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Deleted File Not Showing Up in Trash Bin, Please Help!

I accidentally moved a folder containing CR2 images to the trash bin. To my surprise, it wasn't there when I tried to retrieve the folder from Trash, but other items are showing up in the trash. Any help would be appreciated, thanks! PS: Mac has been updated to software Ventura 13.2.

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iBoysoft author Wilsey Young

Wilsey Young

Answered on Monday, April 29, 2024

Firstly, make sure you didn't permanently delete the files in these ways:

  • Select the target item, and use Option + Command + Delete. 
  • Hold Option and choose Delete Immediately in Finder's File menu.

If you adopt the operations above, the files will not be collected by the trash bin.

Secondly, it may result from system errors with Mac Trash, which means that the Trash-related file permissions have been damaged.

Most importantly, I think you should immediately get your files back. It is possible to recover deleted files if you accidentally delete them and they don't go to Trash.

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac, a third-party data recovery software, is highly recommended, it is professional and easy to use. Just download it on your Mac to get your permanently deleted files back!

 Simple steps to use iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac:

  1. Download, install, and run the software.
  2. Insert your SD card you deleted the files from.
  3. Select Storage Device under Data Recovery and choose the connected device.
  4. Click on Search for Lost Data to start scanning.
  5. Filtering and preview files, then select desired files and click Recover to save them in a different place. 

Or you can quickly retrieve deleted files if you use Time Machine to back up the contents on your Mac.

You can try the following methods to fix deleted files don't go to Mac Trash:

  • Disable 'remove items from the Trash after 30 days'. 
  • Restart your Mac.
  • Change files/drives permission. When you can't find the deleted files in Mac Trash, perhaps you fail to delete them due to permission limitations. 
  • Reinstall macOS.

 You can also read: Deleted Files Not In Trash Mac, Why & How to Recover?

Hope you can retrieve your accidentally deleted files.

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