How to Recover Deleted GarageBand Files on Mac

GarageBand is really a great application to create tracks. If you lost GarageBand files due to deletion, macOS crash, GarageBand crash, hard drive failure, or other reasons, then you’re able to recover deleted or lost GarageBand files with the software built-in AutoSave and iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac.

Updated on Sep 26, 2020

"How do I get back a deleted GarageBand song? I deleted it without notice."

It’s really fun to create music with GarageBand application on Mac. You can create music or podcasts with existing music tracks and voice recordings. However, while using the GarageBand application, you may lose the GarageBand files accidentally, like GarageBand crashed, intentional or unintentional deletion, system crash, hard drive failure, and so on. Here in the following, let’s learn how to recover deleted files from GarageBand files.

Part 1. How to Recover Unsaved GarageBand Files on Mac

Part 2. How to Recover Deleted GarageBand Files on Mac Efficiently

Part 1. How to Recover Unsaved GarageBand Files on Mac

GarageBand has the AutoSave feature. Whenever you close the application accidentally, like Mac powered off, shut down Mac accidently, or force log out of GarageBand app, you can try the AutoSave feature in GarageBand to recover the unsaved GarageBand files on Mac. Generally speaking, when you launch the GarageBand software again, it will ask you whether to restore the file you edited previously or not. Confirm the restore to get the unsaved GarageBand files on Mac back. If there is no such pop-up, follow the steps below.

1. Command-click the broken GarageBand project and select "Show Package Contents" > "Media".

2. In the Media folder, find the file with .aif as the extension. Save it on your desktop.

3. Open GarageBand and import the .aif file you saved in step 2 as a new project.

Part 2. How to Recover Deleted GarageBand Files on Mac Efficiently

You can try the previous steps to recover unsaved GarageBand files on Mac. However, if you deleted the GarageBand files, then it’s never so easy to recover deleted GarageBand files on Mac unless you make use of data recovery software. You know, you can’t see the deleted GarageBand files and only a professional data recovery software tool can find the deleted files on your Mac, letting you preview and recover them. To recover GarageBand files on Mac, you can depend on iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac.

Recover deleted GarageBand files in 4 steps with iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac

It is a professional yet easy-to-use software developed for Mac users to recover files lost due to deletion, system crash, hard drive failure, Mac restore, macOS reinstallation, virus attack, etc. It supports all the file types used daily, including videos, pictures, audio files, documents, emails, and other files, like the installation package. In 4 simple steps, you find the answer to how to recover deleted files from GarageBand with iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac. Let’s get down to the task.

Step 1. Click the Download button to get the installation package of the iBeesoft Data Recovery Mac version. It’s fully compatible with all the macOS, including the latest Catalina. After then, install the software on your Mac.

Step 2. Launch the Mac file data recovery software. And from the first window, you can see all file types are selected and the software is ready to recover deleted files on Mac. GarageBand files belong to the audio file. You can only keep "Audio File" selected and deselect other file types, click "Start". It will shorten the whole scanning process.

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Step 3. From the next window, you can see all hard drives on your Mac are listed. Please select the one where the GarageBand files were before you deleted them and click "Scan". Let the data recovery software scans your Mac, trying to recover deleted GarageBand files for you. It will take a while for it to finish the whole scanning process. Please be patient and wait for it to finish.

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Step 4. Last, when it finished the scanning process, you can see all found files are put into categories in the left side. You can click the "Audio Files" in the left panel, check out the found audio files on the right side. When find the deleted GarageBand files, select them and click "Recover" to recover deleted GarageBand files on your Mac.

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See, it’s very easy to recover deleted GarageBand files on Mac with iBeesoft, right? What’s great is that it has a "Deep Scan" feature in the result window, letting you find more files than the default mode "Quick Scan". Try it to find more files now.

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