For Mac users it is not strange that once the files get deleted from the system it re-directs to the Trash Bin & is recoverable. But if you have emptied the Trash Bin then all the files present there gets erased. When you clear or empty the Trash Bin you just lose the access to file from the system. The space occupied by erased files is just marked as "available to reuse", so the deleted files remain intact physically on the Mac hard drive until they are overwritten by any other files. The files will be gone forever from the drive when they are overwritten by new files. So to prevent overwriting you need to stop using the Mac drive immediately if we want to get back all deleted data from Mac Trash. For restoring files deleted from Mac trash make use of Mac disk recovery software
- Clicking on “Empty Trash” option: If you click on “Empty Trash” option by mistake then all the files that were stored in the Trash Bin gets erased. Generally, when you delete files from the Mac drive, they get stored in the Trash Bin and those files can be restored back easily. Once you empty the Trash Bin then you cannot get back the files from it. Only a reliable Recovery Program can help you.
- Using Shift + Command +Delete keys: You might have deleted the files from Trash using Shift+ Command +Delete keys accidentally. This process of deletion operation erases all the files from Trash by emptying it. It is a shortcut method to empty the Trash Bin in Mac Operating System.
- Using Cut +Paste option: If you copy your files from Mac system to external HDD using cut & paste option & by any chance your external storage device is removed or pulled out abruptly without proper exit option then your files may go missing from your system. While using this option the files gets removed from the source location to get copied in the destined location. So any interruption in the process will cause loss of files from the machine
Mac disk recovery which is also an efficient file scanning tool can be used to restore data that are deleted accidentally by emptying Trash bin. It can retrieve various types of files like documents, images, videos, songs that were erased when you emptied your Trash Bin. A person without technical knowledge can also restore files without any hurdles. You can also perform scanning with this Mac recovery software within a few mouse clicks. This software has the facility to search all the deleted files based on their signature. You can also retrieve damaged hard drive files after formatting or reformatting, partition error, malware infection, file system corruption, bad sectors in HDD, etc. And after the restoration procedure is over you can also preview the file before retrieving it. This helps in restoring correct file. It uses a strong scanning technique to locate & restore almost around 300 file types from Mac Operating System. Click here to know how you can retrieves files from corrupted USB drive & other storage media like external HDD, flash memory card, iPod devices, flash memory card, etc.
Procedure to get missing files back from Mac Trash
Step 1: Install Mac Drive Recovery software and then launching it, select “Recover Files” from the welcome screen.
Step 2: After that, a new screen will appear where you need to select “Recover Deleted Files”option from the screen.
Step 3: Select the Mac drive to start the recovery program and after that go to next step.
Step 4: Once the scanning process gets over, you can preview the restored documents in a organized manner by clicking on "Preview" option.