How to Get Back Deleted Files from MacBook?

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“I use MacBook on which I have stored many files, documents, picture files, videos, huge collection of songs, etc. But recently in the process of removing unwanted files, without noticing I erased few required files. And without going through erased files, I emptied Trash folder using keyboard shortcut “Command-Shift-Delete” key combination without checking its contents. This caused permanent deletion of files from MacBook hard drive. Now, can anyone please suggest me on how to retrieve deleted files from my MacBook?”

MacBook are widely Mac laptops or notebooks by number of users because of its wonderful features. But most of the times regardless of which system you are using, data loss can happen due to human mistakes and unknown uncertainties. As mentioned in the above scenario, files on MacBook can get lost due to accidental deletion. And if Trash folder is not emptied after file deletion then you can manually restore back the erased files. But, if Trash is emptied after deleting any files, then restoring those erased files becomes highly possible.

Now, let us see few more scenarios in which files are lost from MacBook:

  • Deleting wrong file instead of intended file or folder
  • Interruptions while moving files using CUT and PASTE options
  • File deletion due to the use of third party applications like antivirus program, viruses and so on
  • Formatting a wrong volume containing essential files instead of some other volume
  • Emptying Trash folder without going through the files present in it

You might be worried about recovering deleted files on MacBook. Relax, it is very simple. When you delete any files from MacBook and lose data, try using third party Mac file recovery software to regain erased files. One such utility that can recover deleted files from MacBook is Yodot Mac File Recovery software.

MacBook file recovery software:

Yodot Mac File Recovery tool is the best option to effectively restore deleted files from MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebooks. This tool follows read-only recovery process to rescue erased files from hard drives of various Mac notebooks, desktop systems along with iPods, memory cards, external hard drives, USB flash drives, etc. on Mac OS system without altering the file contents. This software can be utilized on various Mac OS versions such as Mac Leopard, Snow Leopard and Mac OS X Lion.

Steps to follow to retrieve deleted files on Mac Book:

  • Download and install Yodot Mac File Recovery software onto your MacBook
  • Install and launch the utility by following instructions
  • In the main screen you will see, “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery” options
  • Go for “Deleted File Recovery” option
  • In next window, from the given list of volumes select the volume from which files are erased
  • By clicking next the recovery process will start and progress bar shows recovery status
  • After completion of recovery process, view the recovered files in Data View and File Type
  • Specify desired location to save the restored files and click on save

Things to Remember:

  • Maintain multiple copies of crucial files so that you won’t lose them even after accidental deletion
  • Before emptying Trash on MacBook make sure that there are no important files in it

Other Popular Software

Yodot Mac Data Recovery

Recover files, folders from lost partitions, formatted partitions or from the Mac drives that do not mount. The application uses minimal system resources to recover data from such Apple Mac volumes.

 

Yodot File Recovery (Windows)

Unleash the power of the fastest file recovery software to undelete your most important deleted file or the files deleted after emptying Recycle Bin. This easy to use application for Windows can recover all type of files.