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In computing, files could be lost due to so many reasons, like accidental deletion, computer crashed, virus infection, formatting, and other improper operation. If you're lucky, you may get them back from Trash. Unfortunately, people usually deleted their files and immediately empty Trash. Once this becomes one of your habit, chances are that you ever lost your important files and tried to retrieve them. So have you succeeded or not?

1 Recover Deleted Files with Mac Data Recovery Software

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In fact, most deleted or formatted files can be recovered as long as you realize that early and know how to protect your data - simply stop using your hard drive, USB drive or memory card. There are many data recovery application on the market. Although guaranteeing file recovery is impossible, iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac (macOS 10.12 Sierra) does its best to help you get back all your files "physically" existing files on the your drive. Not only does it recover files from Mac hard drive, but restores files you lost from your USB Flash drive, memory stick, digital camera, SD card, and other external storage media.


Key Features of iSkysoft File Recovery for Mac

  • Scan and recover deleted, formatted and lost files .
  • Supports Mac hard drives, USB drive and most external storage devices.
  • Lost Data Recovery mode restores lost files with original file names and folders.
  • Available to recover lost files based on file types like JPG, MOV, MP3, PAGES, ZIP, EML.
  • Supports all popular file systems like FAT16, FAT32, HFS+, exFAT, NTFS, and HFSX
  • Preview images, songs, video, archives and documents before recovery.

All Regular File Formats Are Supported

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Supported File Formats

  Photo

PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, TIF, PSD, RAW, CRW, ARWCR2, NEF, ORF, RAF, SR2, MRW, DCR, WMF, DNG, ERF, AI, XCF, DWG, X3F

Video/Audio

MP4, M4V, AVI, MOV, 3GP, 3G2, MKV, MXF, WMV, ASF, FLV, SWF, MPEG, MPG, RM(RMVB)

MP3, M4A, AIF, AIFF, WAV, WMA, MID, MIDI, OGG, AAC

Document

PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, PAGES, KEY, NUMBERS, CWK, HTML, HTM, INDD, EPS, VSD, ODT, ODP, ODS, ODG, ODF, RTF, PLIST, TAX, MAT

Archive/Email

ZIP, RAR, BZip2, 7z, SIT, SITX

EML, EMLX, PST, DBX, MSG

2 How to Recovery Files on Mac (macOS Sierra Included)

With iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac application, you can quickly recover deleted files. Or if necessary, use the Raw Data Recovery mode to restore files completely on your Mac. Now download and install this file recovery Mac application, and follow easy steps to recover lost files.

Step 1: Open iSkysoft File Recovery on your Mac from Applications folder or any folder you've installed it to. And then choose the data types that you wish to recover in the following steps. Then click "Next".

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Step 2: Choose the drive you want to recover files from and click "Start" to scan files on the selected drive. If your drive is not included in the list, click the refresh icon to have a try.

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Step 3: When scanning complete, use the "Search" and "Filter" features to find your lost files quickly. Find your wanted files and preview them. To recover a file, check the box before it and click the "Recover" button on top. In the window that opens, choose a folder you want to save the file to and click "OK" to start file recovery.

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If you don't find your wanted data from the scanned results, there is a "Deep Scan" option for you to let the program scan deep into your mac and find more recoverable files. In this mode, you can selectively recover thousands of files like the the screenshot below.

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3 Why Is It Possible to Recover Files on Mac?

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The files you've deleted from your computer or on a formatted hard drive won't be erased immediately. By the deletion or formatting operation, your computer only deletes the catalog, but the files themselves are still existing in the file system. However, those files are inaccessible by general users. To recover lost files, you need to rely on data recovery applications like iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac. Keep in mind that once your deleted or formatted files are overwritten by new files, you lost them permanently. That's why there is no data recovery software can guarantee a 100% recovery. It really depends.



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