Macbook Air Recovery: How to Recover Data from MacBook Air

Stop searching around for how to recover deleted files from MacBook Air. This article walks you through how to perform MacBook Air recovery in 3 steps and get data back.

Can I recover deleted files from MacBook Air?

I need to recover data from my MacBook Air. The problem is that I deleted all personal data on it because I wanted to sell it. But I forgot to make a backup of the deleted data. Now I’m so regretful. Is there any MacBook Air data recovery utility that would be able to help me?

MacBook Air data can be lost due to deletion, accidental formatting, virus attack and so on. Whenever the data was lost from your MacBook Air, it will be marked as inaccessible file before new data overwrites it. So we suggest you not to use your MacBook Air after data loss, till you get back your lost data. The core question is how to recover deleted files from MacBook Air. Well, move ahead and get the solution for MacBook file recovery.

Part 1. The Best Data Recovery Software for MacBook Air

Whatever reasons that cause file lost or deleted from your MacBook Air, Recoverit Data Recovery for Mac is one of the most efficient MacBook Air recovery programs for you to recover a variety of files from it, including photos, videos, document files, emails, etc. By installing it on your MacBook Air, you’ll be able to recover lost data from various storage devices like external hard drive, digital camera, flash drive, memory card, etc.

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Recoverit - The Best MacBook File Recovery Software

  • Recover documents, photos, videos, emails and more from MacBook Air.
  • Recover 1000+ types and formats of files in different data loss situations.
  • Scan and preview the files before you recover them from all storage devices.
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Video Tutorial on MacBook Air Data Recovery

Here is the video tutorial that teaches you how to perform MacBook Air data recovery in 3 steps and minutes.


Part 2. How to Recover Deleted Files from MacBook Air

To recover deleted files from MacBook Air, you can run Recoverit Data Recovery for Mac on your MacBook Air and follow the next simple steps.

Note: Please do not install the MacBook Air recovery program on the hard drive partition where your files were lost.

Step 1 Select a MacBook Air drive

Launch Recoverit and the program will display all partitions on your MacBook Air.
To recover deleted files from MacBook Air, you just need to select the right one and hit on "Start" button to begin scanning.

If you are going to recover data from external storage device, please ensure that it can be well-connected with your MacBook Air notebook. You can also directly turn to this page for the specific solution - How to Recover Data from External Hard Drive on Mac.

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Step 2 Scan MacBook Air Partition

The MacBook Air recovery tool will immediately start an all-around scan on your computer to deeply search for the deleted files. Leave it scanning and wait for a bit while.

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Step 3 Recover Data from MacBook Air

When the scan is over, all found data will be displayed in the left of the window. You can view file names to check how many files you will be able to retrieve. And you will even be able to preview image files.

Then in the end, you just need to select files and click "Recover" button to save them. After recovering deleted files, please select a new partition to keep the recovered files so as to avoid them from being overwritten.

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Note: We highly recommend you to make backup for important files on your MacBook Air. Learn How to Backup Your Mac.

Note: Recover Lost Mac Data under Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)

Due to macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) requirement, Mac users are not allowed an access to the built-in system drive from any apps. Therefore, if you need to restore lost data from the system disk under macOS 10.13, please "disable System Integrity Protection" first.

How to disable "System Integrity protection"? Please follow the steps below.

Step 1On hearing the startup chime, reboot the Mac and hold down "Command + R" keys simultaneously to boot OS X into Recovery Mode.

Step 2When the "OS X Utilities" screen appears, pull down the "Utilities" menu at the top of the screen instead, and choose "Terminal".

Step 3In the "Terminal" window, type in "csrutil disable" and press "Enter" then restart your Mac.

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