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How to Recover Deleted Files on Mac OS X (Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite Included)

Dec. 03, 2014 12:30 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to Data Recovery on Mac
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Accidently deleted files on your Mac? Emptied the Trash Bin without backup? Want to recover deleted files from iMac? Actually, recovering deleted files on Mac is an easy task as long as you keep in mind the things below and follow the instructions to recover deleted files on Mac.

What Happened after Deleted Files on Mac, Especially Emptied Trash Bin?

When you deleted files on your MacBook Pro or other computers running Mac OS X, the files would be transferred to the Trash Bin of your computer, just like the scenario when we throw away the rubbish to the ash bin in our life. To recover deleted files on Macbook from the Trash Bin, just highlight them and click the "Put back" button or just drag them out of Trash Bin. Too simple, isn't it? 

However, What if you have emptied the Trash Bin and haven't backed up your Mac hard drive? No worry! In fact, you haven't really deleted the files but just lose the access of the files from the system. The space once occupied by the deleted data is marked as "available to reuse" and the deleted files would remain physically intact on the drive until they are overwritten by other files. Therefore, there is still chance to recover deleted files on Mac OS X from emptied Trash Bin.

Cautions Should You Note before Recover Deleted Files from Mac

To better restore deleted files on Mac, there are some cautions you should note:

How to Recover Deleted Files on Mac from Emptied Trash Bin?

To recover deleted data from emptied Trash Bin, you need to refer to other third party programs. From thousands of data recovery programs in the market, we pick out Data Recovery for Mac for you. It is the top-tier file recovery software which is designed for you to safely and quickly recover deleted pictures, videos, audios and other documents from macOS 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7, 10.6 and lower.

Here are the instructions to recover deleted data on Mac OS X from emptied Trash Bin with Data Recovery for Mac.

Step 1. Download, install and launch  Data Recovery for Mac.

Note: Don't download and install the program on the partition where you deleted files.
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Step 2. Select the "Lost File Recovery" mode since it can help to recover files deleted inadvertently.

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Step 3. Select the volume where you deleted your files and the files types your files belong to. Then click "Scan".

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Step 4. Check and preview your deleted files. Then select the wanted ones and click "Recover".

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Step 5. Specify a location of your external hard drive to save the deleted files.

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It is a good way to backup your data to avoid data loss. Yet, besides the reason of deleting, if you lost data due to formatting, corruption, altered partition , virus attack, software crash, etc. you can also rely on Data Recovery for Mac to recover the lost data. Moreover, it also supports data recovery from external hard drive, memory stick, SD card, digital camera, etc.

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