Where to find and how to recover recently deleted files on Mac?

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery on July 28th, 2017

Losing data becomes more and more common and at most of the time, it happens completely by accident. We may delete an important file we originally meant to keep, or use Command & Delete buttons on a file and later find it still useful.

Where to find recently deleted files on Mac?

After we have deleted a useful file, the first thing comes to our mind is where to find and how to recover recently deleted files on Mac? The first and easiest solution is to find the lost files at Mac Trash: just open the Trash folder and drag the lost file out. If we have emptied the Trash or can't find the lost files at the Trash, the second solution can be helpful: open Time Machine, find the lost file and restore it.

But if we neither find the deleted file in the Trash nor in Time Machine, it seems there are no traces to get them back and they are gone forever. Don't panic, we still have the third solution that can help! In this article, we will offer tips for recovering recently deleted files on Mac and introduce how to recover recently deleted files on Mac.

Tips for recovering recently deleted files on Mac

After deletion, the files are not been deleted from the drive, but only been marked as deleted and the space where they exist is available for new data. That means the original data still remains at the drive. But we should note that the original data can easily been overwritten by new data. It's impossible to recover data after they have been overwritten. So what we should do after deletion is stop using the drive. The earlier we take actions to recover data, the more likely the deleted files can be restored.

How to recover recently deleted files on Mac?

Actually, with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery, we can get those recently deleted files back.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a free Mac Trash recovery software that supports to recover deleted files even if emptied from Mac Trash, no matter it is formatted to APFS, HFS, HFS+, exFAT, FAT32. It is able to recover data from unmountable, formatted, unreadbale, corrupted, inaccessible drive, etc. on macOS Catalina 10.15/Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

With iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery, we can recover lost or deleted documents, photos, videos, emails, music and other types of files from hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, etc.

Step-by-step tutorial to recover deleted files on Mac

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

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

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Step 3: Select the drive where we have deleted files and click "Next" to search for deleted files.

Step 4: Preview the listed searching results, choose files we want and click "Recover" to get those deleted files back.

Step 5: Go over to ensure all deleted files have been successfully restored.

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