How to Recover Deleted Folder on Mac

Can I Recover Deleted Folder on Mac?

I accidentally deleted the whole family folder on my Macbook Pro accidentally. I dragged the folder to Trash folder and then emptied it. I have many precious family videos and pictures on that folder. I need to recover the folder and please do give me some suggestions. Best regards.

If you have made the backup of the folder with Time Machine, you can recover deleted folder on Time Machine. If you haven’t, you don’t have to be too worried too. Indeed, the deleted folder will be marked as inaccessible data on your Mac. So, as long as the deleted folder has not been overwritten by new data on your Mac, you can possibly restore it with the help of Recoverit Mac deleted folder recovery software.

Part 1. Recoverit - The Best Mac Folder Recovery Software

Recoverit Mac Folder Recovery is such a program that helps you to recover deleted folder on Mac effortlessly, no matter folders on your Mac are lost because of deletion, formatting or even corruption. With the help of it, you can easily recover almost all file types from your lost Mac folder, including photos, audio files, videos, document files, archive files and more. Currently, this tool is fully compatible with Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, etc.

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Recoverit - The Best Mac Folder Recovery Software

  • Recover lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, emails from any storage device effectively, safely and completely.
  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera and camcorders.
  • Supports to recover data for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, system crash under different situations.

Part 2. How to Recover Deleted Folder on Mac with Recoverit Data Recovery

Download and install Recoverit folder recovery software on your Mac. Please do not install the app on partition/volume that your folder is deleted from on your Mac.

Step 1 Choose data recovery scenario to start Mac deleted folder recovery

To recover deleted folder on Mac, select the option of "Deleted Files Recovery" to start

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Step 2 Scan the partition that the folder was deleted from

After scanning, found contents on the scanned partition will be displayed in "File View" or "Tree View" on the window.

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Step 3 All Around Recovery for more results

If you could not find out what you lost after the quick scan, you can choose "All Around Recovery" to have a deeper scan which will search more file and take more time.

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Step 4 Preview and Recover deleted folder on Mac

You can select your deleted folder and view how many of files on it can be recovered. Then you just need to mark the folder or files you want to recover and click "Recover" to save them back to your Mac.

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Note: To avoid data overwritten, please do not save the recovered folder or files back to the original partition/volume.

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 1Reboot the Mac and hold down"Command + R" keys simultaneously after you hear the startup chime, this will 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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