Recovery of Files from Mac Guest Account

“Yesterday one of my coworker worked in my Mac system by creating Guest account. At that time he had created some files and saved his whole day work in Mac Guest account. But today, when he trying to copy those files, he is not finding those files. Please anyone who came across such instant can help him out. I look forward for your valuable reply!! Thanks in advance!!”

When you create Guest account in Mac system, it clearly specifies the instruction stating that “When a guest user logs out, all information and files in the Guest accounts home folder are deleted” in Mac computer. However, most of Mac users may are not aware about this fact or neglect about this message or forget to backup their files and folders after completion of work and become losers of essential files stored or created in Mac Guest account as mentioned in above specified scenario. Apart from this issue, users may face other data loss instants and erase or lose files from their Mac Guest account. Let us discuss some of them:

  • Unintentionally or mistakenly formatting volume on Mac hard drive containing your Guest account is one of the vital reason for loss of files from Mac guest account
  • Interruptions while moving files from Mac Guest account to other storage device may even cause loss of files
  • In some unfortunate situations, unexpected operating system crash or file system corruption due to any logical error may erase files from Mac Guest account

You can overcome these data loss scenario and restore erased or deleted files from Mac Guest account within few easygoing steps using suitable file retrieval software such as Yodot Mac File Recovery software.

Mac Guest account file recovery:

Yodot Mac File Recovery is well suitable software to recover deleted or missing files from Mac Guest account on Macintosh machine. You can rescue various files such as Pages documents, Keynote files, compressed files, program files, media files, etc from Mac Guest accounts. This application can be used to recover files from Trash after emptying that folder or deleting files from Trash on Macintosh system. In addition, one can bring back removed or lost files form external hard dirve, Fire Wire drives, SSD drive, media cards, USB flash drive, iPods and other devices. It also helps retrieval of files from all storage drives formatted with HFS+, HFSX, FAT16 and FAT32 Mac file systems. Also, this software has been specifically designed to recover deleted notes from MacBook running various Mac OS like macOS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Snow Leopard, etc.

Steps to restore files from Mac guest account:

  • Download and install Yodot Mac File Recovery tool to your Mac desktop or laptop
  • Launch the installed software and follow the on screen instructions
  • Later from main screen select “Deleted File Recovery” option to get back your deleted files or “Lost File Recovery” option to recover lost file from Mac Guest account
  • Now, the application scans the Mac system and displays all volumes present in that Mac computer
  • Choose particular volume or drive (C: Drive) from where you have to undelete or unerase files from Mac Guest account
  • Let the software to scan the selected Mac volume completely
  • Now this program displays all missing or deleted files from Mac Guest account, to view restored files you can switch between two options i.e. “Data view” or “File type view”
  • Later mark the files and folders from the list, which you want to recover back and  click on “Next” button
  • Finally, browse for location you prefer on Mac computer to save your rescued files; but not to the same volumes from where you retrieved them

Defensive Measures:

  • Keep eye on settings while creating Guest account in Mac system
  • Confirm twice before deleting files from Mac Guest account
  • Backup essential files created in Mac Guest account on external storage devices