How to Undelete Data on Mac OS X

Do you want to undelete data on Mac OS X? EaseUS Mac undelete data software would enable you to get back your lost & deleted data such as pictures, videos, documents with a few mouse clicks.

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How to Undelete Data on Mac OS X

To learn how to undelete data on Mac OS X, you'd better know what deleting a file means first. When you remove a file, the OS just erases the entry instead of the content of this file. It means space now is free and available for new data. That's why usually you can not find your file after deletion.

In this case, if you find you deleted some important files you want by mistake, you can take measures to get them back.

First, don't write any new data to the hard drive or device where the lost item exists. Ideally, don't use the disk or device at all. Next, you can consider using professional Mac data recovery software, which is available for Mac OS X, to retrieve the deleted data.

Undelete File Recovery Software for Mac Free Download

Here, the appearance of the powerful Mac data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is a piece of good news. It can not only help you undelete data on Mac OS X easily. Usually, it works in two stages: scanning the disk/device to find lost files and then recovering deleted files on a Mac.

Guide to Undelete Data on Mac OS X 

Next, let's learn the detailed guide.

Note: You can create a backup by clicking the "Disk Backup" on the left first. The software will recover the deleted files from the backup image. It can prevent further damage to your disk and data, making it safer and more reliable.

Step 1. Scan for deleted files

Select the hard drive, external drive, or SSD where your important data & files were deleted and click "Search for lost files".

select a location and scan for deleted files on Mac

Step 2. Filter the lost files

The software will run quick and deep scans and work hard to find as many deleted files as possible on the selected volume. Filter wanted files through the "Type" and "Path" options.

Filter and select the lost files

Step 3. Recover deleted files

Double-click the deleted files to preview. Then, click the "Recover" button to get them back.

recover deleted files from Mac

Except for undeleting data on Mac OS X, EaseUS Apple Mac OS X data recovery software can also retrieve multiple types of files, including pictures, music, videos, emails, and documents lost due to other reasons, for example, virus attacks, hard drive formatting, etc. You can try it!

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Cedric Grantham is a senior editor and data recovery specialist of EaseUS. He mainly writes articles and how-to tips about data recovery on PC and Mac. He has handled 10,000+ data recovery cases and is good at data recovery of NTFS, FAT (FAT32 and ExFAT) file systems, and RAID structure reorganization.

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