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Recover Deleted, Unsaved GarageBand Files on Mac

Updated on Jan 10, 2018 by Abby Haines to Mac File Recovery


This article provides two methods to help you effectively recover deleted, lost or unsaved GarageBand music files on Mac with Mac hard drive recovery software or GarageBand autosave.

"I recently deleted all my Garageband files and emptied the trash by mistake. I need these files more than anything! Does anybody know how to recover deleted Garageband files??"

"Last night, Garageband crashed all of sudden when I was recording a podcast on my Macbook. Is there any way to recover GarageBand unsaved file?"

GarageBand file recovery overview

Have you ever encountered a similar GarageBand data loss disaster mentioned above? GarageBand is a music creation application for Mac users to play, mix and record your own songs. But sometimes, accidental deletion, GarageBand crash or some other unexpected disaster might happen and delete all your songs, recordings, and tracks. When it happens, can you find a way to retrieve the deleted or unsaved GarageBand files? Here we will offer you two GarageBand file recovery solution. Just choose the one work best for your case to retrieve your data.

Method 1. Recover unsaved GarageBand files on Mac from GarageBand AutoSave

  1. 1. Command-click the problem Garageband Project and select "Show Package Contents".
  2. 2. In the window showing the package contents, open the Media folder.
  3. 3. Copy any .aif files out of the package and put them somewhere safe.
  4. 4. Import the .aif files into a new Garageband Project.

Method 2. Recover deleted/unsaved GarageBand files with EaseUS Mac data recovery software

If your GarageBand audio files get deleted due to misoperation or some other reasons, you can try to retrieve them back with third-party GarageBand file recovery software. EaseUS Mac data recovery software is recommended for its powerful data recovery capacity and easy-to-use feature.

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