Recover Deleted Files Mac Time Machine

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Time Machine in Mac is the built-in backup tool of OS X that works on your Mac and as an external drive (sold separately). All you have to do is to connect the drive and inform Time Machine to use it. Time Machine anonymously backs up your entire volume including system files, softwares, accounts, settings, emails, music files, photos, movie files, and all documents. But what makes Time Machine stand out from other backup tools is that it not only maintains a backup copy of all files, it remembers how your Mac looked on any particular day—so you can retrieve your Mac as it was in the past. Time Machine keeps hourly, daily and weekly backups of your data until your backup volume is full.

Apple Inc.’s Mac computers are said to be the most secure computer systems present today due to data securing capabilities of built-in file recovery tool like Time Machine. However, not in all cases Mac’s built-in tool helps you to recover deleted files Mac time machine. It fails to secure your data on any volume due to reasons like- you may have disabled Time Machine due to reasons best known to you. (OR) There is a corruption with the Time Machine application. (OR) The back volume is full due to data already stored on it.

Under these circumstances, you can still recover deleted files Mac Time Machine with the help of Remo Recover multi-utility tool.

Retrieve deleted files from Mac Time Machine:

You can easily rescue deleted files from Mac Time Machine if you have Remo Recover Mac with you which is a dedicated data recovery tool specifically built for Mac OS X. All the files that have been deleted from Time Machine due to space limitations can be recovered using this amazing data recovery tool.

Other features of Remo Recover Mac:

  • A user friendly tool to perform data recovery from failed Time Machine and help even traditional Mac users to operate it with ease in order to recover deleted files Mac Time Machine
  • Sort all rescued data based on Date Created, File Size, File Extensions and File Names.
  • Retrieved data can be directly saved on external volumes and CD / DVDs
  • You can Preview all recovered contents prior to saving them
  • Save volume space by creating Zip files of all recovered contents
  • View retrieved data conveniently using File Type View or Data View options
  • A free trial version for you to undelete the deleted files from Mac Time Machine using Remo Recover tool with which you can easily scan, recover and preview deleted files on Mac. You only have to unlock the Save button in order to complete the save process

Tips to secure data with Mac Time Machine:

  • As the backup volume gets filled up, Time Machine deletes the older contents in order to make room for new data that is to be backed up. So you have recover the older backed up copies before it gets removed from the backup volume
  • Try to use additional volumes to maintain a backup of large files
  • Choose what items should be backed up- allow Time Machine to create backup only for important files and folders
  • Clear unnecessary files- delete the contents that are no longer required in order to maintain some free space on the backup volume


Steps to restore deleted files from Mac Time Machine using Remo Recover:

Step 1:Install and run Remo Recover on your Mac and select appropriate option from main screen.

Mac Time Machine Deleted Data Recovery - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Then select either “Recover Deleted Files” or “Recover Lost Files” option accordingly, to go ahead with recovery Process.

Rescue Deleted Files From Mac Time Machine - Select Suitable Option

Figure 2: Select Suitable Option

Step 3: After that select the volume from where you wish to recover files and click “Next” button to begin scanning Process.

Retrieve Deleted Files From Mac Time Machine - Select Volume

Figure 3: Select Volume

Step 4: Once scanning Process is completed, you can see the list of recovered items in two types of views which are “File Type View” and “Data View”.

Mac Time Machine Deleted Data Recovery - Recovered Files

Figure 4: Recovered Files

Step 5: At last save recovery session to avoid rescanning of volume in future.

Restore Deleted Files From Mac Time Machine - Save Recovery Session

Figure 5: Save Recovery Session