The Trash folder on Mac keeps your deleted files until you empty the Trash. If you want to restore a file from the Trash, you just need to click the Trash to open it, then drag the file out of the Trash, or right-click the file and choose Put Back. We usually think that the items removed from the Trash are permanently deleted from Mac. Actually, it is possible to recover deleted Trash files on Mac.
Notionally, when you empty the Trash on Mac, the space that the deleted files take is marked as vacant, but the deleted files still remain on the drive until they are overwritten by new data. So as long as you don’t write new data to the disk space, the deleted files are recoverable.
Therefore, if you want to restore deleted Trash files on Mac, you should stop using your Mac immediately once you mistakenly empty the Trash.
To retrieve deleted files from Trash after empty, you’ll need to use a professional Mac data recovery tool – Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery.
Compatible with macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and earlier Mac OS X, Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery is capable of retrieving common Mac files including photos, audio, videos, emails, etc. It allows you to retrieve deleted files on Mac even if they have been deleted from Trash. With its easy-to-use interface, you can quickly recover emptied Trash files on Mac within a few clicks.
Now, download free trial version of Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery on your Mac and follow the steps to recover deleted Trash files.
Step 1. Run Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery.
Step 2. Select the type of file you want to recover and click the Next button.
Step 3. Select the location where the files originally exist and click the Scan button.
Step 4. Wait for scanning to finish, select the items you need to preview, and then click the Recover button to restore them to the location you choose.
Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery can securely scan your storage device and find the recoverable files on your Mac. With this handy tool, you’ll never need to worry about loosing important files on Mac even if you empty your Trash bin. Download and install Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery now >