How to Recover Deleted Files from Emptied Trash in Mac OS X

Computers are machines and they might misbehave sometimes.  Data can be lost due to various reasons like file corruption, virus infestation, etc. If you happen to lose data on your Mac computer, you can find it is the trash bin. But sometimes data is lost even from the trash bin. At such times you need to make use Recovery software which can retrieve your files. One such software is Wondershare Data Recovery. It can recover your data and restore is quality also. The following is a tutorial on how to recover deleted files from an emptied trash bin in Mac OS X.



Steps to Recover Deleted Files from Emptied Trash in Mac OS X

Step 1: Download and Install Wondershare Data Recovery

The first thing that you will have to do is download Wondershare Data Recovery. You can do so by clicking on the ‘Download’ button on this page. After downloading, install the software. The installation process is quick and will be done in a few minutes. After it is installed, launch the program.

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Step 2: Choose Lost File Recovery mode

On launching the program, an interface will appear. On that interface, select “Lost File Recovery”. This option can recover files from a partition or removable media device, no matter how it was deleted. This recovery option is recommended as it takes you only a few minutes to recover deleted files from Mac Trash. If your deleted files are not visible in this mode, you can try another one which is “Raw Recovery” which can recover loads of files including even those lost long time ago, but obviously more time will be consumed.


Step 3: Scan the Location of Trash on Mac

Okay, now that you have selected the recovery mode, select the drive from where your files were deleted. Then click on “Scan” to search for your deleted files.

Step 4: Preview and Recover Files from Mac Trash

The scanning time will depend on the amount of data that the drive contains. When the scan finishes, all files that were lost will now be listed with the original path, no matter how they were deleted, directly from the Library, desktop, or Trash. Before recovering the files, you can preview the file to check the quality or quantity of the files.


Step 5: Save the Recovered Files on Another Partition or Disk

After previewing all the content and selecting the files for recovery, click on “Recover” to retrieve them. You will now see your lost files in the same form as they were lost.




Note: Now what you need to keep in mind is that don’t save the files in the same location from where they were lost for they may be lost again or worse they mat overwrite other deleted files. And also check the trash bin before clearing it because it may contain something important that has been put there by error. You can save it back.

The process of recovering lost files becomes very easy if you make use of Wondershare Data Recovery. If you are still skeptical about it you can give its trial version a try. I hope you found this ‘How to Recover Deleted Files from Emptied Trash in Mac OS X’ tutorial article of use. Do let me know via comments.