How To: Recover Deleted Files using File Recovery for Mac
AppleXsoft File Recovery for Mac is a full featured do-it-yourself data recovery software for Mac OS X. This tutorial shows how easy it is to recover deleted files, photos and documents using this software.
First, download AppleXsoft File Recovery for Mac and install it on your computer.
Select the volume containing deleted files
Click Choose Disk and then select the disk volume containing the deleted files that you wish to recover. If the volume is not listed, select the drive that the volume was on.
Search for deleted files
Now start to search for deleted files by clicking Deleted files scan. As the scan progresses, the list will start to be populated with the names and types of deleted files.
When the scan is complete, select the file type you wish to recover from the list on the left (e.g. Images, jpeg.) On the right in Table mode you will see a list of names of files of that type. You can select a file and click View file to see the contents. (Note that not all file types can be viewed.)
To switch to Thumbnail mode click Thumbnails. You will then see thumbnail images or icons in place of file names. This is especially useful when recovering deleted photos.
If the files you lost were not found during the deleted files scan, repeat the steps above clicking on Lost files scan. This will do a deeper search (taking longer) and find more files.
Recovering deleted files
Select the files you want to recover in the usual way, e.g. by dragging a box round them with the mouse, or pressing the Command key and then clicking on each file you wish to recover. Then click Save.
Select a destination folder for the recovered files. You must select a different volume for the destination folder than the one the files are being recovered from. A USB memory stick makes a good location if you don't have a second volume or an external drive.
That's all there is to recovering deleted files with AppleXsoft File Recovery for Mac!