While force emptying the Trash, you might also delete important files and folders inadvertently. Losing precious data in such a way is painful. However, in this blog, we have shared methods you can use to recover files deleted by force emptying the trash.
How is the Trash Force Emptied?
Your attempts to empty the Trash normally might be thwarted due to a number of reasons. The Mac may prompt that the program is still in use when you know it’s not, the file might be locked, or the item may contain a special character that makes the macOS think it’s an important file. You can use the Terminal to force empty your Trash. Follow the below steps to successfully empty the trash.
Note: There is a space after R, so you must provide one space after R or else the command won’t work
Depending on the size and number of files present in the Trash, the time to empty the Trash may vary. In case you need to recover data after force emptying the Trash, you can consider the following solutions.
Solution 1: Restore Deleted Files from Time Machine Backup
Time Machine is one of the most important applications in macOS that facilitates backup of files, folders, and partitions. It can be used to restore the entire macOS or specific files and folders. Follow the below steps to recover deleted files from trash:
Sometimes the Time Machine backup can also get deleted. You can use a data recovery software in such situations.
Solution 2: Recover Files using a Data Recovery Software
Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac is a highly intuitive and easy to use data recovery software which can easily recover all the files and folders deleted from the Trash. It also recovers your precious JPEG photos, QuickTime videos, MPEG files, audios, DOCX & XLSX documents, and various other file formats. Additionally, if your files from the Time Machine backup drive are inaccessible or deleted, then this software can scan the Time Machine backup drive and bring back lost data to life. Follow the below steps to successfully recover deleted files from trash:
It often happens with Mac users, we force empty the Trash and then realize that our important files are gone forever. In such a situation, you can refer to this blog. We have explained two methods you can use to recover deleted files from trash. While a Time Machine backup is your primary option, you can also use a third-party data recovery software if you don’t have a backup. Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac is a highly effective tool to recover data from any data loss scenario. The latest version of this application supports 64-Bit architecture on macOS Mojave 10.14. Free download the software now and start recovering your permanently deleted files.
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