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Recover deleted data on Mac

The digital age has actually helped in converting the physical documents to digital files which are easier to store and manage. They take up very less space and we can store everything on our laptop or any other storage media devices. But again, any electronic device has a risk of getting corrupted due to one or the other reason. So what if you lose some important data by accidentally deleting it from your laptop/mac? Is it permanently gone from the hard disk or SSD? Well there are software available to help you out in this case. But as you might be knowing that companies tend to develop more software for Windows operating system, and you don’t have much options for Mac most of the times. Today is all about Mac data recovery using EaseUS data recovery wizard software.

 

Reasons of data getting lost:

  • Accidentally deleted data even from the trash
  • Hard disk getting corrupted
  • Power failure
  • Virus/malware/worm attack
  • Partition lost
  • Physical damage to the machine

There can be other reasons too. But unless it is a physical damage, the software can come to your rescue and get your data back.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac

So there is this company called EaseUS who excel in data recovery solutions and luckily they have a software available for Mac too. We have done reviews in the past for their software on Windows and it worked amazingly for Mac OS too. It is a simple easy to use recovery software that can be used by anyone. Also it is free to use, so one can give it a try anytime for certain GB of data.

Features of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard:

  • Restore lost or deleted document, photo, video, audio, email and other types of files
  • Save files from Mac notebook, Mac desktop, hard drive, SSD, USB drive, memory card, SD card, CF card, digital camera, iPod, MP3/MP4 player, etc.

One can recover all types of files using EaseUS data recovery wizard. They have a Free version and paid version available for the software with different features. Here is the feature comparison for all the versions.

Steps to recover data using EaseUS Data recovery Wizard:

  1. Install and launch the software.
  2. Start the scanning by specifying the location of deleted files. Quick scan or a deep scan based on the type of scanning you want to do in the system.
  3. You will have a list of files which the software will be able to recover. Start recovering the files in some new location and not where the files where lost.

This is how easy it is to recover data using EaseUS data recovery wizard. It will mostly find all the files that were lost due to one or the other reasons mentioned above. Let me know how the software worked out for you, also post any doubts if you have in the comment section.

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How to wipe Mac clean with SafeWiper

Nowadays, people are often changing their computers and laptops with the latest configurations to keep everything up to date on their lives. Moreover, to support the latest software and apps, you must upgrade your computer newest specifications in order to use those cool features. So, it is quite understandable if you decide to sell your old MacBook to get the latest version of it.

And the best thing to do with the old MacBook computers is to sell them or donate them to the next person. But it is not that easy as you think because deleting the files and folders from the computer may be easy but a simple deletion won’t really get your data and information deleted permanently from your system. That’s correct, using any data recovery software available on the internet can restore your files back on the computer and it will be a huge threat to your personal life if those files and data such as bank statements, medical records, private pictures and emails, etc. falls on some wrong hands. So, to resolve this issue, we have come up with few solutions that we will discuss on this tutorial on how to wipe mac clean.

How to Wipe Mac Clean with SafeWiper?

Part 1. Deleting all files and folder manually.

This part works for those who has very smaller data collection on their MacBook. In that case you can use the following steps to remove the files from your computer.

Step 1. Turn on your Mac and head on to the main hard drive of your computer.

Step 2. Select the files using your mouse and simply delete them from your computer.

Step 3. In order to select all files, you can press Command + A key together and press delete to remove those files.

Cons –

  1. Most unsure way to delete files.
  2. Time consuming method if you have huge data collection your computer.

Part 2. Format your Mac Computer.

Formatting is the best way to delete all files, folders, software and other private data from your computer. It will completely wipe your system and will make your computer totally fresh as new. Learn how to do that –

Step 1. Start the Finder menu and from the left side panel, choose Applications.

Step 2. From the right side panel, select “Utilities” followed by Utilities again.

Step 3. Now select the hard drive name that you wish to format and click on “Erase” to start the process.

Step 4. Select the format type such as MS-DOS and give your hard drive a new name followed by clicking “Erase”.

Done! You may restart the computer after the operation is finished and you will find your hard drive empty.

Cons –

  1. Deleted files are easily recoverable using any free data recovery software.
  2. Not a safe method if you have secret files stored in your computer.

Part 3. Wipe Mac computer clean using Data Wiper

To overcome the cons discussed in other methods, you should use a professional data erasing tool. In this part, we will be using SafeWiper Mac Data Wiper which a marvelous little program that can erase all the files and folders from your computer beyond recovery. It is 100% guaranteed that the files deleted using Data Wiper program cannot be recovered using any professional data recovery software at all. To make sure all the files are deleted permanently, this program overwrites the erased data over seven times making the deletion process absolutely everlasting. It is the safest way to erase data from your computer before selling or giving away your Mac to anyone.

Let’s see how this program works efficiently

Step 1. Install the software on your Mac computer and launch it to start the deletion process.

Step 2. This program offers to choose whether to delete individual files and folders or wipe an entire hard drive which is one of the handiest feature provided in this tool. So, if you are selling your Mac then it is recommended to choose “Wipe Volume/Device”.

Step 3. Now choose the hard drive name that you wish to wipe forever and click on “Wipe now”.

Step 4. This program provides four types of data deletion techniques but if you are not sure which option to choose then select the third option and click on “Confirm”.

Step 5. The software will start wiping your entire hard drive automatically and you should wait patiently until the process is finished.

Success! You may now restart your computer and you will find totally empty hard drives.

Conclusion:

Taking precautions while selling or donating your Mac computer should be always a top priority in order to protect your identity and information stored on your Mac. The first two methods are only recommended if you are using a personal Mac for yourself but if you are giving away your computer to a total stranger then make sure to permanently delete all the files and folders from your computer by using Data wiper program.