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Must Known Knowledge-How to Get Your Mac Deleted Files Back

method to get files backWe’ve all accidentally deleted an important file-or forgotten to save a file after typing up a whole page worth of changes. The latter problem is fixed with Autosave in most modern Mac apps, and the former is usually fixable if you have a Time Machine backup setup or if the deleted file was in Dropbox.

Lucky for you right? But what if you manage to delete a file that wasn’t backed up? Or even worse-what if you wipe your whole backup disk without meaning to? You’re going to need something like the software which can help you in getting back the files. Is the so called file recovery tools work? The good news: it worked, most of the way. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly of disk recovery, and how to get the most of your files back if you ever find yourself in a similar situation.

When Your Heart Drops Into Your Stomach

Here’s what happened for me. My Mac is a 13″ MacBook Air, with 128Gb of internal storage. That’s not too cramped, but you sure don’t want to store all of your photos and videos internally. So, I’ve got a 500Gb USB3 external hard drive, where our full-sized images and videos get stored, along with installers, ISO files from CD/DVD rips, and a backup of everything in my Dropbox (which is where all my documents, code, and lots of my music and pictures live). I’m not too much of a hoarder, since it all fits there, but it has some rather invaluable stuff like our wedding pictures and videos.

what happen when you meet data lssBut then, I also have VMware Fusion virtual machines on my external hard drive-yes, the same one I use for backups. There’s not internal space in my Mac to have a copy of Windows 8, Ubuntu, and a second test copy of OS X installed, so I keep them installed in virtual machines stored on the external hard drive. They work surprisingly well from there.

Then, I downloaded a copy of OS X Mavericks beta from my developer account inside the OS X virtual machine, and think I’ll copy the installer to my external hard drive before installing it. I access my Mac (the host machine, remember) over the virtual network, open the external drive (that the virtual machine file is stored on and currently running from), and start copying the file over. I noticed that it only showed one file-the OS X virtual machine-on the external drive, but for some reason assumed it was just a quirk.

It wasn’t. The transfer crashed, I shut down the virtual machine, and then opened my external drive on the MacBook. Low and behold, everything was missing other than the virtual machine and the Mavericks installer-and the virtual machine file was messed up too, enough that it couldn’t reboot.

Moral of the story: don’t access an external hard drive through a virtual machine that’s running from said external hard drive. Whether it’s an OS X or VMware Fusion bug that caused the crash, or somehow I went too deep into digital Inception, I don’t know-but I do know that it wiped my “backup” drive.

Digging Through the Scrambles of Your Data

And that-or hopefully a less crazy scenario-is what the software is for. In most of the situation it can repair failing disks and find missing partitions, backup your hard drive to a DMG image, do a quick scan to find files of any type that you just deleted, or in the worst case scenarios, it can dig deep and find almost anything that’s been deleted from your drive if it hasn’t been already overwritten. In a case like mine, you need the deep scan. It’ll take quite some time-around a half hour for me-but will start showing you the files that you can recover almost immediately, organized by file type and extension. It won’t recover your original folders, or even your original file names in most cases, but it will find the actual data, or even the parts of it that are left.

The software lets you see all of your files as they’re rediscovered, organized by type and format. You can use Quick Look to preview the files as they’re discovered, even while it’s still scanning for other files, so you can stop the scan as soon as the files you needed were discovered. Or, you can mount everything it finds as a disk and browse through the files in Finder, where you can open or copy them as your would normally. You won’t want to do that forever, but it’s a great way to get your files if you only need to get a few. Otherwise, let the scan run the whole way, then recover everything you have to another disk to prevent your files being recovered from getting overwritten.

how to bring back the lost filesIf you’ve spent hours organizing your files into folders, you’re going to be terribly disheartened to see your files organized simply by file type even after you recover the whole drive. If you have a ton of junk on the drive-as I did thanks to the virtual machines-you’ll find tons of files that you don’t want and likely had no idea were on your drive. I found everything from the file copy animation from Windows XP (saved as a .avi file) to cached images apparently from the Windows 8 news app that were terribly corrupted. Worse still, you’ll only see the first 999 files in the top folder; the next thousand(s) will be organized in to group folders on down. Trying to find my wedding pictures among the mess would seem daunting at best.

It turned out to not be so bad, though. The files I wanted tended to be larger, 2-5Mb photos, so just by simply sorting by size I was able to rediscover my photos, with all the metadata intact except for the file name itself. You’ll still have quite the organizing task ahead of you if you need to recover hundreds of gigs worth of files, but it’s at least approachable.

