How to recover deleted files on Mac without software?

Posted by Autumn X to Mac Data Recovery on June 29th, 2017

I have accidentally deleted some important files on my MBP. Is it possible to recover deleted files on Mac without software? If it's possible, how can I do that? Any help will be appreciated!

We may ask the same question on forums when we accidentally delete important files on our Mac. It's possible to recover deleted files on Mac without software. And ways will be given in this article.

How to recover deleted files on Mac without software?

Apple has done something for us to recover deleted files without using software. Check out the details as below.

Method 1: Recover deleted files by operating "Undo Move"

If the last thing we did in the Finder was to delete files, we can select Edit > Undo Move (Command-Z) to return deleted files to their previous positions.

Method 2: Restore deleted files from Trash

Files that we've deleted are often sent to the Trash. The Trash will hold our deleted files until we empty the Trash. So Trash is the first place to look when we delete files. If the deleted files are found in Trash, we can drag those files out or put back them.

Method 3: Recover deleted files from Time Machine

Time Machine is useful for us to back up our files. If we have backed up those deleted files with Time Machine, we can restore our deleted file from there, no software needed.

However, those ways can't work if we have emptied Trash or we have no backup of the deleted files. Don't worry. In that case, we can recover deleted files on Mac with Mac data recovery software, like iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Recover deleted files on Mac with free Mac undelete software

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is free Mac undelete software that helps to recover deleted files from hard drives, external hard drives, USB hard drives, memory cards and other storage devices, no matter those deleted files are documents, photos, videos, emails, music, etc. And it can also recover lost files from unreadable external hard drives, unmountable hard drives, formatted hard drives, lost partitions, invalid volume header hard drives, etc.

We can recover deleted files on Mac with free Mac data recovery software as below.

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

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Recover deleted files on Mac without software

Step 3: Choose the drive which we have deleted files from, click "Next" to search for deleted files.

Step 4: Preview the files in the searching results and choose files those we need, click "Recover" to recover those deleted files on Mac.

Conclusion: If you have deleted files mistakenly on Mac, you can try to recover deleted files without software as soon as possible. If unfortunately, these files have been emptied from Trash, you can also recover with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery, which is easy-to-use and reliable.

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