How to Recover Unsaved/Deleted Sketch Files on Mac [4 Tips for Sketch Users]

How to recover deleted/unsaved Sketch files on Mac? We get four solutions to fix the problem: recovery with software, Time Machine backup, iCloud, and Sketch autosave on Mac. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac can help you recover deleted files quickly.

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Why Your Sketch Files Get Deleted or Lost on Mac

Sketch is a graphic editor tool on Mac, and it has both web and desktop versions. It is a popular Mac application that supports real-time collaboration and won Apple Design Award in 2012. It will bother you a lot when you lose essential Sketch files and your boss needs you to submit your design work. Users quickly lose Sketch files in daily life:

  • Files can be moved or deleted after Sketch updates.
  • Sketch crashed suddenly, and files are not ready to save.
  • Accidentally deleted Sketch files on Mac.
  • Mac Trash Bin automatically deletes files on Mac.
  • Clicking the Empty Trash option on Mac.
  • Mac powered off and Sketch files are unsaved.
  • Use Command + Option + Delete to delete files permanently on Mac.

Don't worry too much! Your unsaved or deleted Sketch files can still be recovered before being overwritten on Mac, and we will introduce four proven ways to help you recover deleted files on Mac.

How to Recover Unsaved Sketch Files on Mac [3 Ways]

Your Sketch files will be lost when the Sketch software crashes suddenly or because of the power off of your Mac. Then how to recover these unsaved Sketch files on Mac? You can try iCloud recovery, Time Machine recovery, and recover unsaved Sketch files from autosave.

Sketch Files Recovery with Apple iCloud on Mac

iCloud is a cloud backup platform and will back up automatically. You can read files on different Apple devices with an iCloud account. 

Step 1. First, you should make sure iCloud Sync is enabled on Mac, and you can check it in the Apple ID menu.

Step 2. Click the iCloud option and make sure you can see Sketch on the list.

check Sketch is on the iCloud backup list

Step 3. Then you can go to the iCloud website and log in to your account. Click "Account Settings".

log in iCloud and click account settings

Step 4. Scroll down and click "Restore files". Then you can choose Sketch files to recover.

click to restore Sketch files from iCloud

Restore Unsaved Sketch Files with Time Machine on Mac

Time Machine is a built-in Mac backup utility. Users can recover unsaved Sketch files with Mac Time Machine backup.

Step 1. Use the Spotlight to search Time Machine on Mac.

use time machine on Mac to back up

Step 2. Launch Time Machine on Mac and find your latest Mac backup.

Step 3. Then you can find the lost Sketch files in your backup folder.

retrieve deleted files via time machine from mac

Retrieve Unsaved Sketch Files from Sketch Autosave

Sketch does have an autosave option, and the Sketch files are usually saved in ~/Library/Mobile Documents/Sketch on Mac.

Step 1. You should check the Sketch settings and make sure to use macOS autosave.

check Sketch autosave settings on Mac

Step 2. Get back your unsaved Sketch files by going to ~/Library/Mobile Documents/Sketch.

Retrieve Deleted Sketch Files on Mac with Software

Firstly, we have a video about recovering deleted files on Mac to share, and you can check the critical timing below:

  • 00:23 Introduce EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
  • 01:14 Use the put back option on Mac
  • 01:41 Use undo option on Mac
  • 02:12 Use Time Machine on Mac
  • 03:07 Use the Terminal to recover

Retrieving lost or deleted Sketch files with file recovery software on Mac is one of many methods, but it is the most convenient way for Sketch users.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is an ideal tool to recover deleted or lost Sketch files on Mac.

Here is a chart to help you know more about this Mac recovery tool.

Functions Details
Recover different file types Recover deleted photos, videos, audio, documents, emails, etc.
Recover from different storage media Recover deleted files from USB flash drives, external hard drives, SD cards, cameras, and so on.
Preview and repair files on Mac Users can scan lost files for free and preview the lost files. If the files are damaged or corrupted, we support Mac video repair, photo repair, document repair, etc.

Is EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac hard to operate? No, not at all! It is a handy tool, and you can recover lost or deleted Sketch files in three steps:

Step 1. Scan for lost photos

Select the location where your valuable photos were lost and click the "Search for lost files" button.

select a location where you lost photos and click Search for lost files

Step 2. Select wanted photos

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. By Path and Type, you can quickly filter the photos you've lost earlier.

scan for lost photos on Mac

Step 3. Recover lost photos

Select the target photos and click the "Recover" button to get them back at once.

recover photos from Mac

Recover Deleted/Unsaved Sketch Files on Mac FAQs

It is not difficult to recover deleted/unsaved Sketch files, and you can learn five ways in this article. If you want to know more, keep reading the questions and answers about recovering deleted Sketch files on Mac.

How do I recover unsaved Sketch files on Mac?

If your Sketch crashed and your files are missing on Mac. You can go to the Sketch folder to find your lost files, go to ~/Library/Mobile Documents/Sketch to check if your lost Sketch files are in this folder.

How to Recover Photoshop Files on Mac?

It is easy to recover Photoshop files on Mac.

  1. 1. Recover from autosave. Go to ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop.
  2. 2. Recover from temp files with Terminal on Mac
  3. 3. Recover with Time Machine backup on Mac.
  4. 4. Recover with data recovery software.

How can I recover a deleted Sketch file on Mac?

You can recover deleted Sketch files on Mac with five proven solutions.

  1. 1. Recover with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac.
  2. 2. Sketch files recovery with Apple iCloud on Mac
  3. 3. Restore Sketch files with Time Machine on Mac
  4. 4. Recover deleted Sketch files via the Trash folder on Mac
  5. 5. Recover deleted Sketch files from Trash with Terminal on Mac

Can I open Sketch files in Photoshop?

You cannot directly open Sketch files in Photoshop without plugins. You should install the Sketch plugin in Photoshop, allowing Sketch to export files in PSD format, and then the Sketch files can be opened in Photoshop.

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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Dany is an editor of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. She focuses on writing articles about data recovery on Mac devices and PCs. She is devoted to improving her writing skills and enriching her professional knowledge. Dany also enjoys reading detective novels in her spare time.

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