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macOS High Sierra Trash Recovery: Undo Empty Mac Trash and Restore Files

Updated on Dec 13, 2017 by Tracy King to Mac File Recovery


Are you looking for a simple way to undo Mac Trash bin on macOS High Sierra? If you accidentally deleted or removed important files on Mac computer and even emptied the Trash bin, don’t worry. This tutorial article will show you how to effectively undo emptied Mac Trash and restore all lost files with 2 simple methods. Follow to perform macOS High Sierra Trash recovery and get all lost files back now.

How to recover emptied Trash bin files on macOS High Sierra?

Removing files to Mac Trash bin and emptying the Trash has become an ordinary way for Mac users to remove and delete useless files or data on Mac computer.
However, losing files by emptying Mac Trash is also a top problem for most Mac users under all macOS including macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, and former versions. 

If you are trying to find a simple way to recover deleted files by emptying macOS High Sierra trash bin, command + delete, or lost files on storage devices like USB, SD card or hard drive, just relax and follow offered methods below to see how to undo empty Mac trash bin and restore all lost file on macOS High Sierra now.

Method 1. Undo empty Trash to recover deleted/lost files on Mac (under macOS High Sierra)

Usually, once you've emptied the Trash bin, there's no chance to recover emptied files on Mac computer.

But if you haven't emptied the Trash, you can follow below tips to get Trash files back on macOS High Sierra:

Click on Trash icon on the right side of the Dock > Drag deleted files to a different location.

If you've emptied the trash, powerful Mac file recovery software will help you get all macOS High Sierra files emptied in Trash bin back. Detail steps are available for you to follow in Method 2 now.

The other way that you can try is to undo empty Mac trash bin on macOS High Sierra by restoring from Time Machine backup:

1. Open the window that contains the files that you want to retrieve;
2. Connect Time Machine drive and click Time Machine menu;
3. Select Enter Time Machine > Find your backup and preview the file that you've removed by emptying the Trash bin;
4. Restore the file.

Method 2. Restore emptied Trash bin files on Mac with Mac file recovery software

If you don't have backups and have already cleared the Trash bin under macOS High Sierra, relax! Powerful Mac file recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will do all the job for you and get all removed Mac Trash bin files within 3 simple steps:

Step 1. Select the location where your important Word documents were lost and click Scan button.

select the location where your documents lost and click scan

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will start immediately a quick scan as well as a deep scan on your selected disk volume. Meanwhile, the scanning results will be presented in the left pane.

scan the selected drive to find lost documents

Step 3. By Path and Type, you can quickly filter the Word files you've lost earlier. Select the target files and click Recover Now button to get them back at once.

click the recover now button to recover lost documents on your Mac