How to recover deleted/lost files on macOS Mojave/Catalina?

Posted by Katrina to Mac Data Recovery on June 12th, 2018

Since the macOS Mojave 10.14 is a more stable operating system than the newest macOS Catalina 10.15, many people have already installed it. But same as other macOS operating systems, some data loss problems still can't be avoided during using it. In general, data loss on macOS 10.14 may be caused by accidental deletion, mistaken reformatting, virus attack, system crash, sudden power failure, file system corruption, etc. Don't panic, here are two effective methods to recover deleted/lost files on macOS Mojave 10.14.

How to recover deleted/lost files on macOS Mojave 10.14?

Although macOS Mojave 10.14 is a fatastic operating system, data recovery on macOS Mojave 10.14 is not difficult as we think.

Solution 1: Recover deleted/lost files on macOS Mojave 10.14 with iBoysoft Data Recovery

APFS is the default files system since macOS High Sierra 10.13 came out. If you want to recover deleted/lost files on macOS Mojave, a professional APFS data recovery software is needed.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is the best APFS data recovery software that can recover lost data from encrypted APFS drive, recover data from formatted, unmountable, unreadable, inaccessible APFS drive, recover data from APFS deleted/lost partition on macOS Catalina 10.15/Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13.

Apart from APFS data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery also supports to recover data from HFS+, HFS, FAT32 and exFAT drives on macOS Catalina 10.15/Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/10.12 Sierra/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.It supports almost all storage devices like hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, digital camera, etc.

Tutorial to recover deleted/lost files on macOS Mojave 10.14 with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on our Mac

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Recover deleted/lost files on macOS Mojave 10.14

Step 3: Choose the drive where we have deleted/lost files, then click "Next" to scan for all lost files on the drive.

Step 4: Preview the scanning results, choose files we want to recover, and then click "Recover" to finish deleted data recovery on Mac.

Solution 2: Restore lost data from Time Machine backup

Step 1: Connect the backup drive to the Mac computer.

Step 2: Open the folder that once contained your deleted files.

Step 3: Click the Time Machine icon in the top left menu bar and select Enter Time Machine.

Tips: Did you know how to show Time Machine icon on the menu bar?

  1. Click Apple icon at the top-right corner.
  2. Select System Preferences… and then click on Time Machine.
  3. Check Show Time Machine in menu bar.

Step 4: Browse the items in the backup folder by using on screen up/down arrows or using the timeline at the edge of the screen. If you want to find files of older version, using timeline to navigate the files is faster. You will be able to see a lot of snapshots of this whole folder and how the folder changes.

Step 5: Select an item and prese Space bar or double-click it to preview it.

Step 6: Select the file you want to restore, and then click Restore.

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