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How to Recover Deleted Files on Mac OS for Free

Have you deleted a particular document from your Mac PC and discovered it was helpful later? Don’t panic! You can still recover deleted files on your Mac. What if I have already emptied the recycle bin, you ask? There are still chances to recover deleted data on your Mac PC.

When you delete files from your PC, you actually delete the links building to them, but not the files themselves. Since these files remain somewhere on your computer, you just need to find them and recover. But in case, the files have been overwritten, there is hardly a chance to retrieve them.

In our today’s coverage, we’re going to discuss how to recover deleted files from your Mac PC. Actually, there are two ways. You can either get your files back with the built-in Time Machine or you can use Disk Drill.

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How to Restore Deleted Files on Mac with Time Machine

Have you ever heard of Time Machine? It’s an amazing built-in feature for every Mac user. What does it do? Time Machine backs up all your computer data. However, you need an external hard drive for Time Machine to back up your data. Then you can use this hard drive as a backup driver.

Have you already backed up your data? Lucky you are! Don’t know how to recover files with Time Machine? Here’s a brief step-by-step instruction.

Step-by-Step Guide to Restore Files with Time Machine

  • Find and launch Time Machine on your Mac PC
  • Open its menu
  • Look for files you need to restore
  • Pick up a file and tap the space bar to make a preview
  • Restore it

How to Recover Deleted Files on Mac with Disk Drill for Free

A vast number of people do not bother about a full backup of their files stored on Mac. But still, you can recover deleted files on your Mac with Disk Drill even if you have never made a backup of your files.

Disk Drill is an easy-to-use and reliable recovery tool that can help you recover deleted Mac files from your internal hard drive as well as from any other digital storage device.

The app can restore files even if there’s no recovery partition or the disk is corrupted or damaged. Disk Drill features an improved recovery algorithm for quick and safe file recovery.

Step-by-step Guide to Recover Deleted Files with Disk Drill

  • Download and install Disk Drill
  • Find “diskdrill.dmg” file in Downloads
  • Double click on the file and drag it to Applications
  • Launch the app
  • Follow its on-screen instructions
  • Find and restore deleted files

To Wrap Up

So the above are two ways to restore your deleted files. In case, you make regular backups, choose Time Machine. But if there is no backup data at all, you may take advantage of Disk Drill to recover all lost data.

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