The blog highlights useful tips & techniques to recover deleted Mac Download Folder and get back your precious data.
Mac data recovery software is immensely useful if you don’t have a backup or it is obsolete. So, before you read further, download a free trial of the Stellar Mac data recovery tool, and learn how easy it is to recover deleted files & folders when you have the software.
You will discover the following methods to recover deleted folder on Mac:
Method 1: Folder Recovery using Trash
Method 2: Folder Recovery using Time Machine
Method 3: Data Recovery using a Data Recovery Software
The Download Folder is essential in Mac because it contains important data that you have downloaded over the internet. We all delete files and folders in a bid to gain some extra storage space in Mac and the in-built utility ‘Optimized Storage’ is adequate to accomplish this task.
While cleaning up files & folders, it is possible to accidentally delete the Download folder, thereby removing all its downloaded files. Even usage of the wrong command on Terminal, copy/paste function errors and other data loss event can result in deletion of the folder.
In order to recover the deleted Download folder on Mac, try the following recovery techniques:
Recovery using Trash
The normal “Command + Delete” operation moves your selected files & folders to the Trash. So, first of all, look for your deleted Download folder from the Trash. If the folder is found, then put it back to the original location. If the folder is absent, then chances are you have used “Command + Shift + Delete” operation that bypasses saving to the Trash; or you must have emptied your Trash. In this case, try the subsequent recovery methods to recover the Download folder.
Recovery using Time Machine
One cannot deny the importance of data backup. If you have created a backup of your Download folder using the Time Machine backup utility, then you can use this backup to restore the accidentally deleted Download folder. Backup is essential in recovering data from any kind of data loss situation. But, if the backup was not taken or the backup was taken prior to the data loss, then go for the next recovery technique.
Recovery using a Data Recovery Software
If the preceding two techniques do not work, then go for a software solution. Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Mac is an ideal software to recover your deleted Download folder and its contained files such as videos, photos, documents etc.
You can always give a shot to the trial version of the data recovery tool.
The software carries a comprehensive set of features that not only support recovery from internal storage drive but also external drives, including a Time Machine backup.
Watch the video to know about the data recovery process with Stellar Data Recovery tool.
Tips to Increase the Chances of Data Recovery
Avoid Future File Loss
No matter how careful you are, accidental deletion of files can still occur. These few steps will help you avoid deleting important files & folders in Mac.
The blog highlights the reasons that can lead to the Download folder deletion and suggests tried & tested techniques to salvage the folder. In addition, it provides tips to increase the chances of data recovery and how to avoid future file loss. The blog also showcased the role of the renowned Stellar Data Recovery for Mac software in recovering the lost or deleted Download folder.
Vishal is a data recovery expert @Stellar. He addresses data loss scenarios on a Mac. He intends to help people solve their macOS problems. Besides, Vishal prefers to read about astronomy and autobiography, and his favorite is Steve Jobs - The man who thought different written by Karen Bluementhal.
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