How to Get Back CWK Files on Mac?

The file extension CWK stands for ClarisWorks, these files were initially created by Apple’s ClarisWorks. The name ClarisWorks later changed to AppleWorks after Apple acquired Claris Corporation and then replaced by iWork. CWK file come under the data files category which is a widely used word processing program and productivity suit for Mac and Windows in the mid-1990s. The CWK file may contain word processing documents, spreadsheets, drawings or presentations.

Since Apple no longer supports ClarisWorks or AppleWorks, you may have trouble in opening CWK files on Mac computer even though you have installed the right program. CWK files are similar to database files, so these files may also get deleted or lost as that of other document files. The most common causes for loss of CWK file on Mac are listed below:

  • If any sudden interruption occurs when you are accessing the CWK files on Mac computer, then those files will get lost
  • Accidentally deleting the CWK files from Trash Bin by pressing “Command + Shift + Delete” keys together
  • If CWK files is severely infected with virus infection, then the security program might delete these file while scanning the system
  • Due to CWK file header corruption, the file become inaccessible and leads to deletion of file
  • Formatting the Mac volume by mistake will make you to lose your CWK files stored on it

If CWK files are lost due to any of the above mentioned scenarios, then don’t be upset!!!, You can choose any efficient Mac file recovery tool like Yodot Mac File Recovery to restore CWK files. Many people imagine that lost data from the computer will not be recoverable, but it’s absolutely wrong. When you deleted any file, only its header information is erased from the file system table and file content will remain on Mac hard disk; the data only gets removed from hard drive when it’s space is overwritten with new file content. If you want to retrieve lost data from the hard drive, then immediately stop adding new files and use professional Mac data recovery program for recovering those lost CWK files.

CWK file recovery software:

You can easily retrieve deleted or lost CWK files from Mac system using proficient apple file recovery software. Yodot Mac File Recovery is an excellent file recovery tool to restore lost CWK files from Mac OS X systems. Apart from CWK files, it also supports recovery of database files, documents, PPT files, Spreadsheet files etc. on Mac machine. This software has the ability to retrieve all files lost or deleted from Apple products like Mac system hard drive, iPods and MacBook. In addition to this, you can also restore files from Mac external hard drives, USB drives, memory cards and other storage media on Macintosh OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion operating systems.

Steps for using CWK file recovery utility on Mac:

  • First download and install Yodot Mac File Recovery software on Mac machine
  • Launch the software and follow the procedure displayed on screen
  • The software displays two options in the main screen. i.e.,”Delete File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”
  • Select ”Delete File Recovery” option to recover deleted CWK files from your Macintosh computer
  • Else, select “Lost File Recovery” option to recover missing CWK files from your Apple system
  • The application scans the entire system and displays all volumes present in Mac machine
  • Select the logical volume from which you need to recover your CWK files on Mac
  • The recovery tool will scan the selected volume from Mac computer and shows all recovered files in different type of views i.e., “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Select the desired destination location to save the recovered CWK files on Mac machine (don’t save the recovered CWK files to the same volume from which you are trying to retrieve)

Things to Remember:

  • Try to open CWK files using iWork application on Mac computer
  • Regularly update security program in order to protect your system from virus infection
  • Don’t interrupt while copying the CWK files from one computer device to another