Thursday, April 4, 2013

Reclaiming Files Removed from the Trash Bin in Mac

Emptying Trash removes all the files it stores permanently from the system just like when you delete a file pressing ‘Shift+Del’. Here, permanent deletion directs that you will not be able to restore these files afterward. People are often seen deleting the files and folders by pressing ‘Shift+Del’ instead of only ‘Del’ that makes them suffer from unintentional data loss situations. Alternatively, even if it was a simple deletion (Del), they go for emptying trash instantly.

Emptying trash displays a warning message, “Are you sure you want to permanently erase the items in the Trash?”  You can’t undo this action.
After losing some important files, they might think of a tool that can help them recover Mac files.

Deleting a File

Deleting a file or folder that is no longer of use should be a simple deletion i.e. right click the file or folder and select ‘Move to Trash’ from the options so that it can be restored later if required. On the contrary, you go for ‘Shift+Del’ that does not move it to Trash, but permanently deletes it.

When you delete a file, or format a volume or a hard drive using Disk Utility, it performs a Quick Erase of data. Erasing a single file or folder simply removes the entry of that particular file from the disk directory and marks the memory it was allocated as Available. However, the whole disk directory is replaced with a new one, if you go for a complete volumes or hard drive formatting. The file structure of the concerned disk is not affected at all, which means the overall data remains intact. You can Recover Mac files using commercial data recovery software for Mac operating system.

What after Deletion

Do not reuse the memory vacated after accidental deletion of any file or after formatting a volume/hard drive, if possible. Reusing this memory overwrites the emptied memory blocks and the chances of data recovery diminish.
Recovering Deleted Files

There are several data recovery software available on the Internet that are able to undelete all files from the Mac volume/hard drive lost either by emptying Trash or after formatting a volumes/hard drive. An efficient Mac data recovery software performs a thorough scan on the source drive in order to undelete the data. Though recovered data from a volume or USB flash drive can be restored to another Mac volume, restoring a hard drive requires another hard drive greater in size as compared to the source drive to save all of your data.

Note: - Always keep a latest backup of your data.

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