How to Get Files Back after Emptying Trash Mac

Easily get back all types of files like text documents, pictures, music, movies, etc. after emptying Mac Trash using the free demo version of Remo Recover software.

Once you delete a file from Mac, it is simmply moved to the Trash folder. The Trash acts as a temporary storage location to store files which have been deleted from your Mac. At any time, if you want a deleted file back, all you have todo is, just drag the file out of Trash to restore file back to your home screen. But, if you have cleaned your Trash contents by choosing "Empty Trash" option then all files stored in it are gone forever. After emptying Trash, Mac OS X does not have any option to restore deleted files back. However, you can easily recover deleted files from Trash by using Remo Recover software.

Remo Recover to help you restore Trash contents on Mac

Remo Recover program will get back all files and folders which are emptied from Trash folder within few clicks. The advanced mechanism of this tool thoroughly scans the selected storage drive in order to get back deleted / missing data of different file format such as documents, audios, videos, database files, images, etc. even after emptying Trash.

This utility not only performs Trash file recovery, but also retrieves lost data from HFS+, HFSX, HFS and FAT formatted volumes. It can even easily recover files from several external devices like flash drives, memory cards, USB drive, external hard drive, FireWire drive, and many others that are accessible to your Apple Mac.

How to get back Trash you emptied on Mac using Remo Recover:

Download Remo Recover tool and install it in your Mac hard drive. Run the software and follow below listed simple steps to recover files after emptying Trash in few clicks.


Step 1: Launch Remo Recover and select “Recover Files” option to easily get files back even after emptying the Trash

Click on Recover Files button to get files emptied from Trash

Step 2: Select the Mac volume from which you want to recover files and click “Next” to start the scanning process

Choose the Mac volume from which you have emptied Trash folder

Step 3: After scan, you can view the list of recovered files in two different views which are “Data View” or “File Type View

You can view recovered files using Data View or File Type View option

Step 4: Click “Save” button to store the recovered files to any desired location of your choice on Mac OS X

Save the restored files on any accessible memory location


How emptied Trash data is recoverable

Whenever you delete a file from Mac Trash or any storage device for that matter, only the reference associated with the file will be deleted and the file still resides on the drive but will be inaccessible. At this moment, you can use Remo Recover utility and get back the erased data securely.

Remo software is handy for all such below listed scenarios:

  • Accidental deletion: Sometimes, you may unknowingly delete vital files while deleting unwanted stuff from your Mac OS X and further you may even empty Trash. In such cases, all the files are gone forever.
  • Command Delete option: Deleting important files using Command Delete keys on Mac drive, bypasses the Trash folder and result in permanent deletion of files.
  • Formatting hard drive: When you format Mac HDD or a volume without taking any backup, then entire files will be erased including Trash folder.

With Remo Recover, you will find deleted file recovery process pretty easy, as it comes with easy-to-use interface to facilitate even novice users to operate this wizard comfortably. By using this tool, you can also get back files lost due to third party application, journal corruption, etc. at utmost ease.


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