How to recover deleted files from emptied Trash in macOS High Sierra

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery Tips on December 27th, 2017

When we delete files on macOS High Sierra, those deleted files will be kept at the Trash. If we want to restore deleted files, just drag files out of the Trash or right-click the file and select Put Back. But if we have emptied the Trash, it is not so easy to get deleted files back.

Many users may think that deleted files will be permanently removed from Mac after emptying the Trash. But actually, we can recover deleted files even emptied from Mac Trash on macOS High Sierra. Only with a reliable macOS High Sierra data recovery software, we can perform macOS High Sierra Trash recovery.

Tips for recovering deleted files emptied from Mac Trash

After we emptied the Trash, the deleted files still remain on the drive, but the space they took is been marked as vacant and will be free to save new data. Using the drive after emptied the Trash will write data to it and very possible to cover the original files. For files that have been covered, we will lose the chance to get them back.

Therefore, we'd better stop using our Mac as soon as we emptied the Trash by mistake.

How to recover deleted files from emptied Trash in macOS High Sierra?

To recover deleted files from emptied Trash on macOS High Sierra, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is the only assisting tool we need.

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is a professional & free Mac data recovery software that can recover deleted files from emptied Trash, recover lost data from formatted APFS drive, recover lost data from unmountable APFS drive, recover lost data from unreadable APFS drive, recover lost data from inaccessible APFS drive, recover deleted/lost APFS volume, etc.

Aside from above, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac can also recover lost data from drives formatted as other formats (FAT32, exFAT, HFS, HFS+), recover lost data from formatted, unmountable, inaccessible, corrupted hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, pen drive, etc. on macOS 10.15/10.14/10.13/10.12 and 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Tutoral to recover deleted files emptied from Mac Trash in macOS High Sierra

Step 1: Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.

Recover deleted files emptied from Trash with iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac

Step 2: Choose the drive where we have deleted files, then click "Next" to scan for all lost files on the drive.

Step 3: Preview the scanning results, choose files we want to recover, and then click "Recover" to finish macOS High Sierra Trash recovery.

Step 4: Have a check to ensure we have get all lost files back.

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