Recover Deleted Files on Mac after Reinstall

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

How to recover deleted Mac files after reinstallation?

Hi there..! I like to share my problem that is troubling me a lot. While I was reinstalling my Mac operating system, I realized that I forgot to take the backup of few files, which were stored on the desktop, download folder and documents folder. However, it was too late for any kind of rescue process as reinstallation process was nearly getting complete and I knew that I deleted all those files by not creating its backup. However, I tried system restore thinking that I might get back those files as those deleted files had great importance. Sadly I didn’t, as files deleted after Mac reinstallation process can’t be recovered using system restore. I am so tensed that I am not able to decide what to do and what not to do. Please help me out and suggest me some method using which I can restore deleted files from Mac after reinstallation. Thank you.

It’s commonly seen that most of the users backup their data from volume / partition but forget to take backup of files that are present on desktop, download folder, document folder, etc. This negligence at time may make you pay a heavy prize. However, one good thing is that, there is never too late for recovery of deleted files on Mac after reinstallation of OS, but you should do it before saving any new data on that drive. Because, if your deleted files are protected from overwriting then using a trustworthy retrieval tool you can effectively get back erased files after reinstallation. Read out remaining text to get an idea about how one can lose files when reinstallation is done and some useful tips to avoid data loss.

When and how?

When is Mac reinstallation done? For this question different users have different answer, but common ones are listed below:-

  • When Mac system registry issues are raised or encountered, Mac reinstallation is preferred
  • When you come across issues like virus infection, slow processing speed, etc
  • When your Mac system fails to boot
  • While repartitioning the volumes you may reinstall the same Mac OS X

How one can lose data after Mac reinstallation?

  • Whenever files or Mac system gets infected with severe virus attack and problem still persist in spite of running antivirus scan then one may go for formatting and reinstallating OS and may fail to secure backup of data and suffer data loss
  • Incorrect reinstallation of Mac OS may become a prime reason for losing files and data
  • Un-mounting volumes may lead to loss of files, etc
  • Use of unreliable third party tools for OS reinstallation may result in deletion of files on Mac

Useful tips..!

  • Do not attempt task like reinstallation, repartitioning or reformatting until you are well aware of these tasks
  • Once you delete files on Mac avoid using the system until complete recovery is done
  • Always do maintain a good backup of files that you require the most
  • Protect your system from viruses by installing the updated Antivirus application

Unbeatable Mac file recovery tool – Remo Recover!

Remo Recover is a commanding tool that is particularly developed for Macintosh users to retrieve deleted files after Mac reinstallation, repartitioning, reformatting and other type of data catastrophes. Software makes use of advance searching algorithms to recover deleted files on Mac after reinstallation. However, the tool has easy to understand and simple to use GUI that helps its user to execute re-installed Mac deleted file recovery without any difficulty. Software is integrated with effective recovery methods and guarantee absolute Mac deleted files recovery after reinstallation. Tool is well compatible with Mac Lion, Mountain Lion, Snow Leopard and other editions of Mac.


Steps to restore deleted files from Mac after reinstall:

Step 1: Download and Install the trial version of the Remo Recover software on your Mac machine and launch the software. You will see the main screen with three options as illustrated in figure 1. Click on "Recover Volumes/Drives".

Restore Deleted Files from Mac after Reinstall - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: In order to retrieve deleted files after Mac reinstall, select "Formatted /Re-Formatted Recovery" option as illustrated in figure 2.

Recovery of Deleted Files on Mac after Reinstallation - Select Formatted /Re-Formatted Recovery

Figure 2: Select Formatted /Re-Formatted Recovery

Step 3: Now select the hard disk on which you reinstalled Mac OS as illustrated in figure 3.

Mac Deleted Files Recovery after Reinstallation - Select Drive

Figure 3: Select Drive

Step 4: Software takes few minutes and display you with the list of recovered data from hard drive, as illustrated in figure 4.

Re-Installed Mac Deleted File Recovery - List Recovered Data

Figure 4: List Recovered Data