How to recover deleted files on OSX Mac

If you deleted files or photos by accident in OSX, then don’t worry.  These top recovery apps are sure to help you recovery your deleted files.  Some are cheap or free and some are expensive.

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Data Rescue 3

Mac Data Recovery Software

Data Rescue 3 is the best digital data recovery software on the market for recovering files from a problem Mac hard drive or that have been previously deleted. Data Rescue 3 is for computer data recovery and works when other Mac data recovery software programs fail.


Subrosa Soft File Savage

file salvage mac file deleted recovery app

FileSalvage™ is an extremely powerful Macintosh application for exploring and recovering deleted files from a drive or volume. FileSalvage is designed to restore files that have:

  • been accidentally deleted.
  • become unreadable due to media faults.
  • been stored on a drive before it was re-initialized/formatted.

Use FileSalvage to recover your lost files, iTunes libraries, iPhoto collections, and to rescue data that has been lost.

FileSalvage is device and file system independent, which means that the user can recover files from a normal Mac OS hard drive, USB key, PC disk, Linux disk, FAT32 disk, FLASH card, scratched CD, Digital Cameras, iPods, and almost any other media or file system that can be recognized in Mac OS X.

Built for your OS X 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, or 10.5 Leopard.


Download Mac Recovery Guru

Once you are using Mac Data Recovery Guru, it is often better to allow the scan to completely finish, select the folders of the filetypes you want back (hold down the command key to select multiple folders), then hit Recover to recover entire folders of filetypes you want back, and then search through for specific files using Spotlight or the Finder. This can be quicker and easier than searching through the files using the data recovery software itself. The demo is useful to ensure that the files that you want back are recoverable and visible within the program beforehand.

Now, the first step is to download some data recovery software to see what it can see on your disk.