How to Recover Deleted Data in Mavericks (Mac OS X 10.9)

Along with the release of iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display and MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple presented the newest Mac OS X Mavericks. All Mac users can download and upgrade it for free in iTunes store. When enjoying the awesome features that Mavericks brings, what should you do if you accidentally deleted important data on your new Mavericks computer? There lots of data recovery software, but not all of them work great for mavericks. This guide is going to show you how to choose a great data recovery software and recover data in Mavericks in steps.

Tips of choosing applicable data recovery software

1. It provides you a free trial version, so that you can decide if it's worthy of paying.
2. It's a Mac version. More importantly, it's compatible with Mavericks.
3. It supports recovery of the file type that you lost.

If the program matches above conditions, you can have a try, but don't download and install it on the partition where you lost your data, or the deleted data will be overwritten and gone forever. Still don't have an idea? You can have my recommendation here: Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac. This program meets all the requirements, actually more than that. Download the free trial version below to have a try.

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  • Recover lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, emails from any storage device effectively, safely and completely.
  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera and camcorders.
  • Supports to recover data for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, system crash under different situations.
  • Preview before recovery allows you to make a selective recovery.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X (Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.10, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra) on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro etc.
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Steps of recovering deleted data in Mavericks

Step 1 Choose a file type

To recover deleted data, you can go to select the specific file type or select the option "All File Types" to start.

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Step 2 Choose the target partition and scan it

When you arrive here, you can see all partitions and storage devices displaying on the window. Choose the one where your data was deleted and click on the Start button to start scanning

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Step 3 Deep Scan Recovery

If quick scan can't find your lost data, you can go to deep scan which will deeply search your deleted data but it will take more time.

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Step 4 Preview and recover deleted data on your Mavericks Mac

After the scan, you can get a scan result presenting all recoverable data on your Mavericks computer. You can check them one by one and tick the one you want to recover. To enable the Recovery button, you need to purchase a key code. Please make sure that the data you want is really found and displayed in the scan result before you make the order.

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Note: If you've decided to make a purchase for the key code, please save the scan result on your computer first. After you activate the software, you can import the result and use the Resume Recovery mode to find your data easily and quickly.

Further reading about recovering files in Maverick:

Photo Recovery for Mavericks: Any way to recover photos in Mavericks Mac computer? Yes, you can get them back in only a few clicks. Read more >>

Undo Emptied Trash in Mavericks: With a proper data recovery, you can undo trash empty in Mac OS X Mavericks. Read more >>

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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 "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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