How to Recover Deleted Pages Document on Mac [with 5 Proven Ways]

This post will introduce how to recover deleted Pages documents on a Mac. Download and install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac to recover deleted Pages documents on your Mac without advanced backups!

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This article will guide you on how to recover deleted Pages documents on a Mac in 5 tested ways.

I accidentally deleted a Pages File from my Mac and I'm struggling to recover it...when I hover over the Pages app and go to "Open Recent", I see the title of the document name and if I click it, I can't open it because a pop-up window would say "The file cannot be opened because it doesn't exist. From Apple Community

If your Page files were deleted by mistake, don't worry! Read on to learn how to recover deleted Pages documents!

Method 1. Recover Deleted Pages Document Using Software💎

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is a powerful document recovery tool that can help users recover deleted Pages, Word, Excel, etc., files with clicks.

The EaseUS data recovery software can recover lost Pages documents on a Mac quickly and safely. It can recover deleted Pages documents even after you emptied the Mac Trash Bin.

Check out the following steps:

Note: You can create a backup by clicking the "Disk Backup" on the left first. The software will recover the document from the backup image. It can prevent further damage to your disk and data, making it safer and more reliable.

Step 1. Scan for lost documents

Select the location where your important Word/Excel/PPT/Numbers/Pages documents were lost and click "Search for lost files".

select a location and scan for lost documents on Mac

Step 2. Find lost documents on Mac

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will immediately start a scan on your selected disk volume. Meanwhile, the scanning results will be presented in the left pane. Select "Documents" and you can quickly filter the DOC/PDF/PPT/XLS files you've lost earlier.

choose the lost documents

Step 3. Recover lost/deleted documents

Select the target files and preview them by double-clicking them. Then, click "Recover" to get lost documents back at once.

recover lost documents from Mac

Method 2. Recover Deleted Pages Document from Mac Trash

The deleted Pages documents will move to the Mac Trash Bin folder, and here are steps to recover deleted files on a Mac from the Bin folder:

Step 1. Click the trash bin icon on Mac Dock to open the Bin folder.

open Trash Bin

Step 2. Choose the deleted Pages documents in the Bin folder, control-click, and select the "Put Back" option.

put back

If the Put Back option is missing, drag the deleted files you want into a safe storage location or download the EaseUS document recovery tool to recover the deleted Pages documents.

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Method 3. Recover Deleted Pages Document via iCloud

If you turn on the Pgaes' iCloud option, your deleted Pages documents will be stored in iCloud for 30 days. Instead of logging into iCloud web and searching for the deleted Pages documents, you can install EaseUS software to recover deleted Pages files from iCloud.

Check out the following steps:

Step 1. Select the iCloud tab from the left list, choose the "Recover data from iCloud account" option to recover your videos, and click "Next" to log in to your iCloud account.

Choose iCloud Recovery

Step 2. EaseUS software will quickly scan all the recoverable data from your iCloud account. Check the "Pages" category, and click the "Next" button.

Step 3. Select the deleted Pages documents you want to restore, click the eye icon to preview the details, and then click the "Recover" button to get them back.

Step 4. Choose a safe storage location on your Mac hard drive to save the recovered Pages documents.

You can also save the recovered data to your cloud drives, such as DropBox, OneDrive, GoogleDrive, etc.

Or you can go to the iCloud web, log into your Apple ID, and search for the deleted Pages documents.

iCloud web

Once you find them, click the "Restore" option to get them back. This method can help you recover permanently deleted files from iCloud.

Method 4. Recover Deleted Pages Document with Time Machine

Time Machine is a handy backup tool on macOS; once you use Time Machine to back up your Mac, you can restore deleted files from Time Machine backups, including deleted Pages documents. Follow the steps:

Step 1. Click the Time Machine icon at the top menu, and choose "Browse Time Machine Backups".

Browse Time Machine Backups

Step 2. Choose a Time Machine backup that covers the deleted Pages documents, and click "Restore" to return the deleted Pages documents.

Method 5. Recover Deleted Pages Document with Data Recovery Services

If you don't have iCloud or Time Machine backups, don't worry! You can contact EaseUS Data Recovery Services and ask data recovery specialists for help! EaseUS provides one-to-one data recovery services to solve complex data loss scenarios.

With EaseUS specialists, who have over 19 years of experience in data recovery, you can recover deleted, lost, and unsaved Pages documents on your Mac.


In this post, we introduce 5 effective ways to recover your deleted Pages documents on a Mac, including using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, restoring from the Bin folder, recovering from iCloud or Time Machine backups, and asking EaseUS Data Recovery services for help.

How to Recover Deleted Pages Document FAQs

Here are questions people also ask when they search for how to recover deleted Pages documents on a Mac:

1. Is there a way to retrieve deleted documents on Mac?

You can recover deleted documents on a Mac from the Trash Bin folder using its "Put Back" feature. You can install the professional document recovery software EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac to retrieve your deleted documents.

2. Can Apple recover deleted documents?

Yes, Apple provides a "Put Back" feature in its Bin folder where you can recover deleted documents. You have 30 days to get them back from the "Recently Deleted" folder. Documents recovered from the "Recently Deleted" folder will return to their original location.

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