Mac Trash Recovery | Restore Trash Data on Mac

Daisy updated on Jan 10, 2018 to Mac File Recovery | How-to Articles

This article offers Mac users an easy way to restore Mac trash bin and restore Mac trash data with simple clicks. If you accidentally emptied Mac Trash bin or permanently deleted data from Mac Trash bin, don't worry. Here, you can download an effective Mac Trash recovery software to undelete Mac trash data and perform trash recovery on Mac with ease now.

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. 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 a location 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.

start scan on the Mac

Step 3. In the scan results, select the file(s) and click the "Recover Now" button to have them back.

click recover now button to recover lost data on your Mac

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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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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