How to Recover Lost/Unsaved/Deleted Pages Document

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" How to retrieve deleted pages documents on Mac. A moment ago, I deleted the documents accidentally by removing the file folder to the trash can and emptied the trash can. Is there any way to find and how to recover deleted pages documents on Mac or recover Pages document? Please help, I’m in an emergency. " – Jenny

It’s troublesome when you find that you have accidentally deleted, unsaved or lost an important Page doc. It has pissed me off several times and that’s why I’d like to write the tips here in this article, telling you how to recover deleted page document, how to recover unsaved page documents and how to recover lost page documents. Here are the details:

Part 1. Retrieve Deleted Pages Document from Trash Can

Part 2. How to Recover Unsaved Pages Documents

Part 3. How to Recover Deleted/Lost Pages Document Even Permanently Deleted or Emptied Trash

Part 1. Retrieve Deleted Pages Document from Trash Can

If you purposely delete the Page document, then you must have put them to the trash can. If you haven’t emptied the trash can, then you can restore deleted page documents from the trash can. Generally, the trash can is at the bottom of your computer, beside the Dock. Click on it, find the Page document, right-click to recover page document to the original place.

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If you have emptied the trash can, then you should check out the part 3 how to recover deleted Page documents on Mac.

Part 2. How to Recover Unsaved Page Documents

It happens if you’re in a hurry, you may forget to save Page documents and confirm the action to close it. There are 2 basic ways to recover unsaved pages document.

Method #1. Launch the Pages application which you have used it to edit the unsaved Page document on your Mac. If you have enabled the auto-recover feature, there may be a new untitled document created. Save it to a folder on your Mac.

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Method #2. You can try your luck by following the steps:

1. Switch to the Finder and choose "Find" on the top of the File menu.

2. Click on "This Mac" in the search bar and filter the file type by selecting "Document" from "Kind".

3. Choose "As list" from the view menu, and then "Arranged by last modified".

4. If you see any "temporary" or "untitled" that match the time you’re editing your Page document, drag them to the Pages application on the Dock. It will open the Pages documents. If any of them is the one you’re looking for, save it.

If you do not save Word documents due to software crash, sudden power-offs and other problems. You can still use this 2 methods to recover unsaved Word document on Mac.

Part 3. How to Recover Deleted Pages Document on Mac

If you have tried ways mentioned in part 1 and part 2, and still not work, you can try part 3, the best and easiest way to recover deleted Pages document on Mac and recover lost Pages document on Mac, saving you time and ensuring a better Pages document recovery result.

Tool needed in the part is iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac. It’s a professional Pages document recovery tool specially designed for users to recover lost or deleted Page documents in all kinds of data loss scenarios. It will avoid data overwritten risk after you lost the Pages document and help you recover the needed file correctly. Here is the step-by-step guide for how to recover deleted Pages Document on Mac, and how to recover lost Pages Documents on Mac with it.

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  • It can not only recover deleted/lost pages document, but also recover powerpoint, excel, Word document, PDF, photo, music, video and more files
  • It supports Pages document recovery from Mac notebooks/desktops, SD card, USB drive, external hard drive and more.
  • It fully compatible recover Pages document on Mac OS X 10.6 and later or Windows 10/7/8/XP/Vista.
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Note: to ensure a better Pages documents recovery result, you’d better not any anything on your Mac after you lost the Pages document and try the following steps quickly, the sooner the better.

Method #1 - Video guide to recover deleted pages documents on Mac

Method #2 - Text tutorial for recover pages documents on Mac

Step 1. Download and install Pages Document Recovery Software

Click the download button below to get the best Mac data recovery software. Install it on your computer as the way you install other software. If your Mac doesn’t allow you to install it, you should set it up in the Preference: System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General > Allow applications downloaded from > Anywhere.

Step 2. Select File Types to Recover

Launch iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac, then from the main window, keep "Documents" selected and unselect other types of files. It means you only need to scan for Pages documents. It will save you time for the scanning process. Click "Start" button to recover Pages document.

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Step 3. Select Hard Drive to Scan

In the following window, all hard drives, including USB drives, are listed. You only need to select the one where you have deleted or lost the Pages document and click "Scan" to recover deleted pages documents.

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Step 4. Recover Deleted Pages Document on Mac

It will takes a while for the software to finish the scanning process. After then, you can see the results are put into categories on the left side. Select Pages document and preview. When find the target file, select it and click "Recover". Save it to a folder on your Mac.

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