Recovery of Deleted Notes on MacBook Pro

“Someone please help, my sister has accidentally erased important notes from my MacBook Pro without informing me. I had few hundreds of notes in my Mac and everything is gone now. I checked my Time Machine backup and got only few. Is there any possible to restore deleted notes on MacBook Pro? Kindly suggest me one.”

Apple offers outstanding note taking app called Notes to take quick note of things on Macintosh computers. These notes can further be synchronized to any Apple device like iPhone or iPad. Notes on Mac OS X like MacBook Pro can include text, pictures and scribbling from hands. So, it is very obvious that users make note of remainders, important information or other stuff easily with Notes, instead of writing it in dairy or piece of paper.

Notes app on MacBook Pro has excellent text formatting tool with which user can change the font, text style, bullet / numbering, indentation, etc. However, one may delete import notes from MacBook Pro while clearing junk data to free memory space or while trying to perform any other task. Usually, deletion of Mac OS X refers to moving data to Trash folder. There are few instances wherein erased files will not be moved to trash for instance, deleting from Mac Terminal. In such case, checking out the Time Machine backup is the first and foremost option that user prefers to get back erased notes. If Time Machine isn’t enabled, then one can rely on previous disk image backup if any to retrieve deleted notes and other files.

Use of Disk Utility to regain erased notes:

Taking disk image of Mac hard drive is very helpful at times of hard disk failure or other critical data loss situations because one can easily extract all files that were present previously on MacBook Pro using this backup. Same applies in this case, open disk image in Disk utility by targeting Mac hard drive as destination and image file as source, click restore and retrieve all files.

If this doesn’t help, relevant file retrieval software can assist in recovering deleted notes on MacBook Pro. Before using any online program check whether software is safe and free from malware. Also do not write any data on MacBook Pro after encountering deletion of notes in order to achieve complete restoration of erased files.

Tool to recover notes deleted from MacBook Pro:

Yodot Mac File Recovery is an authenticated program to get back deleted notes on MacBook Pro with much ease. This utility is built with advanced read-only modules that assure safe retrieval of files without any damage. Apart from MacBook Pro, this application can regain deleted notes on MacBook Air, Mac Mini, MacBook, iMac and Mac Pro apple computers. Along with notes, it has ability to restore documents, photos, spreadsheets, compressed archives, Outlook PST - OST files, etc. after emptying Trash, incomplete transfer process, power shutdown and other scenarios. This utility can be employed to regain lost, deleted, hidden or disappeared files and folders from USB flash drive, SSD, removable hard disk, flash memory card, FireWire drive and other Mac compatible storage devices. This program can regain files and folders from Macintosh machines running with OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite.

Instructions to use the program for recovery of deleted notes:

  • On your MacBook Pro, download and install Yodot Mac File Recovery software on a new volume (other than the volume that is used to save notes
  • Run the application and in main screen click on ‘Deleted File Recovery’ button
  • Upcoming screen shows all volumes on Mac hard drive, select the one from which notes are deleted
  • Moving further, allow the program to scan selected volume
  • If this option doesn’t get you enough results, go for second option in main screen
  • Restorable files will be listed in ‘Data View or ‘File Type View’ windows
  • After checking out the results, save the recovery session if required and move on to save the files to destination location

Please Note:

  • Enable Time Machine backup and disk image at regular intervals
  • Synchronize the notes from MacBook Pro with any of your Apple devices to avoid data loss

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