For me, most documents, pictures, and videos came through fine. 8 of my 13 recovered ISO files were fine as well, though figuring out what’s a Windows 8 and Windows XP installer takes opening the ISO and digging through files . None of the DMG files came through open-able, though. Your mileage may vary, of course, but if you’re needing to recover documents, pictures, audio, and videos in normal formats you should be fine, but anything else is hit or miss.


Now, the best case would be that you’d never need to use the data recovery software. I sure hope you won’t have to. But if you really need to get your files back after the file loss happen, make sure you choose the good quality and trustworthy software to help you a lot. If you are still interesting in the data recovery technology, you can go and view another blog post on our blog by clicking here.

Simple Method with Easy Operation-Show You the Easy Steps to Recover Lost Data

If anyone of us has deleted files wrongly, don’t panic. In this article we will talk about deleted files and the method to restore deleted files, from now on, it’s unnecessary for us to worry about file loss.

About Data Loss

about data lossWhen we open Mac Trash on desktop, we will find we could still get the files back to the location where they located. However, it will puzzle us if we choose Empty the Mac Trash, nothing will be left. Now let’s talk about it.

When a file is deleted from your Mac Trash, it is not really deleted. It is just removed from the directory of files in the folder and moved into Mac Trash, and it could be easily restored as long as the file remains there with no problem at all. So the first thing to do when we want to restore deleted file is to look in the Trash Bin.

If we empty the Mac Trash, the files will totally disappear from our sight. The fact is that we still have chances to restore the deleted files. A frequent misunderstanding is that the System Restore feature of Mac can be used to recover deleted files. However, it is not helpful to restore deleted files outside system partition. System Restore is developed specifically to restore system files back to an earlier state, the purpose of which is to enable easy recovery when a software update, installation or removal has an adverse effect on the system. It provides a simple way to restore system to a point in time when everything work.

It would be very annoying if we cannot restore deleted files after using “Restore all items” or System Restore. Here we will talk about the method to restore deleted files.

Method to Restore Deleted Data

Since it looks like there is no other method to restore deleted files if the deleted files are disappeared, some of us must be frantic, because they cannot restore the deleted photos or other documents. Actually there are two methods we choose, one is seeking help from data recovery service, and the other is using file recovery software.

Manual data recovery service is a not-bad choice for some laymen of us. However, we have to expend several days and hundred dollars for manual data recover service to restore deleted files, besides we have to take risk of failure to restore deleted files due to some other reasons.

Thus, file recovery software become the best solution for us to restore deleted files. If there is no physical damage to the storage media, file recovery software is the easiest and safest method to restore deleted files. (As we mentioned in the earlier article, data recovery is possible but you need to act Users quickly to make the chance of data recovery become bigger.)

Steps the Software Offers You to Take

With the powerful Mac data recovery software, all you need to do is to follow the steps below to achieve lost files recoery with ease. To tell you the truth, most of the data recovery will process the data recovery in the steps below:solutions for data loss

1. Install the software on your Mac first (be careful, don’t install it to the path where your lost files were stored before);

2. Launch the program and choose the path which your lost flies were stored before and start scanning (this may take you lots of time because scanning a large space is a hard work, so you need to be patience);

3. After scanning finished, click “Recover”, you will find the lost data coming back to you again in a while.

What to Do Next

Yes, you just get your lost files back, but you still need to be careful, you should check if the recovered files are in the original quality and size, and you still need to check if the files you targeted before. And, build a backup is a good habit for avoiding the data loss problem.

Physical Technology of MacBook Pro the Users Should Learn

As we discuss the ways to recover the lost data on the previous post few days ago, we learn a lot of the knowledge of how file loss for happen and reasons why the files can be recovered. Today we will get something special-the hard ware, such as the MacBook Pro. The passage below is what we will talk about.

Learn the News for Your MacBook Pro

knowledge of your macbook proIt should Apple come as no surprise that the 0.7-inch-thick 15.4-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook Pro Retina models aren’t easy to repair. iFixit said this week their repairability is still rock bottom.

Thin laptops, especially those from Apple, aren’t known for easy accessibility or repair as their cases are often completely sealed.

That hasn’t changed with the 2013 MacBook Pro Retina.

Both the 13-inch and 15-inch MBP got a repairability score of 1 out of 10 (10 being the easiest to repair) from iFixit, matching the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina 2012 models.

