Recover Deleted Files from Mac OS X

Nowadays, with the constant increase in hard drive’s storage capacity, you are less likely to run out of disk space than that of old hard drives that provide low storage capacity. On the other hand, the cost of running out of disk space can be severe. If you are a regular computer user then on some time  your hard drive may approaches to its maximum storage capacity. In such case, your Mac may run more slowly as files become increasingly fragmented. In the worst case, you may also lose data as your Mac has no space to save your files. In a very serious situation, your computer may hang, crash or fail to start up if it runs out of physical RAM and runs out of disk space to use for virtual memory. Therefore, it is better to delete unnecessary files frequently. In order to avoid that problem, you decide to delete files that are no longer needed.

You had a bunch of files that are not needed on your Mac hard drive. You just moved those files to the Trash. But, simply moving a file from hard drive to Trash does not solve the problem. So, you emptied your Trash too to free up the disk storage capacity!! After some time, you realized that few essential files also gone!!! Now, you cannot even restore those files from the Trash as you have already emptied it.

The immediate next option is to search for a backup. Latest versions of Mac Operating System provide an inbuilt backup tool called as Time Machine. But, you might be shocked to find that your backup program can recover only your file from the previous hour or older but not in the span of time between Time Machine Backups. So, if you have created that file or group of files in last 45 minutes and accidentally deleted those files before Time Machine was able to run its next automatic backup, you might be thinking you are out of luck!!! But, you are wrong!!! You can still recover accidentally deleted files by using Data Recovery Software.

Data Recovery Software has the ability to recover files even after emptying the Trash. It can restore different type of files like songs, videos, photos, documents, spreadsheets etc. from your Mac hard drive. If you have accidentally deleted the files from your Windows Recycle Bin then also you can use the Windows version of this software to restore files erased from Windows Recycle Bin with utmost ease. But, you must ensure that you have not used the hard drive to store any new files before using this software. This is because, usage of hard drive after accidental deletion may overwrite the files that still exist in your hard drive. Once your data gets overwritten, it becomes impossible to recover that data by using any professional data recovery software. Therefore, do not use the hard drive after accidental deletion of data from your hard drive.

This Data Recovery Software can also recover files from various types of storage devices. If you have deleted or lost photos from your digital camera’s memory cards or cell phone’s memory card then you can use this software. It can help you to recover deleted images from memory card in less span of time. It supports different types of memory cards like SD cards, MMC, CF cards, XD cards and also USB drives, external hard drives, iPods, FireWire drives etc. If you have accidentally deleted essential emails or any other Outlook attributes from your MS Outlook then Outlook Recovery Software is available. This software can easily repair your corrupted PST file and also undelete Microsoft Outlook items like emails, contacts, calendar entries, RSS feeds, notes, tasks, journal entries etc in few simple steps.

Recover  your deleted files from Mac by following 3 essential steps

Step1: Download and launch the Data Recovery Software on your Mac hard drive to recover deleted files. After launching the tool, select “Recover Files” option from the main screen and then select “Recover Deleted Files” option to recover files that are accidentally deleted from your Mac.

Restore Deleted files on Mac - Main Window

Step 2: Select Mac hard disk and click on “Next” option to start scanning to recover deleted files from the Mac hard drive

Restore Deleted files on Mac - Hard Drive selection Window

Step 3: Once the file recovery process is finished, view the recovered files using “Preview” option in a Mac finder style interface

Restore Deleted files on Mac - Preview Window


  • Always take essential  backup of significant data and check it regularly to make sure that it is working properly
  • Do not empty the Trash without restoring essential files from Trash

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