I just deleted all my folders on Mac by accident, I dragged what I thought was a shortcut across to the trash, and emptied it, there are lots of my favorite videos and movies. I did not use secure empty trash. Is there any way to get my deleted folders back? — question from Mac Rumors.

If you have encountered the similar problem, no worry, you can find the solution here. You should know that in this case, when you delete the folders, it is just the system hidden the deleted folder and mark the space as free. So it is easy to recover deleted folerd on Mac.

So, Is There Any Way to Recover Deleted Folders on Mac

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Sometimes a folder might even be deleted by mistake or gone from your Mac, external hard drive, mp3/mp4 players or other storage devices because of you improper operation. However, this does not mean that your data will be lost forever. Your deleted folders will be retrieved if you use the right program. But make sure you have not added any new files to your Mac, or you can find the deleted folders from trash directly.

iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac can help you get deleted folders back on your Mac (macOS 10.13 High Sierra included). It also can restore any kind of files like videos, audios, folders, photos etc. you lost from your Mac, USB hard drive, SD card, Cell Phone, Camcorder/camera and so on or anything else that you have used on your Mac. The program will scan your drives and any attachments on your Mac in different ways to find out your lost files that stored in the computer's hard drive.

Why Choose iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac to Recover Deleted Folders

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Powerful Recovery

Recover folders from Mac hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, Memory card and many more storage media

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Comprehensive Recovery Solutions

Recover lost folder on Mac with locating to specific file types

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Support All Files

You can recover folders, partitions as well as files like images, videos, audio files, documents and more on Mac device

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Powerful Scan and Preview

Quick scan scans your drive quickly and deep scan will scan the drive completely. The application allows you to preview found files with original names and structures before recovery

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Flexible Recovery Operations

It enables you to pause and continue scanning and recovery whenever you want

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Safe and East-to-use

The scan is definitely risk-free and you don't need special skills and knowledge to process the recovery

How to Restore Deleted/Lost Folder on Mac (Including macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra and El Capitan)

Step 1 Choose a Data Recovery Mode

Open iSkysoft folder recovery software installed on your Mac (macOS High Sierra supported) from the Applications folder. In the primary window, choose the file types of your lost data. It will recover lost files and folders with its original names. If you want to recover folders from an external device, connect it to your Mac before starting iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac.

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Step 2 Select a Drive and Start Scanning Lost Folders and Files

Choose the drive you want to recover folders and files from and click the "Start" button on bottom to scan all folders and files on the selected drive. If your drive isn't included in the list, click the "Refresh" icon on the right of "External Removable Device" to take a look.

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Step 3 Preview and Recover Scanned Folders and Files on Mac

It won't take long for the program to find the lost folders and files. When it's ready, find your lost folders on the left hand side and all its files will be display at the bottom list. To recover all files in a folder, tick the checkbox of the folder in the left folder tree, and click the "Recover" button on top. In the window that shows up, select a folder you want to save the file to and click "OK" to start recovering the whole folders.

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Note: As we know, macOS High Sierra new version do not allow its users to access to built-in system drive from any apps, so you need to disable SIP on Mac at first before you start recovery.

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Some Acknowledgements You Should Keep in Mind

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Free Folder Recovery on Mac?

There're no free Mac data recovery program in the market. But if your folders haven't been removed from Trash or they have already been stored in Time Machine backup, you'll restore all them freely in no time. If so, there is no need to take iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac as a try, though it's really powerful.

Tips for Deleted Folder Recovery on Mac

Actually, due to the special features of digital data, the deleted folders (even if they have been removed from Trash) will be marked as inaccessible data on the drive still. But when they're overwritten by new data, it'll be impossible to get them back. So you'd better stop using your Mac or that drive immediately to avoid overwritten and increase the possibility of folder recovery.

You're highly recommended to make a backup or copy of important folders and data on a safe storage in case they might be lost due to your accidental deletion, drive formatting, system error or even virus infection.

Time Machine can only do so much when it comes to data recovery. I found that for my clients who have had no luck with their recovery efforts, they have all found success when I recommend to them this software. By far worth the money, the free trial will show you that.

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