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How to Recover Deleted/Lost Files in Mac OS X Completely

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You must have been depressed that when you lost or deleted files on Mac. And sometimes you have to start to create files again. Is there any way to make up the accident? Sure, with the help of Mac data recovery software, you can easily recover files in Mac OS X. Generally, after scanning the drive, the software will display a list of found files, letting you preview them and recover the target files on a Mac. Actually, there are two situations. First, if your data is kept completely, then it will be easier for you to find and recover deleted files in Mac OS X. On the other hand, if your data information is lost or incomplete, though the Mac data recovery software finds them for you, you may not recognize them at all, missing the opportunity to recover them. Here in the following, we’ll guide you through the whole process of how to find the target deleted or lost files in Mac OS X.

Method #1. Quick Scan – Recover Files in Mac

Method #2. Deep Scan – Recover Deleted/Lost Files in Mac OS X Completely

Method #1. Quick Scan – Recover Files in Mac

Various scenarios will cause data loss, including intentional/unintentional deletion, tmptied trash, unsave, formatted drives, virus attack, etc. We use the computer or removable devices to save documents, photos, videos, music or other files is likely to encounter file loss at some point. When it happens, the macOS will mark the files as deleted files, hiding them from your vision, but they’re still there as well. It will be easier for you to recover deleted files on Mac or external drives if you stop using the drive and use iBeesoft Mac data recovery the moment you found you’ve lost the files. You can find the target files and recover files in Mac OS under the scanning result window like the screenshot shows.

recover files in mac os x

If the target files are not there or you can’t open the files, please follow the steps in Method #2 to recover files in Mac OS X.

Method #2. Deep Scan – Recover Deleted/Lost Files in Mac OS X Completely

If you still did not find the lost data or can’t open it after the Quick Scan, you need to try the Deep Scan mode to scan for deleted or lost files on Mac OS X. It will scan your Mac disk or other drives completely. When the scanning process finished, it will display all found files in the list page. If the file information is complete, the iBeesoft will put them in the original directory. If some file information is lost, like name, storage location, creation/modification time, etc. When it happened, the files name is will different from the original target files. So, will making it quite hard for you to realize they’re the target files you’re looking for. In this case, you need to select the corresponding file types in the XXX (RAW files) directory, saving them to your Mac hard drive. After then, check them out to make sure whether they’re the target files you’re looking for not as follows.

recover deleted files in mac os x

Please note that the files might look quite different from the original files you’re looking for. Just try your luck, otherwise, you'll lose them permanently if you quit the recovery process.

The default scanning mode in iBeesoft data recovery software is Quick Scan. It is designed for users to scan for the data that come with file properties completely. However, if any file properties lost, it will result in the target files can’t be opened or empty in the result window. Please do not quit, try the Deep Scan mode. It will give you more chance to recover the deleted files in Mac OS X.

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