How to Find and Restore Deleted Files on Mac OS X???

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Locate Deleted Files on Mac

“Hi friends, I’m in trouble and I need some help from you guys, I have accidentally deleted some important files from my Mac machine. Actually what happened is my Mac hard drive was running short of memory, hence I was deleting files which were not needed for me anymore. While deleting those files I have accidentally selected and deleted some vital files, soon after deletion I emptied Trash Bin too. I don’t know how to recover files that are deleted from Mac. Please someone help me out, how to locate and restore deleted files on Mac?”

Try to restore deleted files from backup available in Time Machine instead of worrying; if you have disabled your Time Machine to take backup even then don’t worry!!! Because you can retrieve deleted files on your Mac system by employing Mac data recovery tool.

Scenarios in which you encounter deletion of files on Mac OS X are listed below: -

  • If file system on Mac volume gets corrupted then it might lead to deletion of files
  • Severe virus infections sometimes cause deletion of files from your Mac OS X based machines
  • Unreliable third party applications installed on your Mac system sometimes may delete your files
  • Unintentional formatting of Mac volume would result in deletion of important files along with other data stored in it

Ideal solution to overcome these problems is Remo Recover, how????

Remo Recover is specially designed software to recover deleted files from Mac OS X based machines like MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini, iMac, etc. This utility supports almost all file types like .docx, .doc, .xls, .pdf, .ppt, etc. It is easy to use tool because it includes user friendly graphical interface. This software includes highly advanced and sophisticated data recovery algorithms that perform deep scanning of entire drive to restore deleted files. It retrieves files from hard drives, USB drives, Flash memory cards, etc. in very short span of time. This software is compatible with both Intel and PowerPC platforms and it is completely free from virus.

Prominent features of Remo Recover: -

  • Provides an option to create Disk images of bad sectors of hard drive and later retrieves data from it
  • Supports to retrieve files from HFS+, HFSX, FAT16, FAT32 and ExFAT file system based volumes with ease
  • Facilitates preview option to view recovered files prior to data restoration without paying single penny
  • It is highly compatible with different versions of Mac operating system like Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion

Precautionary Measures: -

  • Enable Time Machine to take backup of important files
  • Install safe and reliable antivirus on your Mac computer


Steps to locate deleted files on Mac OS X using Remo Recover: -

Step 1: Install and run Remo Recover software on your Mac machine and select “Recover Files” option from main screen.

Locate Deleted Files Mac - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: TThen on the next screen select “Recover Deleted Files” to proceed with recovery process.

Mac Deleted File Recovery - Select Recover Deleted Files

Figure 2: Select Recover Deleted Files

Step 3: After that select the volume from which you want to recover files and click “Next” button to begin scanning process.

Recover Deleted Files on Mac - Select Volume

Figure 3: Select Volume

Step 4: Once scanning process gets completed you can view list of recovered files in two types of views i.e. “File Type View” and “Data View”.

Restore Deleted Files on Mac - Recovered Files

Figure 4: Recovered Files

Step 5: Finally make use of save recovery session option to avoid rescanning of volume in future

Locate Deleted Files Mac - Save Recovery Session

Figure 5: Save Recovery Session