How to Open Trash on Mac OS X

I deleted some files on my Mac with Mac OS X and want to recover them. But I can't find where's my Trash. How to Open Trash on Mac OS X?

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Brithny· Answered on May 11, 2023

You can open Trash on Mac OS X by clicking the recycle bin icon on its desktop, but if there's no recycle bin icon on your Mac's desktop, here are two methods to open Trash on Mac OS X:

Using the Terminal to open Trash on Mac OS X, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open the 'Terminal' on your Mac.

Step 2. Type cd ~/.The Trash in the command line.

Or the search functions are an effective way to open Trash on Mac OS X.

Step 1. Press the key combination 'Cmd + Shift + G' on Mac's keyboard to open the search bar.

Step 2. Type Trash and click the recycle bin icon to open Trash.

Files you deleted will go to Trash, and you can restore Mac Trash data with its recovery feature. But if you empty the Trash, you can't find the deleted files on your Mac. In this case, I'd like to introduce an effective file recovery tool, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac.

It can recover permanently deleted files on Mac by following the steps below:

Step 1. Install and Open the EaseUS files recovery tool on your Mac, and select the partition on your HD which stored deleted files.

Step 2. Click 'Scan' in the EaseUS files recovery tool window to view all deleted files.

Step 3. Select the deleted files you want to retrieve, click 'Recover', and save them in a safe location.

Read More: How to Recover Deleted Files on Mac After Emptied Trash Bin

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

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