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How to Recover Trashed Files on Mac Machine

Oct. 10, 2013 2:36 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to Data Recovery on Mac
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Like Windows OS, Mac computer also have a holding folder to store your deleted files temporarily. It is named "Trash". If you decide to tidy up your desktop and eliminate useless files on your Mac, they are not actually deleted, they are just held by the Trash. If you change your mind, you can quickly recover files that you have deleted. It is a quite simple process to recover deleted files from Trash.

It becomes more aggravating if you continue to click "Empty Trash" after you drop several gigs of information into the Trash Bin, but at once you realize you just deleted something you shouldn't. There is no built-in operating system tool to restore these deleted files. Is there any hope of restoring deleted files from Trash? Yes, there is hope.

Third-party utilities can be used to get the files back. Trash Recovery is one of them. It is professional yet easy-to-use data recovery software for Mac users with every computer level. It is able to recover deleted files from Trash and other deleted, formatted, lost videos, photos, music, documents and achieves on Mac OS, camera, USB, memory card, mobile phone and other storage media.

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Step 1: Choose the Recovery Mode

After you launch this software, you need to choose the recovery mode.

Here we recommend you select "Lost File Recovery"since it takes relatively short time to recover deleted files from Trash, no matter deleted by Command + Delete or emptied from the Trash.

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Step 2: Select Volume

Select the volume where your lost files located, and click "Scan"at the top left corner of the interface.

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Step 3: Preview and Recover Deleted Files from Trash

After several seconds, all the files are listed. Unfold the tree-like column, and select the files you need to recover. Before Mac Trash recovery, preview them to confirm if they are your desire.

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For Windows users, go to see how to restore recycle bin.

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