How to Undelete Data on Mac OS X

Daisy updated on Nov 18, 2020 to Mac File Recovery | How-to Articles

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.

To learn how to undelete data on Mac OS X, you'd better know what deleting a file means first. When you removing a file, the OS just erase 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 anything 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 a professional Mac data recovery software which is available for Mac OS X to retrieve the deleted data.

Guide to Undelete Data on Mac OS X 

Here, the appearance of the powerful Mac data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is a 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 - recover and export recoverable data. Next, let's learn the detailed guide.

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

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, documents lost due to other reasons, for example, virus attacks, hard drive formatting, etc. You can try it!

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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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