Our storage vault in this modern and technological world is our computer. And most of the times, due to some reasons we delete things from this vault. However sometimes, we realize that we needed those things back, but what to do now? What is removed is gone for good. And it can be frustrating and depressing for you because you will be completely helpless with no one to turn to. Especially for Mac users, because they use a mac for their work and it can be a bummer if something from work gets deleted either intentionally or mistakenly. So to recover deleted files on mac, you can now use software for data recovery on mac, and that is pretty awesome. Just to be on the same page, I am not talking about any old version of Mac which is not even used by anyone. I am talking about data recovery on Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra, which is new and used by everyone, so all of you can benefit from this tutorial.
Download Disk Drill:
The software you need for mac data recovery is Disk Drill for Mac which is without any doubt the best data recovery software for Mac Sierra with its user-friendly interface which can be comprehended by an 8-year-old. You can get the free trial or pro version of the software from the official website of DiskDrill.
Process of recovering data:
Now once you have downloaded the Disk Drill. Open it, and a new screen will open up named as Disk Drill by CleverFiles. In that screen, you will have the storage drives of your Mac available, including the external storage drives. If you do not have any external drive then your Mac’s default hard disk will be the only drive available, probably named something similar to this “Apple HDD.” Now it’s up to you to select the drive from which you want to recover the files. Once you have decided the drive you want to recover files from, click on little arrow before the drive’s name, and a drop-down menu will open. In that menu, there can be more than one partitions if you select the hard drive. Or there may be just one partition if you select the external drive. So whichever partition you want to scan, click on the blue “continue button” and another drop-down menu will open.
Now, if you just want to get a quick glance of what is there to recover from your partition, then you can click on the “Quick Scan” button which will take a swift survey of that partition and will tell you about most of the data there is to recover. But if you do not find your desired data from the Quick Scan option, then you can go ahead and use the Deep scan option which performs a deep and through the scan of your partition and may take a good chunk of time, but believe me; it will be worth it.
Once you have selected the type of scan you want for your partition, a new window will open. In that window, the scan progress will be shown through a loading bar at the top. Below the bar, there will be a vast space, which will be filled with data as it is being scanned. You will have different category folders in that blank area like the Audio folder which will have all the scanned audios of that partition. Similarly there will be a Video folder, Documents folder, Pictures folder and the list will go on with the amount of data in your partition.
Once the scan is finished, it will give you a notification of completion and then you can go through the data related to the file you want.
For Example: If you want a PDF file of the report you made for your office back in the days, then the only folder that makes sense will be the Documents folder.
So, to find your desired file, you can dig into the related folder, which will save you a lot of time and effort of going through all the files of the partition.
To make the searching more easy and precise for you, the team of CleverFiles went further ahead and introduced the preview feature. This magical feature will let you preview the file by double-clicking on it without even recovering it. Once you have found the file, you were looking for select it. If there is more than one file, then put the check on all files by clicking the dialog boxes before their names. After selecting desired files, you can choose the location you want them to be saved after recovery, from the top of the recovery window. Once you have chosen the location, hit the recover button beside it. And the process of recovery will start with a progress bar at the top.
Once the recovery of the files completes, you will be notified and Voila, That’s it! In just some little and simple steps, you will have your files. You can now go ahead and open those files.
You can get Trial for free:
You can try the trial version first to see how it goes but to access full perks of the Disk Drill software; you will have to get the premiumversion.
To be honest, Disk Drill is a lifesaver and considering the size of benefit it provides you; the price is of this software is worth paying.