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Accidentally Deleted an Important File? Here's How to Recover It on macOS and Windows


A man accidentally deleted an important file

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Accidentally deleting an important file can be a distressing experience. However, there's often a chance to recover your lost data. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to recover accidentally deleted files on both macOS and Windows operating systems. If you find yourself in this situation and need expert assistance, Chibitek is just a call or email away.

Recovering Deleted Files on macOS


1. Check Trash

  • Open the Trash by clicking on its icon in the Dock.

  • Locate the deleted file, right-click on it, and choose "Put Back" to restore it to its original location.

2. Time Machine Backup (macOS)

  • If you have enabled Time Machine, connect your backup drive and open the Time Machine application.

  • Navigate to the date when the file was present, locate the file, and click on the "Restore" button to retrieve it.

3. Use File Recovery Software

  • If the file is not in the Trash or Time Machine, consider using reputable file recovery software such as Disk Drill, Data Rescue, or EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

  • Install the software, follow the instructions, and run a scan to search for deleted files. Once found, recover the desired file to a new location.


Recovering Deleted Files on Windows


1. Check Recycle Bin

  • Open the Recycle Bin by double-clicking on its icon on the desktop.

  • Locate the deleted file, right-click on it, and select "Restore" to return it to its original location.

2. Previous Versions (Windows)

  • Right-click on the folder that previously contained the deleted file and select "Restore previous versions."

  • Choose a previous version that includes the file and click on the "Restore" button.

3. Utilize File Recovery Software

  • If the file is not in the Recycle Bin or available through previous versions, consider using reliable file recovery software such as Recuva, MiniTool Power Data Recovery, or EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

  • Download and install the software, follow the provided instructions, and initiate a scan to search for deleted files. Recover the desired file to a new location.


Contact Chibitek

If you're unable to recover your accidentally deleted file using the above methods or require professional assistance, Chibitek is here to help. With their expertise and experience in data recovery, they can provide valuable guidance and support.


Partnering with Chibitek ensures access to skilled technicians who can provide professional support tailored to your data recovery needs on macOS and Windows. Don't hesitate to contact Chibitek for reliable assistance when it comes to recovering your accidentally deleted files.


Accidentally deleting an important file can be distressing, but there's often hope for recovery. By checking the Trash or Recycle Bin, utilizing backup options like Time Machine or Previous Versions, and employing reputable file recovery software, you can increase your chances of retrieving your lost data. If you need expert assistance or encounter difficulties during the file recovery process, remember that Chibitek is available to provide reliable support.


Recover your accidentally deleted files with confidence, and don't hesitate to reach out to Chibitek for professional data recovery assistance.


Note: When attempting to recover deleted files, it's crucial to avoid further write operations to the disk where the file was stored to prevent permanent data loss.

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