There are two solutions to recover Text files: repair a corrupt Text file or recover a deleted or lost text file. Recoverit or Recoverit for Mac is fast and safe Text recovery program for you to recover deleted Text files from your computer, external hard drive, storage devices SD card and other storage devices.
You can download a trial version of Recoverit data recovery software to scan your device and recover up to 500MB files for free (full version will be needed if you want to recover more). Normally if your lost Text files have not been overwritten or damaged, you can recover them.
To recover deleted or lost Text files, select the option of "Deleted Files Recovery" mode to start.
In this step, hard drives and external storage devices will all be detected by this program. You just need to select the hard drive where you lost Text files to scan. It will start a quick scan after you click the "Start" button.
Note: If you can't find the targeted text files after the quick scan, please try "All-Around Recovery" option to start a deep scan.
When the can finished, the found files will be listed in folders or by categoriy You can preview names of found Text files to check whether they are files you want to retrieve or not.
In the end, you just need to select Text files you want to recover and then click "Recover" to save them on your Mac
Note: For the safety of recovery, please do not save the recovered file back to the original logical drive or external storage device.
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 restrart your Mac.