Undo RM Command | How to Recover RM Files after Use RM Command on Mac

Home > HowTos > File Recovery Tips on Mac Updated by Robert on May 9, 2024 | Approved by Jennifer Allen

"I have a file on my desktop which I can’t delete it by a drag-n-drop. And I tried the RM command to delete it, however, instead of point the file, it seems I pointed 2 others, which result in all 3 files deleted. Is there any way for how to undo RM command on macOS? or How to recover RM files in Mac? Please help me!" -George

RM command on Mac is a great way to delete files which can’t be deleted normally. It is available to delete stubborn files, hidden files, and more other files. However, once you carried it out, there are no ways to fish the files out like you do the deletion on the finder. And many people face the problem of using RM -RF to delete important files and they want to recover the deleted files on the Mac terminal after use RM -RF. Here in the following, we’re going to explain two questions:

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Part 1. How to Undo RM -RF to Recover RM Files on Mac?
Part 2. How to Use RM Command on Mac Safely?

Part 1. How to Undo RM -RF to Recover RM Files on Mac?

First, as I have mentioned that you can’t restore files once you have used the RM command line to delete them. They’re not put in the trash bin but be deleted. To undo RM command Mac, you need a data recovery tool to Mac undo RM. Here I’d like you to try iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac. Here are the reasons to use it to recover deleted files after use RM command on Mac.

Why is the data recovery be able to recover files deleted with RM on Mac?

Though the RM command line deleted files are not put into the trash bin, they’re still on your Mac. They’re marked as useless data, are waiting to be overwritten by new data. They’re invisible. Only with the help of the undo RM Mac software, it is able to scan for the RM command deleted files.

How does the data recovery for Mac recover RM deleted files?

First, the undo RM -RF Mac software is specially designed for individuals to scan for the deleted files due to RM delete, emptied trash, deleted files used 'Command + Del' or finder delete. It is developed with the cutting-edge technology, which is able to scan for the Mac for lost or deleted files.

Second, after finding the RM deleted files, it is able to sort all files into the category, letting you preview RM deleted files before you recover them. When finding the right ones, select them and click "Recover" to Mac undo command.

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Simple steps for how to undo RM command with the data recovery for Mac.

Step 1. Click the download button to get the macOS undo RM app. It is a great tool to help you recover either RM deleted files, or files lost due to macOS crash, virus attack, intentional deletion, or in other reasons. Install it on your Mac like you install other software.

Step 2. In the first window, please select the file type which you have used the RM command line to deleted belong to. By doing this, it will save time for the scanning process. By default, all files are selected. You can keep them selected as well, but it will take longer for the undo RM command Mac software to scan for all of them. Click "Start" to undo RM -RF on Mac.

Step 3. Next, in the window, select the partition where RM command line deleted the files saved before the deletion. And then click "Scan" to scanning and recover RM deleted files on Mac.

Step 4. It takes a few minutes for the software to scan for the RM deleted files on Mac. During the scanning process, you can also stop the scanning if you’ve seen it has found the RM deleted files on Mac. After then, select the file(s) and click "Recover" to undo RM command on Mac.

Simple and easy! It’s done and done. It is the guide for how to recover RM deleted files on Mac.

Part 2. How to Use RM Command on Mac Safely?

Though RM command line is very easy to deleted unwanted files, it settles the deletion at one go, you should not use it unless you really don’t need the file(s) anymore. And you’ll never use them in the future. Otherwise, you should not use the RM command line to delete files. Here are the scenarios in which you can use the RM command line to delete files on Mac.

While doing the common deletion or you want to do multiple files deletion, I still suggest you try to delete them on the Finder or drag and drop them to the Trash bin.