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How to recover emptied Mac Trash Bin data?
It is quite easy for users to delete files into the trash on Mac and most Mac users would clean up their trash bin regularly. However, sometimes this can cause serious data loss issues when users realize that they deleted some important files and emptied Mac trash without awareness.
Clicking "Empty Trash", in fact, does not mean to erase the files in the trash bin but instead the hard drive's directory entries for those files. This means those deleted files are still at somewhere on the hard disk and you can't see them with your naked-eyes. You can recover them as long as OS X has not re-used the directory and cataloged the information.
1. Stop Using Mac and Mac Trash NOW!
You are highly recommended to stop using the Mac computer right away when you realize that you lost important data by emptying trash.
If you continue using your Mac computer, as time goes by, the deleted files will be eventually by new data. It can significantly decrease the chances of getting them back, no matter if the lost data is an email, a Word or Excel spreadsheet - the same principle applies. And of course, no further operations shall be done to the Mac trash.
Everything shall be protected properly before finding reliable Mac Trash recovery method to restore or undelete Mac Trash bin data.
2. Restore or Undelete Mac Trash Data with Mac Data Recovery Software
Normally, it's not possible to undelete emptied trash bin on Mac. Under this situation, you'll need to turn to professional Mac data recovery software which supports all Mac OS X, including macOS Sierra.
Professional Mac data recovery software will help you restore Mac trash bin and get back your lost files as soon as possible. Here we recommend you to try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac and you can follow the detailed guide steps to perform Mac trash recovery now.
Step by step guide for Mac trash recovery and recover Trash data on Mac:
Step 1. Search for lost files
Select the disk location to search for lost files (it can be an internal HDD/SSD or a removable storage device) on macOS Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey and the latest Ventura. Click the "Search for lost files" button.
Step 2. Go through the scanning results
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will immediately scan your selected disk volume and display the scanning results.
Step 3. Select the file(s) and recover
In the scan results, select the file(s) to preview and click the "Recover" button to have them back.
Except for restore Mac trash data, EaseUS Mac data recovery software is also qualified to recover Mac data lost due to multiple reasons, like accidental deletion, virus attack, software conflict, system crash, etc. Before purchasing the software for data recovery, you are allowed to preview all the recoverable files for free.
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Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and loves various electronic products.
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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