Recover Deleted Media Files Mac

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

How to recover deleted media files from Mac?

It is very disappointing when you come to know that you have lost your media files. Media files such as photos and videos play a vital role in your life, since it holds the memories of the time spent with your family and friends. No one ever wishes to lose such valuable files. Since these media files are so much treasured they are saved in digital forms on computers.  These digital media files are generated on a digital camera or mobiles and later transferred to the Mac machines for storage.

Mac machines modern machines developed by Apple. This system is well known for its security features and graphical user interface. You transfer and store your media files from all digital cameras to the Mac drives easily, by just connecting the two devices. But like other operating system, there are chances of data loss from Mac machine too. There are many factors that trigger data loss on Macintosh system. Have you deleted your media file saved on Mac computer? Stay calm!!! Your deleted files are always recoverable. To know how continue reading this page.

What happens when a file is deleted?

Technically, in file deletion the data is not deleted. In computers, every file saved on the hard disk has its location entry on the index table. It table contains the file pointer using which the operating system retrieves the file from the specified location, whenever the user request for it. In actuality, when you remove a file from the computer, it is not the file that is removed, but its file pointer from the index table. This makes the file inaccessible, since the OS will not be able to find the location of the file to retrieve it, though the file remains intact in the same location.

Is it possible to recover deleted media files from Mac?

Yes, deleted media files can be easily recovered. For that you need to take the aid of specialized software called recovery tools. You can make use of advanced and skilled software like Remo Recover to recover deleted media files Mac. This software can perform a deep can on your Macintosh drives and perform Mac media recovery within a couple of minutes. It can identify your deleted media files using its file signature and makes it accessible for users.

Factors that cause deletion of media files from Mac computer:

  • Improper transfer of media files due to interruption
  • Attack on files by infectious programs
  • Accidental formatting of Mac drives/volumes
  • Improper system termination when files are opened
  • Catalog File corruption
  • Errors in Journal file
  • Unintentional file deletion


Splendid Features of Remo Recover:

  • Facilitates a “Preview” option that aids viewing of restored file before saving the file
  • Provides option to save the current scanned results for use in future
  • Helps to save restored files in any desired location
  • Compatible to restore media for Mac versions such as Mac Lion, Mac Leopard, Mac Snow Leopard and Mac Mountain Lion
  • Easy to use interface that helps to recover deleted media files Mac without any technical aid
  • Aids recovering of media file types such as photos, videos, graphics and music files of different file variants



Easy steps to perform mac deleted media file recovery:

Step 1: Firstly, download the software on your computer and select “Recover Photos” option when the main screen is launched

Recover Deleted Media Files Mac - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Next select "Recover Deleted Photos" on the second screen and proceed to select the drive on which you wish to perform a recovery

Mac Media Recovery - Select Volume

Figure 2: Select Volume

Step 3: Wait for a while still the scan completes. Now select the recovered files and save it back to the system.

Mac Deleted Media File Recovery - Recovered Photos

Figure 3: Recovered Photos


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