Get Deleted Files on Mac Lion

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion & Mavericks)

Mac OS X 10.7 also known as Mac OS X Lion is an advanced version of Mac operating system, which was released with nearly 250+ new features like Mission Control, Multi-Touch Gestures, Full-Screen Apps, etc. Mac OS X Lion is much faster and more thoroughly integrated with all the applications than ever before. Mac OS X Lion includes a new feature called Launchpad, which avoids hunting for a specific application in your computer; it gives an instant access to all the apps, which are installed in your Macintosh. Using Mac OS X Lion, you can access each and every application in a full screen mode. When it comes to processing speed, Snow Leopard is better than Lion. Some of the new features in Lion like version control and resume are not yet working properly. Some third party programs are not compatible with Mac OS X Lion but they work fine with previous versions of Mac OS. Compared to Snow Leopard the performance of Lion in multitasking and iTunes encoding is bit low. Mac OS X Lion includes various new features but it seems that it is not properly tuned in terms of performance.

Similar to previous versions of Mac OS, deletion of files is a common problem in Mac OS X Lion. There are various scenarios which results in deletion of files. A few of them are listed below.

  • While deleting unwanted files or clearing Trash folder in Mac OS X Lion, you might accidentally delete an important file without knowing the priority of that file. In this case you need to use a Mac Undelete Tool to undelete Trash Mac OS X
  • You may delete a file from Mac OS X Lion Terminal, which results in the file bypassing Trash.
  • There are chances of deletion of some important files due to formatting a volume in Mac without taking a backup. In this case you can restore Mac folder to retrieve the deleted / lost files

With some precautionary measures, you can avoid the deletion of files in your Mac OS X Lion. Let us see a few such precautions:

  • Always take a backup of your important files before doing any major changes in your Macintosh like reinstalling the OS or formatting a volume, etc.
  • Before deleting any file, just spend a few seconds in examining its contents and priority, which avoids accidental deletion of important files.
  • Prior to accessing data from any removable storage device, make sure that you are following a proper plug and play procedure.

In case if you fail to take some precaution and end up with deletion of files, then do not think that, the file is deleted permanently from the device.Whenever a file is deleted from your hard drive or any other storage device, only the index of that file will be cleared, but the actual binary data still exists in the stored location. For example, if you have deleted a file from a SD card, you can undelete files from SD card on Mac easily.You can make use of a good Mac file undelete tool to execute Mac deleted file retrieval. However, the device or the drive from which your file is deleted should not be overwritten with new data. If you overwrite, then it is not possible to retrieve the data.

Mac Undelete Software is an efficient data recovery software which is designed with an advanced algorithm for data recovery on Mac OS X Lion. The software makes you understand how to undelete files on Mac volume with HFS+, HFSX, FAT16 and FAT32 file systems. Since this utility uses signature search to restore the deleted file, you will get accurate results in recovering your deleted files. Once you recover the deleted files, this tool helps to sort the recovered files based on name, date, size and file type. It is also possible to easily recover Mac files from external hard drive using this software. You can even use this software to perform iMac file recovery on iMac running with OS X 10.5 or above, including latest OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). In order to know how to recover deleted files on Mac Mountain Lion, follow this link:


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