How to Restore iTunes Files from Trash on Mac?

“Have you erased any music file from iTunes and tried to search on internet about how to recover them? This page describes how to restore iTunes files from Trash on Mac with ease. Proceed to read.

ITunes is application developed by Apple .Inc for Mac and also for Windows system. You can save required audios, pictures, and movies in iTunes Library. You can buy online audios and other media files in various gadgets and Mac machine using iTunes installed on it.

However, let’s consider a scenario when you notice unwanted iTunes files on Mac computer. While erasing useless files from iTunes, you have mistakenly selected some vital iTunes files and clicked ‘Move to Trash’. Afterward you are in need of those iTunes files very badly but wonder how to restore them. Because most of the Mac users think if iTunes file is deleted from Mac it’s gone forever. But it is as simple as possible. Just Open Trash and look for required iTunes file and then click on ‘Put Back’ option. It will transfer trashed files to its original destination from where you have deleted them. But, if you have removed those iTunes files from Trash then there is no other way to get back such files. There are some more reasons wherein iTunes files may go missing or lost:

  • Enabling ‘Auto Empty’ option that clears Trash Bin every time you delete an iTunes file
  • Accidentally hitting on ‘command + shift + option + delete’keys on keyboard will empty Trash folder
  • Unknowing pressing ‘Erase hard disk’ option without knowledge of Mac OS in disk utility leads to deletion of iTunes files along with other files
  • Downloading unsecure app from internet on Mac operating system can delete iTunes files
  • Due to improper upgradation of iTunes application, the files may get lost

If you have lost or erased any iTunes files from trash on Mac machine, you can easily retrieve those iTunes files using third party file recovery tool.

ITunes files recovery software:

Mac Photo Recovery application can easily restore deleted or lost iTunes files from Trash on Mac machine. It has graphical user interface, which helps to restore iTunes files on Mac desktop and laptop including iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro, iMac hard drives. Apart from iTunes library, you can recover missing media files from iPod, memory card, USB drive and other storage devices on Mac. This recovery application is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), Mac OS X 10.7 (Mountain Lion), and Mavericks operating systems.

Steps to retrieve iTunes files on Mac:

Download and install Mac Photo Recovery tool on Mac system. Visit here. You will find two options on main screen as ‘Deleted Photo Recovery’ and ‘Lost Photo Recovery’. Choose any option based on your requirement. Select a drive where you want to restore lost or erased iTunes files. Select the file type iTunes files which you need to restore or simply click on ‘Skip’ option to select all files by default. The software scans and displays all recovered iTunes files in ‘File Type View’ or ‘Data View’. Save the rescued files to desired location.