How to Retrieve Deleted Files on Mac

Sometimes you may need to retrieve deleted files on your Mac computer. Usually when you need to delete a file, you may drag it to the trash bin, or right click and choose “Delete”, which also puts your file to trash bin. In this case, you can retrieve the deleted files directly from trash bin. But what if you have emptied the trash bin, or directly clicked “Command + Del” to delete the files?

To retrieve deleted files that are no longer in trash bin, Leawo Data Recovery for Mac will help you. It is a professional data retrieve tool for you to get deleted files back. This hard drive recovery software is workable for all major file systems so you are able to achieve HFS+ recovery, FAT16/32 recovery and NTFS/NTFS5 recovery. The data recovering process is done in the RAM to avoid second-damage of the hard disk.

Follow the guide below to learn how to retrieve deleted files on Mac using Leawo Data Recovery for Mac.

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Select Disk

Free download and install this software on your Mac, click “File Recovery” and select the drive or volume once the deleted files were stored. If needed, go to “More Options” panel and pick up the target file types for scanning. All file types will be scanned by default. To save your time, you can “For deleted files” option so as to scan the deleted data files only.


In this step you scan and analyze the data files comprehensively. Deleted files will be found immediately and listed in this step.

Select Files to Recover

All the deleted files will be listed in different formats at the left and you can also preview them at the right section. Pick up those you need and only by simple clicking on the “Recover” button data recovery process will start automatically.


You should retrieve the deleted files to another disk on Mac to avoid overwritten on the source disk, which may cause permanent damage.

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