How to Recover Smart Folders Mac?

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Mac Smart Folder Recovery

Smart folders are the virtual folders on the Mac system. This folder contains the category of files which you search. For example, when you need only the word files, you can search and save the results in a smart folder. This avoids performing search operation again and helps in fast file retrieval. Although, these smart folders can disappear from your Mac system in behalf of different data loss scenarios.

For example let us take a real time scenario during which you lost your one of your essential Smart folder. Assume that you were doing some complicated task on your Mac system. During the task, you were asked to format your Mac volume. In hurry, instead of formatting the volume you ended up in formatting the other volume containing your smart folder. After a while, you realized that you have formatted the wrong volume. Have you come across through a situation like this? Do you want to restore smart folders on Mac? Then, this article describes the right way for recovering your smart folders. Get through this page to know the process of restoring smart folders on Mac system. 

As a Mac user, you might have experienced the great features of Mac. You can easily govern how Mac is so easy to use than other operating systems. Although, there can be instances where, you might run on problems even on this system. Smart folders on your Macintosh system can be deleted by mistake by you, when you are clearing out the junk files. Such events are beyond your control and might occur often due to user negligence.  

One might also lose smart folders on Mac when he/she employ unreliable third party software to modify the folders. When such tools use your folders, there can be tendencies of folder deletion. Therefore, you must be very careful while using such software on your files or folders.

Generally, when you delete the Smart folder from the Mac system, it is not actually deleted from the drives. It just erases the index data, which makes the file inaccessible to the Mac OS. It is just like when you are glancing a book, you refer to the index table in the first page to in order to know the page number in which the topic you are looking for is found. If you tear out the index table page, you will not be able to find the page, though the pages are intact. Even though the files are still there, your computer will not be able to access them directly. Such intact files can be easily recovered using advanced recovery tools like Remo File Recovery.

Remo Recover is capable enough to restore smart folders on Mac without causing any further damage on your computer. This software can recover smart folders Mac which was located on storage drives such as USB, internal hard disk, memory cards and FireWire drives. Including these, it also enables you to perform smart folder recovery on latest Mac versions such as Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Leopard, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Mac OS X Mountain Lion. This software embeds a “Preview” option, which helps you to see the content of the files instantly after scan.  

Ways to avoid loss of smart folders from Macintosh computers:

  • Create backup of your essential smart folders and keep it in a separate drive
  • Avoid the usage of deceptive programs on Mac
  • Connect a UPS to your Mac computer, in order to prevent data loss due to power surge


Easy steps torecover Mac smart folders :

Step 1: From the first screen select “Recover Files” option from main screen.

How To Recover Smart Folders Mac - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Now select the volume from where you lost your folder and click “Next” to begin scanning process.

Restore Smart Folders On Mac - Select Volume

Figure 2: Select Volume

Step 3: A list of recovered folders are displayed as shown below

Retrieve Smart Folders On Mac - Recovered Files

Figure 3: Recovered Files

Step 4: Use "Save Recovery Session" to save the results

Recover Smart Folders Mac - Save Recovery Session

Figure 4: Save Recovery Session