I think most of us have ever met the situation like-accidentally deleted the files from you Mac PC or formatted the drive and then realized the files in the drive are still needed. We need to admit that most of the file loss problems are caused by our mistakenly action but not the OS crash or the hard drive corruption (though sometimes it does caused by them).
So we have to sit in front of our computer, grab our hair, beat our nail, type words about data recovery on Google to search the method for Mac file recovery. But it doesn’t help ’cause most of us are not the expert who has the ability to handle this situation and what’s worst is the more we operate our computer or devices which the lost files were store there, the less chance we have to recover the lost files due to some wrong operation we do on our computer when you are trying the “method” you search on Google. What now?
This article is written for you who need to get files back after the file loss happen.
Basics of Mac File Recovery
As we all know, If you simply put files in the Trash you can restore them by opening the Trash (left-click on the Trash icon) and drag the files from the Trash to your Desktop or other desired location. OS X also provides a short-cut to undo the last item moved to the Trash-press COMMAND-Z.
If you empty the Trash the files are gone. If a program does an immediate delete rather than moving files to the Trash, then the files are gone. Recovery is possible but you must not allow any additional writes to the hard drive – shut it down. When files are deleted only the directory entries, not the files themselves are deleted, is modified.
The space occupied by the files has been returned to the system as available for storage, but the files are still on the drive. Writing to the drive will then eventually overwrite the space once occupied by the deleted files in which case the files are lost permanently. Also if you save a file over an existing file of the same name, then the old file is overwritten and cannot be recovered.
Profession of File Recovery
The professional way to recover deleted or lost files is to using the data recovery software. So the most important thing for you to consider is that how to choose the right software.
Unfortunately, most of the software which can offer you the help in file recovery is not free because the recovery process is complicated though lots of the programs offer you only few simple steps to preform it (we will talk about this later in this article). We won’t talk about the price here but only the function and the points we need to pay attention to.
The first thing you need to pay attention to is that the software must be safe for you. When you run the software to recover the files, it cannot do read or write operation to your files because this may make the file overwritten situation.
The second thing is that the software you choose will offer you the useful function to scan and recover the files. As we said above, recovery process is a complicated thing that we normal users may not understand. So the software should be easy-to-use, that means the software should offer user simple steps to process the complicated process.
The last but not least, when the files are recovered but the recovered files are not in the original quality, we can say that the software is useless. So the recovery ability is the main point to judge if the software.
Get back the lost files with the right software you choose is a good thing for you, but why not make the file recovery does not happen in your lives? So remember this: Build a backup for your files is a good habit for your files safety.
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