How to Recover Missing Files after Mac Upgrade

Missing important files after Mac update? Free download Remo Recover file recovery trial version to recover all lost files, folders, photos and other data from Macintosh hard disk drive without any troubles.


Problem: Missing files after Mac update

“Hi, I lost my existing files and directories after upgrading my Mac from previous OS to latest version. I have failed to maintain back up of my important files. Do you have any solution to recover my missing files after Mac update?”

When Apple release enhanced version of Mac OS, users are keen to grab it as soon as possible and upgrade their Macintosh machine. Most of the users forget to take backup of their vital files before proceeding to update. Similarly, if you have lost files during or after the Mac OS X upgrade as mentioned above, do not worry as it can be recovered by using powerful Remo Recover file recovery software without any problems.

Solution: Restore lost/missing files after Mac upgrade with Remo Recover:

Easy-to-use and effective file recovery software from Remo is the most ideal tool for you to find and retrieve missing files after Mac update. Remo Recover is a professional file recovery utility which allows you to recover files after reinstalling Mac OS X with simple clicks. Tool is capable of recovering more than 300 file formats and works with all versions of Macintosh including Mac OS X High Sierra, Sierra, EI Capitan, etc. Also, supports file recovery from HFSX, HFS+ and HFS file systems.

Steps for recovering missing files after Mac update

No matter you are updating to Mac OS X 10.11 or even newer build OS, you all may face risk of losing important files. Here Remo Recover tool makes it simpler for everyone to recover missing files after Mac update.

Step 1: Launch Remo Recover and click on “Recover Files” button to perform missing file recovery after Mac update.

Select Recover Files option

Step 2: Select “Recover Lost Files” option in order to restore lost files after Mac update. In case, if you have accidentally deleted files after Mac upgrade, click on “Recover Deleted Files” button.

Choose appropriate option to perform missing file recovery

Step 3: Now, you need to select the volume from where you want to retrieve missing files and click “Next” button to proceed with missing file recovery process.

Select volume to restore missing files after Mac update

Step 4: After scan is completed, the software displays the list of recoverable files which you can see by means of “File Type View” and “Data View”.

Preview recovered files

Step 5: Click “Save” icon to store the current recovery session to avoid re-scanning of volume from happening again.

Save Recovery Session

Problems that may arise after Mac update

Mac update though largely beneficial, is often risky venture. Here’s a list of things that may go wrong during or after the update:

  • Lost files due to lack of backup: Before you initiate the update process, Mac will prompt you to back up your vital files using Time Machine. But, if you skip this option without taking proper backup, you may lose entire data since the new OS will be installed after deleting all previous files on the hard drive.
  • Denied access to files: After the update completes, access permissions to some files might get reset to their default value and cause “Access Denied” error.
  • Excessive disk fragmentation: When an existing operating system is updated to new one, many files are written to or erased from the hard disk. This causes excessive disk fragmentation which may eventually corrupt your drive. Thus, it is recommended to defragment your HDD before initiating OS upgrade.
  • Failed installation: If your installation fails in between of the update process, then this may leave your Mac with neither the old OS nor the new one. As a result, the volumes on Macintosh could become inaccessible and may affect your files.

Other data loss scenarios supported by Remo Recover:

  • Easily recover files deleted and emptied from Trash
  • Restore missing or lost files after formation of bad sectors on hard disk
  • Supports file recovery after formatting or reformatting Mac hard disk
  • Recover lost files while transferring from Mac to external device or vice versa
  • Retrieve missing files from crashed or non-booting hard drive
  • Enables you to get back lost files from inaccessible or RAW volumes



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