How to Recover Files on a Mac OS

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We all know the woe of accidentally deleting a file and then trying to recover it. On the Mac, it is not an easy process. Read on to learn how to recover files on a Mac OS.

Things You'll Need

  • Norton Utilities for the Mac
  • Mac OS X
  • Launch Norton Utilities' Unerase application

  • Select the disk that the files were on.

  • Click on the "Quick Search" button.

  • When the scan is complete, select the files that you want to UnErase and then click "Recover."

  • Select a disk to recover to, preferably not the disk you are recovering from. Norton Unerase places the recovered files in a Recovered Files folder at this location.

Tips & Warnings

  • Try searching in multiple directories to increase your chances of recovering the file.
  • If the file was deleted some time ago, it's possible that Unerase will not be able to recover the file at all.
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