How to Recover Deleted Folders

Losing a single file can be extremely frustrating. Imagine losing a folder with many important files, images, and other data. Files do not get lost only when a user deletes them. Sometimes, systems malfunction and hard disks get corrupted. Fortunately, almost every device (computer, laptop, even your smartphone) is designed so that once you delete a file it is not gone forever.

Computers and smartphones handle all of your data in a special way. Once you delete a file or folder, it doesn’t disappear permanently. The system simply labels them for reuse. The files and folders stay intact until new data overwrites them. That is why you should attempt folder recovery as soon as possible.

How to Recover Deleted Folders

Wondershare Data Recovery will help you recover your deleted folder in no time because of the wide variety of supported file types. This undelete tool can recover all document files, photo, video, audio, archive files and even messages and emails.

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However, Wondershare Data Recovery supports Mac OS X. Here is a simple tutorial for Mac users on how to recover files deleted from trash using Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac.

  1. Select the file type. To recover deleted folders, you can go to select the option "All File Types" to start.
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  3. Select the location to scanning lost file. Select the target har drive and click "Start" button to scanning.
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  5. If quick scan can't get your deleted folders, you can go to deep scan which will deeply search your lost files.
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  7. When the scan finishes, all of your deleted files will be listed with their original path. Files you emptied from Trash are in the "Trash" folder. If you remember the file name, you can search it in the search bar.
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Wondershare Data Recovery will not only recover folders and files deleted by accident, but also files which were deleted because of improper operation, computer viruses, hard disk crashes, or even fragmented partition structure.

When it comes to the program’s complicated-looking interface, the truth is PhotoRec is very simple to use. The program “holds your hand” and walks you through every single step of the recovery process. PhotoRec is based on functionality, not the interface.

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Note: Recover Lost Mac Data under Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)

Due to macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) requirement, Mac users are not allowed an access to the built-in system drive from any apps. Therefore, if you need to restore lost data from the system disk under macOS 10.13, please "disable System Integrity Protection" first.

How to disable "disable System Integrity Protection"? Please follow the steps below.

Step 1Reboot the Mac and hold down"Command + R" keys simultaneously after you hear the startup chime, this will boot OS X into Recovery Mode.

Step 2When the "OS X Utilities" screen appears, pull down the "Utilities" menu at the top of the screen instead, and choose "Terminal".

Step 3In the "Terminal" window, type in "csrutil disable" and press "Enter" then restrart your Mac.

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