How to Get Back Lost Cut and Paste Files on Mac OS X?

Earlier Mac OS X users had a complaint that there is no ‘Cut and Paste’ option alike in Windows OS that ease the work of moving files from one location to another. Since, there was no default Cut-paste option in Mac, users employed third-party solutions for cutting and pasting the files such as ‘TotalFinder’. But, this would mess-up things among most of the users.

Fortunately, after a very long period Apple developed a solution in OS X Lion i.e. a keyboard shortcut where users can Cut and Paste a single file. Here goes the option, press Command-c that copies the file (it doesn’t cut yet), go to the destination location and press Option-Command-v. This will remove the file from old location and places it in destination location. Since, the file remains in old location until you press option-command-v keys, losing files is rarely seen. However, there are certain situations wherein users lose a file while cutting and pasting it on Mac OS.

Few possible scenarios for cut-paste file loss on Mac are:

  • Since, cut-paste option is recently introduced, there are certain issues that still trouble the users while using cut and paste options and hence may end up in loss of files on Mac
  • When third party solutions are used on Mac to perform cut paste operation, any irregularities during the process may result in loss / deletion of files
  • Sometimes it may happen that after cutting the file, the system suddenly stops responding or goes down due to power surge. This puts you into trouble by making you think on how to recover cut files from computer.

When files get lost from Mac system during Cut and Paste process, most of the users think that there are no possibilities of getting back those lost files. But, with the help of good reliable file recovery tool one can easily restore lost data within few seconds. One such proficient file retrieval software is Yodot Mac File Recovery.

Brief about magnificent file recovery tool:

Yodot Mac File Recovery utility can successfully rescue lost cut and paste files on various Mac OS machines without any difficulty. One can bring back all types of files from system drive, portable hard drive, USB drive, etc. that are either deleted / lost due to numerous reasons. It is designed with read-only restoration algorithms to safely extract files and folders from storage devices without causing any damage to the files during the recovery process.

The software has advanced powerful scanning strategy that can retrieve data from storage media having HFS and HFS+ file system. It can recover data from hard drive and external hard drives that have SATA, IDE, ATA, SCSI, SAS and other interfaces on Mac OS X. You can employ this application on 32 bit and 64 bit Mac OS versions like Mac Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6) and OS X Lion (10.7).

Procedural steps for lost file recovery:

  • Download Yodot Mac File Recovery tool on your Mac system from which files are lost
  • Then, install the software and launch it using ongoing instructions
  • After running the software, you can see two options on the screen
  • Select, ‘Lost File Recovery’ option and continue further by clicking next
  • Next, you will see all the drives/volumes present on the Mac machine
  • Choose appropriate drive from which files are lost and proceed
  • The tool will rigorously scan selected volume and retrieves all available files
  • Next, rescued files will be presented in two types of views namely, Data View and File Type view
  • Now, opt required files from the list of recovered files and save them by clicking on Save option

Necessary Precautions to take:

  • While moving files on Mac system it is preferable to use copy-paste rather than cut-paste
  • Do not use unauthenticated third party tools on Mac system which may result in loss of crucial files
  • Never save recovered files to the same volume from where they were restored