it into any place you like.

recover deleted imac data from trash

2. Search it from the Time Machine.

If you have luckily set up your Time Machine in iMac, it can help you back up all the files you have created. You can use the Sportlight Search to search the Time Machine, or you can go the APP page to find it.

retrieve imac data from spotlight search

Open the file where the lost data use to be saved. Connect the Time Machine, and enter. All the file interfaces you have entered before will list on the screen based on time. Then you can use the up and down arrow to quickly look through the previous back up. Double-click the file you can also review it, and click “Restore” if you find the file you would like to get it back. You can choose more files to resotre at the same time.

restore data from imac with time machine

review the deleted data

3. Use Professional Data Recovery Software.

The big reminder is that, you should immediately stop using your iMac hard disk if you unexpectedly delete some useful data in the hard disk. It would decrease the possibility that your deleted files be covered by the new ones.

Any Data Recovery for Mac is professional data recovery software especially for Mac. We recommend it here for it can effectively help restore the deleted, formatted and lost data from you iMac. And it can also help you recover contacts, photos, text messages you have synced from your iPad, iPhone, iPod.

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You can download the trial version of the software first. Open it; select the types of files you are going to retrieve and click on Next to proceed. Choose a location and press Scan to scan lost files. The scanning process will last for 1 minute and after that, you can recognize the files you want to restore, then click Recover, specify a location to put them back.

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