Free software to recover files deleted from trash

Minsk59

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Hello, I want to recover a file deleted from trash. I downloaded the rial version of Easus which found the file but then asked me to 'upgrade' to actually recover the file (103€).

Is there a free program which will actually restore the file (not just find it) or a program cheaper than Easus?

Thanks in advance.
 

Howard2k

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I don't know, sorry.

For what it's worth, 103€ would buy a decent external HDD you could use for Time Machine and then not wore about accidentally deleting stuff. Not trying to rub salt into the wound or anything like that, but sometimes we don't know that we need a backup strategy until we need a backup strategy.

Good luck! Sorry I don't have more relevant info.
 

superscape

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For what it's worth, 103€ would buy a decent external HDD you could use for Time Machine and then not wore about accidentally deleting stuff. Not trying to rub salt into the wound or anything like that, but sometimes we don't know that we need a backup strategy until we need a backup strategy.
Absolutely right. You may have left it too late if you've been using your Mac for a while after deleting the file. There is no substitute for having a basic backup, and it's super-easy to do with TimeMachine and a fairly cheap external drive.

I've not used this product...

https://macosxfilerecovery.com

...so can't vouch for it in any way, but it sounds like it might be of some use to you.

Good luck!
 
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SDColorado

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Depending on how large the file is, Wondershare RecoverIt might work. But the trial version is limited to 100MB recovery. The paid version works well, but it is an annual subscription. I think you will find this to be the case with most "free" data recovery software. It is only a trial/demo version that allows for little to no data recovery.
 

mikecwest

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I don't know, sorry.

For what it's worth, 103€ would buy a decent external HDD you could use for Time Machine and then not wore about accidentally deleting stuff. Not trying to rub salt into the wound or anything like that, but sometimes we don't know that we need a backup strategy until we need a backup strategy.

Good luck! Sorry I don't have more relevant info.
Ha, I use time machine. I know CCC is a good choice as well. Last week my Time Machine backup got corrupted. (I believe due to a faulty USB-C cable.)

So you need a multifaceted backup system as well. It is also advisable to have a second backup in a separate location. (example, you have you laptop bag in your trunk, with your TM and CCC backups in the bag. OOOPS someone stole your Ford Pinto, along with your laptop bag.)

I Purchased DiskWarrior, and it fixed the drive...Now I am hoping it is updated quickly for Catalina.
 
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Howard2k

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Ha, I use time machine. I know CCC is a good choice as well. Last week my Time Machine backup got corrupted. (I believe due to a faulty USB-C cable.)

So you need a multifaceted backup system as well. It is also advisable to have a second backup in a separate location. (example, you have you laptop bag in your trunk, with your TM and CCC backups in the bag. OOOPS someone stole your Ford Pinto, along with your laptop bag.)

I Purchased DiskWarrior, and it fixed the drive...Now I am hoping it is updated quickly for Catalina.
For sure. I use multiple Time Machine volumes just in case.
 
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