Recover Documents on Mac

In our daily business life, we need to create, keep and share important data in the form of documents such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF etc. Managing these documents in our Mac system is also a challenging task; since we don’t know how and when we may lose or delete those crucial documents. Therefore, it’s our responsibility to take care of valuable documents on Mac to keep them protected from accidental deletion or loss.

Usually, you can get your important document lost or deleted on Mac machine due to various different reasons. It might happen when,

  • The application on Mac stops responding unexpectedly
  • Used force quit command to end a running program
  • User deleted important documents permanently (via Terminal or Command + Shift + Delete combination) along with junk to free up Mac hard drive space
  • Emptied Trash Bin which holds important documents
  • Removed user account on your Mac system, without backing up the documents present in it
  • Documents deleted from Mac hard drive due to third-party applications like drive defragmenter, anti-virus program, and others

In all these above or alike situations, you need to find an apt way to recover lost or deleted documents on Mac, if you don’t want to recreate your documents.

And, here we will show you how to recover document on Mac using ideal Mac File Recovery software in an easy way.

Perfect Way to Recover Documents from Mac:

If your documents are not hard deleted, you can restore them from Trash on Mac.

To restore deleted documents on Mac,


  • Click the Trash icon in the Dock
  • Drag the deleted documents out to desktop
  • Else, select required documents and click on Put Back

But, How to find permanently deleted files on your computer? Well, to recover lost or permanently deleted documents from Mac, Yodot Mac File Recovery software is a trusted application to try.

The tool performs sharp scanning of Mac hard disk and retrieves deleted or lost documents in very less time. You can restore any document like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Pages etc. using this powerful software. Along with DOCX file recovery on Mac, PPT file Recovery etc., the software recovers deleted ZIP, RAR archives, PDF, PSD files, basic media files such as images, videos, music, audio files and other files from Mac OS X systems.

With this tool, you have the power to restore documents from any removable storage drives like external HDD, pen drive, memory card, iPod, SSD, FireWire drive etc. This Mac file retrieval software supports documents recovery from all sorts of storage drives formatted with HFSX, HFS+, FAT, and exFAT file systems.

Also, free trial version of this tool is available online with preview option (with which you can open and verify recovered documents) that demonstrates simple file recovery process with guaranteed results.


How to Recover Documents on Mac?

Step 1: Launch Yodot Mac File Recovery software on your Mac machine. Click on Deleted File Recovery option to recover deleted documents form Mac or on Lost File Recovery to restore lost documents on Mac.

Select Deleted File Recovery or Lost File Recovery Option

Step 2: Choose the Volume from where documents are to be recovered and click on Next button.

Select Volume

Step 3: The tool scans the selected volume and shows all documents present in it.

Recovered Files

Step 4: Mark your required documents, specify a location to save recovered documents and click on Save button.

Save Files

You can preview the recovered documents before saving if you wish. And, ensure to save your recovered documents on another volume.

Helpful Suggestions!

  • Make sure you have a backup of important documents before you delete them
  • Stop adding new data to your Macintosh computer when you learn that you have deleted or lost important documents

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