How to Restore Saved Files on Mac OS X?

“My MacBook holds all crucial files related to business and these files are all locked. But today I missed some of my files saved on Mac after installing few applications. I didn’t find those files either in Finder or in Trash. I am very much troubled because the lost files carry important stuff. Can anyone suggest me how to recover files from Mac OS X? Kindly suggest me proper solutions, thank you all in advance.”

Macintosh computer users may come across situations like these and suffer file loss due to various reasons. Files saved on Mac OS X computers can be viewed / accessed from Finder with much ease. Finder app shows all the user files, applications, folders, drives, etc. on the Mac, to which user will have access. These saved files on Mac can become futile when the files are either erased or lost in any unexpected situations like:

  • Trashing files when Auto-empty Trash option is enabled on Mac will removed erased files completely
  • Installing any applications on Mac can sometimes cause loss or missing of files saved on hard drive
  • Accidentally erasing any volume / drive on Mac while navigating through Disk Utility
  • Unintentionally pressing command-shift-option-delete keys on Mac will empty Trash without giving any notice
  • Files saved on Mac may disappear suddenly due to any logical error, malware attack or frequent improper Mac shutdown
  • Interrupted transfer of files saved on Mac to other storage media due to power surge or abrupt removal of storage drive will cause missing of those files

Situations like these will lead to loss or deletion of files saved on Mac computer if user lacks proper backup. Fortunately, one need not worry about missing, lost or deleted files from Mac because there vivid online applications to recover such files on Mac.

Mac file recovery software:

As suggested by many data recovery professionals, Yodot Mac File Recovery is the safest and trustworthy tool to recover files on Mac. This program is built with many ingenious algorithms to restore documents, text, generic media files, compressed files, iWork files, Notes and many other file types from Mac. This software can even retrieve deleted folders from Mac trash on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro machines without any trouble. Additionally, one can bring back deleted as well as lost files from pen drive, removable hard disk, SSD, FireWire drive, memory cards and so on that have FAT32, FAT16, ExFAT, HTFS and HFS+ file systems. This program can be utilized on Mac computers running with OS X Snow Leopard, Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks operating systems.

Go through these steps to know how to recover files saved on Mac OS X:

  • Download the program on your Mac OS X computer and install it
  • In main screen, click on ‘Deleted File Recovery’ option if files were erased from Mac
  • Else, click on ‘Lost File Recovery’ option to get back disappeared, lost or hidden files
  • Next, choose the volume / drive on which files were saved on Mac
  • Proceed with scanning process and you can view the progress of scanning process through ‘Status Bar’
  • Later, view the recovered files through ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type view’
  • Finally, save all necessary files to new target location on Mac hard drive

Important Note!!

  • Do not erase saved files on Mac when Auto empty Trash option is enabled
  • Always hold multiple backup of critical files from Mac on other storage devices