Emptying the trash on your Mac only to find out something was deleted that shouldn’t have been can seem like a devastating event. However, the files residing in trash may be restored if right actions are taken immediately. When trash is deleted on a Macintosh, the operating system only removes the location of those files from the address table. The data still resides on the hard drive and sits idly waiting to be overwritten.
If you quickly take the necessary steps to retrieve removed trash
, these items are easily recoverable. Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery software may be used to locate specified or all deleted files on the hard drive. This utility scans the volume where the files reside and is able to restore the entire volume, selected folders, certain file types, or individual files. The sooner you use this program to recover trash on a Mac, the less the danger of overwritten data.
As shown by this easy tutorial, restoring trash on your Mac is not a difficult task. The faster you act, the more likely the files will still be retrievable. By completing a few basic steps with the Stellar Phoenix utility, restoring trash is a snap
- Select the volume to be scanned
- Choose a method for retrieval.
- Complete the scan.
- Locate and select the trash items to be restored.
- Recover the files.