Mac Put Back Feature Is Missing, How to Fix It

I just installed Snow Leopard to an empty hard drive, and everything seems to be working, except there's no Put Back option if I right-click items in Trash. Do I have to enable it somehow?

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Brithny· Answered on Aug 08, 2023

How to fix the Put Back feature is missing on Mac? Delete files on Mac is to move them into the Trash, and you can recover deleted files on Mac to the original location by clicking 'Put Bcak'.

Why Put Bcak feature is missing in Trash? Your Mac uses a specific file extension to record the deletion files, and macOS mark them as hidden binary files. It also records the original location before the deleted files move to Trash, so there's a 'Put Back' feature to restore them to the original path.

But the information of partially deleted files is not recorded here due to unknown reasons, and Finder has no way to read the original file information of these files, so it has no 'Put Back' option in the menu by right-clicking the deleted item.

In this case, you can restore the deleted items by dragging them to the original location or using data recovery software, like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, which supports data recovery of various file types on different devices.

Follow the steps below to restore Mac Trash data:

Step 1. Install and open the EaseUS data recovery tool on your Mac. Choose the partition storing the deleted files without the 'Put Back' feature.

Step 2. Click 'Scan' to view all files on the selected partition, including lost/deleted/existing files. You can click 'Filter' to choose a specific file type.

Step 3. Select files that need to restore and click 'Recover' to get them back. You should save them to a new and secure location to avoid losing data.

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.

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