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How can I recover files without using Time Machine?

Before Time Machine, you used to be able to recover files using, I think, one of the utilities. Now if you search for "recover files" in Help, all the options involve using Time Machine with and without Spotlight. I don't have a backup drive to use Time Machine yet but I would still like to try to recover an accidentally deleted folder. How can I do that now without Time Machine?

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iBoysoft author Eudora Liu

Eudora Liu

Answered on Wednesday, November 22, 2023

If you want to recover files without using Time Machine, I recommend you use professional data recovery software. iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac may be a good choice for you.

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is such an app that can help you to recover kinds of files including photos, videos, documents, etc. safely and easily from SSDs, HDDs, USB flash drives, and SD cards.

As a powerful data recovery tool, it is compatible with T2 chip, M1, M1 Pro, M1 Mac, and M2. It supports macOS Ventura and you can recover your data even with an unbootable Mac.

The process of recovering your data is very easy with just a few clicks, here's how.

  1. Free download and activate iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.
  2. Choose the drive and click Search for Lost Data.
  3. Wait for the search process to finish and preview the search results.
  4. Choose a location to store and click Recover.

After that, check if you get back all your lost data. By using iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac, you can recover all the data without using Time Machine. And this software is very safe so it won't corrupt any applications or change any settings on your Mac. You can use it with confidence.

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