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Mac Trash Recovery | How to Recover Trash on Mac

Updated on Feb 19, 2019 by Daisy to Mac File Recovery


To free up your disk space or just remove the files you do not need, you may occasionally empty the Trash on your Mac. However, it is possible that the Trash Bin contains some files you still need. If you emptied the Trash on your Mac and lost some important files, do not worry. You can successfully recover it with the powerful Mac Trash recovery tool - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Applies To: macOS and Mac OS X (New Mojave Compatible)

"I deleted a document I no longer need on my Mac and emptied the Trash Bin. Then the very next day, I found I still needed some notes in it to finish my work. Can I recover the deleted Trash on my Mac? I have never done a similar thing before so I'm not sure about the possibility. If there is any, could you tell me what to do?"

PreviewCan You Recover Trash from Mac

After deleted the files in the Trash Bin on Mac, many users found that they have deleted some important files they need. So they might ask such questions, for example, "Can I recover the emptied Trash on Mac", "How to restore the Trash on Mac", and "How to perform Mac Trash recovery". If you are one of them, then you come to the right place.

The Trash on Mac is where files stored after being deleted from the Mac system. If you move an item to the Trash Bin, you can still get them back and use it as normal by drag it out. However, if you delete files from the Trash or empty it, you cannot recover the deleted files anymore using the same way. Luckily, with the help of the reliable Mac data recovery software, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for both macOS X and macOS, you can not only restore the Trash on your Mac in simple steps but also retrieve files (200+ file types) lost after:

  • Deleting files accidentally
  • Formatting a partition/disk/external storage device
  • Reinstalling OS


Thus, whether you need to recover lost files from a USB drive or get back data from a formatted partition, you can also use EaseUS data recovery software to restore your lost files.

SolutionHow to Recover Deleted Trash on Mac

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can restore the Trash on your Mac with a nearly 100% success rate. Now, just follow the guide below step-by-step and then you can recover the emptied Trash to retrieve your lost data.

You'd better stop using your Mac after emptying the Trash Bin and perform Mac Trash recovery as soon as possible. For example, no chatting online, no games, no music, etc.

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

Being one of the best Mac file recovery software tool, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard supports the newly released macOS 10.14 (Mojave) and new APFS file system. Besides, it's able to recover data when your Mac can't boot by creating a bootable USB, which makes it outrank other tools. With the support for over 200 file types and its powerful data recovery capability in many tough data loss situations, you can almost recover any lost data on your Mac or compatible storage devices (Windows version is also available). Don't hesitate to have a try.