How to recover deleted files without Time Machine backup on Mac?

Posted by Katrina to Mac Data Recovery on November 26th, 2018

Accidentally deleted files from macOS Mojave/High Sierra/Sierra? But don't have a Time Machine backup. Just download free Mac undelete software to recover deleted files on Mac.

Time Machine is an in-built backup application in Mac which is designed to maintain a regular backup of your data. It allows you to restore the entire macOS or just the personal files and folders to an external hard drive, time capsule, or other types if storage.

Why you need to recover deleted files without Time Machine backup on Mac?

It’s well known that a backup copy saves the day only when you had created it proactively before a data loss event occurred, but what to do if you didn’t set up Time Machine on your Mac? Even you have used Time Machine to back up, is it 100% safe? Of course not, there are times when the backup external drive suddenly gets corrupted and inaccessible. Have you accidentally deleted files on Mac? Wondering how to recover them without Time Machine backup?

Quick fixes of deleted files recovery

If you simply moved the deleted files in the Mac Trash but didn’t empty Trash, you can restore them by opening the trash and drag the files from the Trash to your desktop or other desired location. If unfortunately, you have emptied the Trash or used Command+Shift+Delete, it’s impossible to access the deleted files without recovery tools.

Tutorial to recover deleted files without Time Machine backup on Mac

Notice: Deleted files are recoverable only when they are not overwritten. When you deleted a file, the operating system will only erase the directory entries rather than the file itself. But the space occupied by the files has been returned to the system as available for storage. If you continue to use the drive which will overwrite the space and result in permanent data loss. In order to avoid additional writes to the hard drive, please stop doing any operations and perform data recovery as soon as possible.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a free Mac data recovery utility designed to recover deleted files even emptied from Mac Trash, recover files deleted by Command + Shift + Delete, recover files deleted by rm command, recover data from formatted, unreadable, unmountable, corrupted, inaccessible drive on macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/Sierra 10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Installed iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on our Mac, it supports to recover documents, photos, videos, emails, music and many other types of files from hard drive, external hard drive, USB hard drive, memory card, etc.

Step-by-step guidance to recover deleted files with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 1: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Step 2: Select the drive at which we have deleted files, click "Next" to search for deleted files.

Recover deleted files without Time Machine backup on Mac

Step 3: Preview files in searching results, choose files we want, and click "Recover" to get those deleted files back.

Step 4: Have a check to ensure all lost files have been successfully restored.

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