You can thank Apple’s penchant for proprietary pentalobe screws, RAM that’s soldered to the logic board, a proprietary solid-state drive (which, by the way, has changed to a PCIe format), and a booby-trapped battery. (Chances are high the user will “shear” the trackpad cable if battery removal is attempted, iFixit said.)

That’s the bad news. The good news is the “Haswellification” of the MBP Retina, referring to Intel’s new power-efficient fourth-generation Core processor with Iris Pro graphics.

“The 15 [inch] MBPr now has a sleekified heat sink with just a single thermal pad, thanks to the more closely integrated GPU,” iFixit said.

Haswell, among other tweaks, also delivers an extra hour of battery life with the same capacity cells.

On the 15-inch MBP, Apple is again using DRAM from Elpida (now owned by Micron Technology). In this case, the Elpida J4208EFBG 512 MB DDR3 SDRAM (16 chips for 8GB total).

repair tips for macbook proAlso of note is an Intel DSL5520 Thunderbolt 2 Controller on both the 13-inch and 15-inch models.

The 13-incher is notable for the use of a lot of components from U.S.-based companies. No Samsung parts in sight here.

Those parts include, in addition to the Intel CPU and GPU:

DRAM: Micron DDR3L SDRAM — a total of 4GB.

Solid-state drive: SanDisk 128GB SSD.

Controller: Marvell Semiconductor SSD Controller.

Programmable logic: Cypress “Programmable System-on-Chip.”

Almost overnight, Micron Technology has become a major supplier to Apple, supplanting Samsung in effect. The Boise, Idaho-based chipmaker supplies a variety of DRAM and solid-state drives for MacBooks.

Together, system memory and the SSD compose a big chunk of logic board real estate as well as cost.

And with Micron’s purchase of Japan-based Elpida in July, it has become a major supplier of memory for the iPhone.

If you also interesting not only in the physical repair but also the data recovery field, just check my previous post on this site.

What A Mac Data Recovery Software Can Do for You

make data recovery become easier on your MacThe most stable OS which is available in the market is Mac OS X. It does not get easily unstable for viruses or malware injection. This OS is highly secure as well as difficult to get damaged. It is user friendly. Mostly people buy it cause of its reliability and better boot up speed. It is also one of the costliest tech brands in the world and Mac symbolizes a heritage against other OS users such as Linux, UNIX, Solaris or more familiar Windows.

Like every other software, it has functions acting quite similar to Windows. But, it uses a different format than Windows for storing data so data loss can be prevented in case of unexpected shutdown or due to mechanical failure of the system. Thus, Mac offers its user with a higher reliability during the chances of data loss so that the damages are minimal as compared to any other operating system. No retention of data is there so, it doesn’t bulk up your drive but sometimes data is lost due to the damage of the storage media. Then, we have to get it back but that’s not the problem as anything deleted cannot be retained by Mac data recovery software.

What Data Recovery for Mac Can Do for You

what data recovery for Mac software does for you

The Data Recovery for Mac software is very useful if we want to retain back the data which had been deleted from the drive. It can be recovered very well if the deleted content is deleted just that day or in close date cause as the time passes the data recovery of Mac becomes difficult. So, we should try to stick to close dates when data is deleted. Data for recovery Mac is an application which can be used for the recovery of these types of data. However, there is various third party software which offers similar stuff for Mac. Due to their high reliability and quick retrieval feature, Data Recovery for Mac software has become quite popular these days. As it often happens that we lose some important content and then we want to recover it back. Thus, these data recovery Mac and other software for Mac can be used efficiently to gain back the lost files from a particular drive or to gain back all the data files which have been lost due to a format command or action.

Mac data recovery software is available in internet and we can easily buy them at a convenient price. For its efficient functioning data recovery Mac is regarded as good software in the market by which we can recover files which had been lost due to the damage caused to storage media. The data recovery software also provides you with the functionality of type of file which has to be retrieved with the recovery software. By this we target the file which we want to recover and don’t flood our drive from unwanted wastage data which is of no use to us. So, always remember there is always a way to get things back from Mac by using Mac data recovery software.

Some Useful Tips

1. No matter after data recovery or in the usual daily lives, build a backup for the files is a good idea for users to protect the important data away from the data loss problem.

2. If you just finished data recovery operation, remember don’t save the recovered files to the path where your lost files were stored before or you may lose them again.

3. After the data loss, stop using your Mac or storage devices as soon as possible because this action can help Recovery you to avoid data overwritten situation. The sooner the action you take the more chance of data recovery you have.