Recover Deleted GarageBand Files/Tracks on Mac

Abby Haines updated on Aug 30, 2019 to Mac File Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

You can use GarageBand to create multiple tracks with pre-made MIDI keyboards, pre-made loops, an array of various instrumental effects, and voice recordings. If you happen to lose GarageBand files due to accidental deletion, app crash, hard drive corrupted, or other possible reasons, you can use the AutoSave feature and EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac to recover deleted or lost GarageBand files effectively.

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GarageBand File Recovery Overview

GarageBand is a music creation application for macOS and iOS that allows users to create music, podcasts and mix their own songs. The standard format of the GarageBand file is AIFF. This file size is huge because it's uncompressed. Therefore, many users would like to transfer the GarageBand files from Mac to another storage device or delete some unwanted ones to free up Mac space, which has become a cause of data loss inadvertently.

Except for the accidental deletion during clearing up memory, other reasons, like GarageBand crash or upgrade, hard drive formatting or virus attack will also lead to GarageBand file missing. At this time, you can refer to the following two available ways to recover the deleted GarageBand files and tracks.

Method 1. Recover Unsaved GarageBand Files on Mac from GarageBand AutoSave

1. Command-click the problem GarageBand Project and select "Show Package Contents".

2. In the window showing the package contents, open the "Media folder".

3. Copy any .aif files out of the package and put them somewhere safe.

4. Finally, import the .aif files into a new GarageBand Project.

recover deleted GarageBand files

If you have lost the GarageBand files unsaved for program crash or Mac shutting down unexpectedly, you can try this way to recover the lost data. For other reasons result in removing GarageBand files permanently, move to the next solution. 

Method 2. Recover Deleted GarageBand Files/Tracks with Mac Data Recovery Software

If your GarageBand files get lost due to accidental deletion or some other reasons, and the AutoSave doesn't work, you can to ask EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac for help. With this powerful tool, you can recover the deleted GarageBand audio files and tracks without effort.

EaseUS Mac data recovery program is capable of recovering deleted files from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, SD card, flash drive, digital camera, and camcorders.

Step 1. Select the disk location (it can be an internal HDD/SSD or a removable storage device) where you lost data and files. Click the Scan button.

select the location where data lost and click scan

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will immediately scan your selected disk volume and display the scanning results on the left pane.

scan the selected disk to find lost data on your Mac

Step 3. In the scan results, select the file(s) and click Recover Now button to have them back.

click recover now button to recover lost data on your Mac

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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