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How to Recover Deleted Archive Files on Mac?

2012-07-25 17:28:18 / Posted by to PC Utilities Topic
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We all know the woe of accidentally deleting a Archive file and then trying to recover it. On the Mac, it is not an easy process. Read on to learn how to recover deleted Archive Files on Mac OS X. First of all, we need know that deleted or formatted archive files are still here on your hard drive. They are just marked as invisible and inaccessible for regular users and waiting for new files coming to overwrite them. Therefore, you must perform the recovery as soon as possible before they are overwritten by new files.

Data Recovery for Mac allows you to find and recover recoverable deleted files from NTFS and FAT-formatted volumes. It will scan your hard drive and build an index of existing and deleted files and directories (folders) on any logical drive of your Mac computer with supported file format. You can preview scanned out files like images, documents, video/audio files, and more with detailed information. Besides Mac's hard drive, it also supports USB drive, SD card, digital camera and most external storage disks.

we also have the Amacsoft Data Recovery Pro, which is suitable for all Windows platforms. Read on to learn how to get back you lost, deleted or formatted archive files on Mac from the following guide.

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Step-by-step Guide to Restore Lost Archive Files on Mac

Step 1: Select Recovery Mode

You can see there are three recovery modes in this software. Deleted Recovery - Please use this mode if your lost files located on Mac hard drive with HFS+ file system. Here we select "Delete Recovery" mode.

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Step 2: Choose Source Drive

Choose the target device (allocated by Mac) from where you want to retrieve lost Archive files. Then click "Scan" button to start automatic scanning.

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Step 3: Preview and Recover Archive Files on Mac

After the scanning process is over, you can preview the found files (right now only PDF, HTML and photo files can be previewed), then highlight ones and click "Recover" to get them back to reality again.

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Tips: Raw Recovery - Suitable for restoring files on all kinds of file systems such as HFS+, FAT, and NTFS. This way it will deep scan all recognized files on each sector, so may take more time.

Lost Partition Recovery - Recover lost partition and data due to partition loss, partition deleting, and partition error or partition inaccessible.

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