How to Recover Lost or Deleted Files or Data from Mac PC

Imagine this: You are working on your 100-page thesis or you are cramming on a project or work sheet wherein the deadline is in approximately 4 hours. You are high with energy. You’ve drank 10 cans of soda and 5 cups of coffee. You are invincible. You are doing it. You are finishing it. You are saving your work. You feel like you are near the finish line. And by the devil’s little hands, you accidentally deleted your file. When I say “deleted”, I mean, permanently deleted. The file is lost. Your whole world crashes. Your life is ruined. What are you going to do now? How to recover lost or deleted files or data from Mac PC?

Luckily, I was just asking you to imagine that scenario. And luckily, Mac users don’t have to experience that kind of situation any more. In Mac, a file can only be permanently deleted if it was deleted and transferred to the Trash bin and if the Trash was being emptied. After deleting the item, the item would still be on the disk; however, it is hidden and the directory would say, “That space is vacant.” As long as you don’t write anything in the new disk, the item would still be there. Whenever faced by the situation of accidental deletion, immediately stop the usage of the disk involved.

Ways to Delete, Erase and Partition a File

One way to easily delete a file is to use Apple’s Disk Utility to erase a drive. In the default settings of the Disk Utility, it would just perform a Quick Erase on the drive and what happens is that the disk directory is erased and replaced with an empty one but the fundamental file structure where the files were is not altered and the files still remain until the affected disk is used or the files get overwritten.

In the process of partitioning a disk, all existing volumes are erased from a device and a new one is created along with new disk directories. Similar to Quick Erase, the fundamental file structure where the files were is not altered and the files still remain unless it’s overwritten. Data recovery is doable, but it would take a scrupulous scan that is more than necessary.

As for Secure Erase, unlike Quick Erase and partitioning a disk, it creates new data and writes over the old files, thus leading to the destruction of the old files. The means to undelete files to be discussed will not be applicable to this kind of deletion and it would take extensive procedures to undelete the lost files.

When you Undelete Files

Upon the recovery of deleted files, it would need a separate recovery disk where copies of recovered files are to be stored. There are a number of recovery utilities available, but these are two of the said most effective and reliable utilities that can be used. Here I suggest you uFlysoft Data Recovery for Mac.

Recovery utilities usually have two phases: scan the drive for the deleted file, and recovering the file. Recovering data takes time depending on the drive size, quantity, condition, and even the external condition of the disk.

More steps you can find on our site, but the most important thing is don’t save the files on the device or hard disk drive which your files were lost from, this helps users avoid data overwritten situation.

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