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Have you accidentally emptied Trash on Mac OS X Lion?

Lion is the latest version of Mac OS X that runs every modern Mac computer. Lion handles fundamental tasks like creating and organizing files and folders to complex tasks even backing up the data. But, Mac Lion data is not safe from human errors like in other Operating System. Deleting unused files and folders is something you do every day. Since some files that are no longer need consume your hard drive storage space, you want to delete those files periodically. When you delete those files, generally they move to Trash and you can restore it back using “Push Back” option if you need. Or else, you can simply drag and drop the file out of the Trash.

The Trash is a useful first line of defense against data loss due to accidental deletion. Although you may have thrown something in the Trash, the files and folders present in Trash still takes up the same storage space on your hard drive. If you are certain that you don’t want the files anymore then you can empty the Trash by using “Empty Trash” from the context menu, Shift+Command+Delete or by Control+clicking the Trash icon. Emptying the Trash deletes each and every file from it and free up the hard disk storage space. But, what if you empty the Trash by mistake??? Do you still have the chances to restore emptied Trash??? If you think you can’t then you are wrong!!! This is because, it is possible to recover data deleted from Trash by using professional Mac data recovery software.

When you empty the Trash, Mac Lion deletes the access info used to locate the files and folders that are deleted. But, it does not actually delete the files and folder from your hard drive. Now, the disk storage space occupied by the files that are deleted is marked as free space. However, the deleted files and folders remain on the hard drive until you write new data over it. As a result, it is possible to restore emptied Trash by using Mac data recovery software. But, before using Mac data recovery software, make sure that you have not copied or saved any new data over that hard drive from where you have accidentally emptied the Trash. As it may overwrite the already existing files resulting in permanent loss of files. This software is not only restricted to hard drive file recovery but it is also possible to recover files deleted from portable digital storage media such as iPod mini, iPod shuffle, iPod classic, etc. You can visit here to get complete details regarding how to access deleted files on iPod.

Mac data recovery Software can recover each and every file from the Trash after accidentally clicking on “Empty Trash” option. It performs signature search to find and recover accidentally deleted files. If you have accidentally erased some memorable JPEG photos from the SD card while previewing photos then no need to worry!!! This software can easily retrieve deleted JPEG image files from SD card on Mac OS. It not only support deleted file recovery from SD card, it can also recover deleted or lost photos from XD cards, MMC and CF cards on Mac Lion. If you have deleted some presentation files that are important then also you can make us of this software. It can easily restore deleted PPT files from Mac External HD. It is also compatible with different models of Mac computers. If you have erased some important documents from your MacBook Pro then this software helps you to recover accidentally erased documents from MacBook Pro. It also supports Mac Mini, MacBook, MacBook Air etc.

Few easy steps to recover files from emptied Trash on Mac OS X Lion

Step1: Download and Install the Mac Data Recovery Software. After launching the tool, select “Recover Files” option from the main screen and then select “Recover Deleted Files” option to recover files that are accidentally emptied from Mac Lion Trash.

Mac Deleted File Recovery Software - Main Screen

Step 2: Now, select Mac hard disk and click on “Next” option start scanning to recover deleted files from the Mac hard drive

File Recovery Software on Mac - Next Screen

Step 3: Once the file recovery process is finished, view the recovered files in a Mac finder style interface

Mac data Recovery Tool - Preview Screen

Simple Tips:

  • Take periodic backup of important files and store it in removable storage devices
  • If you have taken a backup then make sure that it’s working before clicking on “Empty Trash” option to permanently delete the files from Trash
  • Do not use Trash to store the files you need later as you may accidentally empty the Trash without restoring those files
  • Always enable “Show warning before emptying the Trash” option to avoid data loss

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