Recover Mac Deleted Files from the Emptied Trash Bin

Daisy updated on Jan 25, 2019 to Mac File Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

Losing important data is devastating. Fortunately, Mac data recovery software can hopefully recover deleted files from an emptied trash bin, a formatted hard disk, a crashed operating system and even a virus-infected Apple computer.

The below lists showcase the most typical ways of deleting files/folders on a Mac computer. In fact, these deleted items (even not in the Trash anymore) are recoverable.

  • Directly drag files to the Trash and restart the computer.
  • Regularly empty the Trash to remove deleted files for good.
  • Permanently deleted files by using "Option + Command + Delete" hotkeys.
  • Deleted files by clicking on the Finder menu and selecting "Empty Trash...".
  • Bypass Trash to delete files by clicking "Delete Immediately" from the File menu. (On new macOS)

Why is it possible to recover deleted files on Mac

Whenever you deleted a file, you just remove the entry instead of the file itself. First, the space of this deleted file will be marked as "available" for writing new data. That's the key point why you can apply Mac data recovery software to trace the deep entry and eventually find the raw files!

Accordingly, once new data occupies the marked area for "available", it's getting hard for any piece of software on the market to retrieve replaced and overwritten files. That's it. The sooner you find data recovery solutions, the more deleted files you can get back.

How to recover deleted files on Mac

Losing important data is devastating. Fortunately, EaseUS Mac drive recovery program can hopefully recover deleted files from an emptied trash bin, a formatted hard disk, a crashed operating system and even a virus-infected Apple computer. This picture is about how people lost data on Mac. This also proves how encouraging to have powerful software to help recuperate the non-existed data files!

this picture is about how you lost data on mac

STAGE 1. Install EaseUS Data Recovery Software for Mac

This is a quick download button for trial version:

File size: around 30 MB
Estimated download time: 2 minutes

The trial version is for you to download for free. It works till the last step when it found all deleted files. The "Recover" button appears grey if it's not activated to a full version using a license key.

But it's a nice try to download the free version to recover files under 2GB. Get it on the product page if interested.

STAGE 2. Scan -> Recover

Step 1. Select the location where your important data & files were deleted and click the "Scan" button.

select the location where data was deleted and click scan

Step 2. The software will run both quick scan and deep scan and work hard to find as many deleted files as possible on the selected volume.

scan the selected disk to find deleted files on your Mac

Step 3. The scan results will be displayed in the left pane. Just select the file(s) and click the "Recover Now" button to get them back.

click recover now button to recover deleted files on your Mac

STAGE 3. Sharing is caring. Help more people in need of getting deleted files back

That's how pretty easy to undelete files and folders from the emptied Trash with an all-in-one solution for Mac deleted recovery! As a matter of fact, the magic tool comes in handy anytime when you lose important data on an internal hard drive, a USB flash drive, a memory card, a pen drive... Why not share your happy moment in regaining the deleted files with others in trouble?

 
 

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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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