Can I Recover File Lost While Dragging from Finder into Desktop Folder

I dragged a 1GB file from the open Finder window into one of the desktop folders where I keep movies, and it simply despaired. Usually, I open two windows and drag files from one to another without a problem. Can I recover it?

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Brithny· Answered on May 20, 2024

It's possible to recover file lost while dragging from Finder into Desktop using an advanced data recovery tool, such as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, which is powerful at file recovery.

The file is lost while dragging from the Finder window to your Mac's Desktop folder; in this case, the file's data is not lost, but its path file, which prevents you from finding it directly in the document. The EaseUS Mac data recovery software can scan your disk quickly and find all the data stored on your Mac, including lost, deleted, and existing.

Follow the steps below to recover files suddenly disappeared Mac:

Step 1. Install and open the EaseUS data recovery software on your Mac, choose the partition where your file is lost, and click 'Search for the lost files'.

Step 2. The recovery tool begins to scan the partition and display all lost files. Click 'Preview' to view their content if you don't remember the lost file's name.

Step 3. Select the lost file, click the 'Recover' button in the bottom menu of the software, get it back, and save it to a safe location on your Mac.

Or you can unhide your file in the Desktop folder by following these steps:

Step 1. Go to the Desktop folder.

Step 2. Press 'Command +shift +. (Dot)' on your keyboard.

Step 3. Relaunch the Desktop folder to check if the lost file is here.

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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