By clicking “Empty Trash”, you may take it for granted that those files you erased disappeared completely. But the truth is that you didn’t really remove those files from your Mac, you just erased the hard drive’s directory entries for them instead. In other words, the deleted files are still intact on your Mac as long as long as the space those files used to occupy was not overwritten by new files. If you want to retrieve the deleted files from the Trash - stop using your Mac right away.
To retrieve deleted files from Trash, you need a recovery tool – Data Recovery for Mac. This is a powerful software that allows you to restore formatted or deleted files from both hard drive and other portable storage devices. Hence, it is highly recommended that you try the software to recover your lost data from Mac Trash. If you want to recover deleted files from Recycle Bin on windows computer, you can go to the tutorial - How to Recover Deleted Files from Recycle Bin.
Now free download the Mac data recovery software and follow the tutorial below.
Tutorial: How to retrieve deleted files from Mac Trash?
Install and Choose Recover Data
First install the program. Then click Recover Data. You can see the interface below.
Choose an option to recover data
There are 4 options to recover data. Click “Deleted Recovery” in the main window.
Select the desired volume
Under volumes, choose “Macintosh HD”, and then you can view the drive information in the right side. Next, click “Scan” at the bottom-right corner to start scanning.
Recover deleted files from Mac Trash
After scanning, you can see the recoverable data at the left side. Click those you want to recover and then hit “Recover” button.
Remember not to save the recovered files on the disk where you lost them, or you will overwrite them. If you cannot find the files, the deleted files will be overwritten for your new files' storage.
Data Recovery for Mac is an easy-to-use and trustworthy data recovery software for Mac users. It can safely and completely recover unlimited types of data including deleted photos, video, documents, email and archive files from any Mac-based hard drive or external hard drive, iPod, USB drive, SD card, digital camera, mobile phone, and MP3/MP4 player. In addition, it is a read-only and risk-free Mac data recovery program. No operations will overwrite your original data. Anyway, free download it and give it a shot!