How to Recover Deleted Files and Folders on Mac

This article we'll introduce the best Mac file recovery software to help you recover deleted/lost files and folders on Mac.

Can I Recover Deleted Folder on Mac?
I accidentally deleted the whole family folder on my Macbook Pro. I dragged the folder to trash folder and then emptied it. I have many precious family videos and pictures on that folder. Any reliable file recovery software to help recover deleted folder on Mac? Best regards.

If you have made the backup of the folder with Time Machine, you can recover deleted folders from 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 File Recovery software.

Part 1. The Best Deleted Files Recovery Software for Mac

Recoverit Data Recovery is such a folder recovery 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 data recovery tool is fully compatible with Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, etc.

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Recoverit Data Recovery - The Best Deleted Files Recovery Software

  • Recover deleted folders and files from Macbook effectively, safely and completely.
  • Recover lost folders due to accidental deletion, formatted hard disk, virus attack or system crashed.
  • Recover deleted files and folders like photos, office document with high success rate.
  • Supported OS: Mac OS 10.13, macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista.

Video Tutorial on How to Recover Deleted Files and Folders on Mac

The Next video tutorial we will show you how to recover deleted files from Mac trash, also you can check the specific steps to recover deleted folders on Part 2.


Part 2. How to Recover Deleted Folder and Files 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. If you are wokring on Windows computer, you can check the guide and learn how to recover deleted folder in Windows.

Step 1 Select a Location to Get Started

Launch Recoverit Data Recovery Software, to recover deleted folder on Mac, you need select a location or hard disk where your folder or files deleted or lost from.

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Step 2 Scan the Partition or Disk

Recoverit Mac File Recovery will start scan and search your deleted files and folders on Mac, it will take for a while to deep scan and search more file from Mac.

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Step 3 Preview and Recover deleted folder from Mac

After the scanning, you can select recovered deleted folder and preview some recoverable files like photos, pictures and images. 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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