Introduction

Numerous times a user move an unwanted file to trash and delete using empty trash command. Doing this is as simple as that in Mac OS X. To move a file in trash simple right click the file and hit 'Move to trash' option. With the keyboard select the file and hit the 'Command-Delete' button. To Empty a Trash simply select 'Shift-Command-Delete' and to Empty Trash without confirmation dialog press Option-Shift-Command-Delete.

Download a free demo version of Mac file recovery software. Install it on your Mac and launch the user interface to begin.
  • Download a free demo version of Mac file recovery software. Install it on your Mac and launch the user interface to begin.

In the software interface, find the 'Deleted File Recovery' feature from the menu and click it to proceed.
  • In the software interface, find the 'Deleted File Recovery' feature from the menu and click it to proceed.

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After doing that, you need to select the hard drive or the volumes from the left side display. Here you can either choose the main hard drive or the selected volume. In the past if you have deleted many files then you can select the main hard drive. Once you select a volume or the hard drive upon which the action has to be taken, hit the 'Continue'
  • After doing that, you need to select the hard drive or the volumes from the left side display. Here you can either choose the main hard drive or the selected volume. In the past if you have deleted many files then you can select the main hard drive. Once you select a volume or the hard drive upon which the action has to be taken, hit the 'Continue'

Now the scanning of the selected volume/hard drive begins. The software scans the entire hard drive scanning for the deleted files. It may take more or less of the time depending upon the size of the hard drive. After the scan is over, user can see a list of files that can be recovered in a tree structure.
  • Now the scanning of the selected volume/hard drive begins. The software scans the entire hard drive scanning for the deleted files. It may take more or less of the time depending upon the size of the hard drive. After the scan is over, user can see a list of files that can be recovered in a tree structure.

Hit the "Recover button to save deleted files on Mac OS X”. The deleted data is now saved on the specified location on the hard drive of OS X.
Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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