What's the Difference Between Delete Immediately and Empty Bin

What's the difference between Delete Immediately and Empty Bin? When I delete an item by right-clicking, I find two options: Delete Immediately and Empty Bin. What's the difference? Are they the same function?

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Brithny· Answered on May 15, 2024

What's the difference between Delete Immediately and Empty Bin? Are they the same function? If you're a Mac user, you're no stranger to these two removal options. Actually, these two options may cause the same result: the selected files will be deleted permanently.

Once you perform the 'Delete Immediately on Mac' or 'Empty Bin', a window will appear to remind you this deletion is irreversible, which means clicking the 'Delete Immediately' option will permanently delete files on Mac that can not be recovered.

Suppose you choose these two options by mistake and delete essential files on your Mac; two methods can help you restore the deleted files:

The EaseUS Mac data recovery software is a professional and robust file recovery software that can restore lost and deleted data quickly and safely. Install it on your Mac and check out the following steps to recover permanently deleted files on Mac:

Step 1. Launch the EaseUS software, choose the partition where you deleted files, and click 'Search for lost files'.

Step 2. Find the files you want, use the file format filter on the left, and click 'Preview' to view their content.

Step 3. Select the deleted files, click 'Recover' to return them, and save them to a safe storage location.

Also, you can use Time Machine, iCloud, or other backup tools on Mac to restore the permanently deleted files. For instance, select a Time Machine backup that stores the deleted files, and click 'Restore' to return the deleted files to their original locations.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.