Recovering Notes from iMac

“I decided to erase all junk files from my iMac due to some storage issue. While deleting scrap files, I unintentionally removed few Notes and emptied Trash Bin too. Some of the erased Notes contains banking details of clients. I am badly in need of those Notes. Is there any solution to retrieve Notes from iMac? Thanks in advance!!!”

Notes application has amazing text formatting utility where user can change font, text style, indentation, numbering, bullets, etc. Using this tool, user can create Notes, attachments, images, add links and also it is facilitated with text marking to keep reminder of something which user wants to remember. However, user may accidentally delete or lose required Notes on iMac at some situation. At that instant using proficient Notes recovery software can help to retrieve it easily. Possible reasons that tend to loss or deletion of Notes on iMac are given below:

  • Pressing ‘Command + Shift + Option + Delete’ keys together will clear Trash without any notification, where deleted Notes, if any, get permanently removed from iMac
  • Occurrence of interruption while synchronizing iMac Notes with iCloud service chances of losing note files are more
  • Incorrect upgrade of OS X might result in missing of certain files like Notes on iMac hard drive
  • Unknown logical errors on iMac computer will disappear Notes from it

Application to retrieve Notes from iMac:

Yodot Mac File Recovery application can restore missed or lost Notes from iMac hard drive. By performing necessary file signature scan, you can retrieve Notes successfully. Apart from Notes, you can get back Pages documents, Number files, archives, KeyNote files, basic media files, compressed files and other file types from various storage drives. This utility can recover Notes from memory card, pen drive, portable hard drive, FireWire drives, SSD drives and so on. It can also recover files from Mac volumes / drives with HFS+, HFSX and FAT file systems. This application can recover most of the file types on Mac Leopard OS X 10.5, Snow Leopard OS X 10.6, Lion OS X 10.7, Mountain Lion OS X 10.8, Mavericks OS X 10.9 and Yosemite OS X 10.10 based computers. In addition to lost Notes, it can also recover deleted Notes on MacBook Pro, MacBook, Mac Mini, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, iMac computer.

Procedural steps to get back Notes from iMac:

  • Download and install Yodot Mac File Recovery program on your iMac hard drive
  • Launch the software and wait till the main screen pops up
  • On main screen you will get two options like 'Deleted File Recovery' and 'Lost File Recovery'
  • Now click on required option to rescue Notes from iMac
  • In next window, select the drive from which Notes are lost from iMac computer
  • After completion of scanning process, recovered files will be displayed in two distinct view types such as 'Data View' and 'File Type View'
  • Toggle between those view modes and have a look at retrieved Notes
  • Then Save them on desired destination location using Save option on reliable storage device

Keep note of these:

  • Avoid adding new files to your iMac computer after file deletion
  • Do not empty Trash Bin without confirmation
  • Be sure that content in Notes is backed up somewhere to avoid unexpected information loss