“While clearing the contents of Trash, I accidently pressed on ‘Empty Trash’ option on MacBook Air. Later I found out that those deleted files are very important to me. Due to my negligence I lost those files. Can anyone please help me to bring back erased files from MacBook Air? Thanks in advance”
MacBook Air is a Macintosh ultraportable notebook computer designed and developed by Apple Inc. Corporation. The Air was designed to balance both performance and portability. It also employs solid-state flash memory i.e. 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB for mass storage instead of a hard drive. MacBook Air provides useful features like Intel dual core Core i5 processor, Multi-Touch trackpad for cursor control, optional wired Ethernet-to-USB adapter, optional external dual-layer-burning, slot-loading SuperDrive and so on.
Mac Trash acts as a temporary storage partition to store files which are deleted from Mac system. Along with the files, it can also store some details of file such as size, date of deletion, original location, etc. Trash will be having 10% of total capacity of Mac hard drive.
Here there are some scenarios for files loss or deletion on MacBook Air:
- If you use “Command + Shift + Delete + Option” combination key to empty Trash then it will erase entire files permanently from MacBook Air
- When you accidentally format Mac hard drive, entire data from Mac OS will be deleted Emptying Trash Bin without checking its contents wipes entire files from MacBook Air
- Deleting files from Trash Bin on MacBook Air, thinking that those files are not required for future use
In some circumstance, Mac users may delete crucial files from MacBook Air as mentioned above. This erased files will be stored in Trash Bin and they can restore it back from Trash until emptying it. Otherwise they can prefer file recovery application to retrieve files back from MacBook Air.
Mac file recovery software:
Mac user can recover files from Trash MacBook Air with the help of Mac File Recover tool. This application has ability to restore documents, pages, presentations, generic media files, compressed files, Office files and many other file types based on their file size, file name, date of creation, file extension, etc. on MacBook Air. It can regain files from Mac system after accidental formatting of its hard disk or volume corruption. Along with MacBook Air, it can retrieve deleted files from Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, Mac and iMac Pro Apple system. Further file recovery utility can retrieve deleted, lost, formatted data from Mac volumes / drives with HFS, HFS+, HFSX, FAT and ExFAT file systems. File recovery Mac tool can be utilized on Mac Leopard, Mac Snow Leopard, Mac Mountain Lion, Mac Lion and Mac Mavericks operating systems.
Steps to regain files from trash MacBook Air:
Download and install Mac File Recovery software to MacBook Air -> Once installation gets completed, launch the application and follow on screen instructions-> On next screen it provides two options namely “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”-> Select any one option based on file loss situation -> By clicking “Next” button program will display all drives associated with Mac system-> Choose the volume on Mac drive from where files have to be rescued -> Further choose the file type showing file extension or else you can select all file types-> Next software begins scanning the entire volume to find erased files->After scanning process gets completes it will display list of recovered files from Mac system-> Can preview the restored files by using two options “Data View or File Type View”->Finally save the result in desired destination by clicking “Save” button.