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How to Recover Deleted/Lost PDF Files on macOS/Mac OS X

Updated on Feb 21, 2019 by Daisy to Mac File Recovery


When you lost PDF files on Mac due to accidental deletion, hard drive/USB drive formatting, system crash, or other reasons, don't worry, you can use the reliable and professional PDF recovery tool - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac to help you recover deleted PDF files without effort.

PDF (Portable Document Format) has now become a popular file format among worldwide users who might use files or documents every day. The reason why PDF file gets warm popularity is that PDF files take small space for storing as it can encapsulate font, color, graphics, etc. in a single file. Besides, it's easy-to-use with high stability. However, high-usage rates are accompanied by high loss rate. PDF files loss has become a big issue.

Possible Causes for Loss of PDF Files 

PDF files can be lost or deleted due to various reasons as listed below.

  • Delete PDF files on Mac and empty the trash without backup. 
  • Hard disk, volume, SD card, USB drive formatting
  • Other cases, like reinstallation or system upgrade, virus attack, partition loss, system crash, etc.

When you lost PDF files on Mac resulted from above problems, how could this trouble be settled then? You can find a feasible solution by using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, which has a good reputation in Mac data recovery, including PDF files restoring.

Tip: For free PDF files recovery on Windows, here is the access.

3 Steps to Recover Deleted/Lost PDF Files on Mac

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac provides you with easy and quick PDF file recovery solutions to recover deleted or lost PDF files from Mac internal/external hard drive and other storage devices. Apart from PDF, with advanced scanning and recovering algorithms, this tool can easily and securely help you get back all the common deleted files on Mac. For examples, recover lost Word/Excel/PPT document, photos, music, video, emails, and so on.

Now, follow steps to below to start the PDF files recovery on Mac with a few clicks.

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

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac can only recover the lost or deleted PDF files on your Mac. If the PDF files have corrupted, you can follow this link and check how to repair and restore corrupted PDF files. If you want to retrieve the unsaved PDF files, try to use the autosave feature in PDF or apply other potential solutions to make it done.