Can you recover data from a SSD with Trim enabled

riverbum75

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Jan 20, 2015
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Hi,

I have a 2014 model MacBook Pro running Yosemite and I inadvertently deleted the 'wrong folder' from my desktop and then emptied the trash (not set to securely delete). I don't have a back up of this folder and I would like to recover it if possible, but even immediately afterwards neither DiskDrill or EaseUS Data Recovery could find anything.

I presume that this is because the drive is SSD with Trim enabled by default? Is there anyway of recovering the files - preferably with the folder structure intact or have I just learned a hard lesson...??

Thanks!
 

maflynn

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If those undelete recovery tools failed to do anything, I'd say the data is gone for good.

Unlike a hard drive that just removes the location of a file in the index used by the hard drive (I forget the exact terminology), the SSD actually does removes the file.
 
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riverbum75

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Jan 20, 2015
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Thanks for your responses... lesson learned!

Thank you for your swift responses... I only recently migrated to the Mac from Windows, but I have set up TimeMachine now. All my other documents are backed up multiple times except for this one folder as I had moved it to the desktop while I reformatted my external HD to a Mac friendlier format. In my enthusiasm to tidy up I then inadvertently deleted it and emptied the trash. Lesson learned... :-(
 
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Evren Carven

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Dec 16, 2014
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Hi,

I have a 2014 model MacBook Pro running Yosemite and I inadvertently deleted the 'wrong folder' from my desktop and then emptied the trash (not set to securely delete). I don't have a back up of this folder and I would like to recover it if possible, but even immediately afterwards neither DiskDrill or EaseUS Data Recovery could find anything.

I presume that this is because the drive is SSD with Trim enabled by default? Is there anyway of recovering the files - preferably with the folder structure intact or have I just learned a hard lesson...??

Thanks!
As far as I know, if you have used the deep scan for your Mac and cannot find your deleted folder, that means the folder is gone. When you delete a file or folder on the SSD with Trim enabled, the data will be erased forever.
 
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