How Can I Get Lost Data Back on Mac Lion 10.7?

Anna Lee

My question is I deleted an important file, I don’t have a backup. What now?

Topic: Software
Answer this Question

Answers

4 total
Steven Lee
Vote Up (10)

Just calm down first.

I know that data loss is a big problem for many computer users, especially for Mac users 'cause most of the Mac user think Mac OS is complicated than Windows OS (in my opinion it is.). 

To solve your data loss problem and perform Mac file recovery, these tips you may need to follow.

  1. If you meet the data loss problem, stop operating your device/computer right now because it may cause the worse result such as data overwritten, and this situation will make the probability of recovering deleted files decrease from 95% .
  2. If you’ve lost a file, time is of the essence. As new files saved to Mac hard drive or storage devices, the original files gets overwritten. So do not use the drive or disk which your deleted files are stored before at all, until you have completed the scanning and recovery process.
  3. To avoid data loss, build a back up for your files in the hard drive is necessary. What's more, don't always move your computer (absolutly not include your laptop) to protect them from the crash or any other physical trauma which can lead to the harm to your computer hard drive.

 

stevenleeeyan
Vote Up (9)

Hi, the first thing you need to make sure is that after file lose happened, did you put anything new in to your Mac drive? If yes, the chances of getting back your files may be reduced because of the data overwritten situation.

Actually, when you lose or delete a file from your hard drive even empty the Mac trash, the file itself is not deleted, only the space of it has been freed up and wait for the new files. Once the new files take the space of the "deleted file", this "deleted file" is really deleted. So remember this, after data loss happened, don't put anything new into your drive or storage device which your "deleted files" were stored before.

If you can make sure you did not put anything into your drive, then you can start to consider to find ways to recover your file. You can choose the repair shop or third-party recovery software. 

jimlynch
Vote Up (9)

How to Recover Accidentally Deleted Files in OS X
http://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Accidentally-Deleted-Files-in-OS-X

"Did you accidentally delete a file in Os X that you needed? Even though it may seem impossible, it isn't. All the articles online said it couldn't be done, or could only be done with expensive file recovery software, or if you had already been running backups with Time Machine. So before you invest your hard-earned cash, try this method to see if you too can recover your files absolutely free."

Anna Lee

But, I don’t have a backup....This method does not work!:(

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
Our first glimpse of Windows 9 may be right around the corner, as the new rapid-fire Microsoft scrambles to put the stigma of Windows 8's disastrous launch in the rear view mirror.
Citrix has updated its virtual desktop and appliance software with a goal of alleviating one of the biggest problems that come with a VDI deployment: Storage.
Betcha don't know all these nifty tricks and time-saving tips to boost your productivity.
With a single massive power burst, storage media that suddenly heads south, or interaction with a light-fingered ne'er-do-well, the technology your student depends on can vanish. Take these five tips to heart, however, and the loss of a device or data need not be catastrophic.
You can get browser extensions to stop advertisers from tracking you, but until now there hasn't been one that can prevent you from getting suckered by hucksters on news sites.
The R programming language is quickly gaining popular ground against the traditional statistics packages such as SPSS, SAS and MATLAB, at least according to one data statistician who teaches the language.
Online test grants LFCS and LFCE certifications.
Samsung Electronics will demonstrate new games and Skype group calls for its smart TVs at next month's IFA trade show in Berlin.
Ryan Carmack, the 9 year-old son of the famed programmer and game designer, has released Pong-clone called Angry Face
China has approved the sale of 5 million Xbox One units, opening the way for Microsoft to make a big splash in the country's emerging console sector.
Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+