The Mac computer, just like the Windows computer, offers an application called the trash can to store those data files you delete from their original locations. And thus, if you find you have done some wrong deletions, there is still a chance for you to restore the data files from the trash can. But it is not wise to keep all the data files on the trash can forever. You need to empty the trash can sometimes if there is nothing important.
Why to Force Empty Trash Can on the Mac?
When emptying the trash can, you may encounter some errors, like the system freeze or system crash, which will make the action of emptying failure. That is why we need to know something about the way to effect empty of the trash can, or you can say to force the trash can to empty all the data files contained.
How to Force Empty Trash Can on Mac?
As the method we use to effect empty of the trash can is kind of technical, you may need a detailed tutorial just like the one followed:
Step 1. Find the “utilities” tool on your Mac computer, and there from the sub-menu of it, choose the “terminal”.
Step 2. After you open the “terminal” tool, you can see a blank window, where you need to input the command “sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/*”.
Step 3. With the command, the system will automatically start to empty the trash can on your Mac computer. And you can go and have a check.
What to do when the force empty was done by accidently?
Now, if you have emptied the trash can on your Mac, and soon, you are regarding about the operation, because you have deleted the wrong data files. Well, take it easy! There is still a way out. You can again recover those data files from your emptied trash can with a wonderful application. The application is the Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac.
The Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is an application for the Mac users who want to recover some deleted data files or damaged data files. That is to say, it can help you recover the data files lost due to wrong deletion, system problem and even virus attack.
Compared with its other counterparts, the Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is absolutely the best tool for recovering the data files on the Mac. And besides the data files on the Mac computer, you can also recover the data files on the Windows computer with the Wondershare Data Recovery for Windows, a second version of the Wondershare Data Recovery. Then, if you want to recover the data files on your mobile phone, you can connect it to your computer with a USB cable, and so do the other external devices.
Now go on to the recovery on the Mac computer. There are two different modes of recovery on the Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac. The “Wizard Mode Recovery” and the “Standard Mode Recovery”. Both the two modes can help you do perfect recovery on your Mac computer. The different thing is that, the former is designed specially for the novices of this tool, which can help you recover the data files with only two simple answers. And the later is a bit of difficult, which can help you recover the data files more personalized.
As a ground user, you can read the guidance of the “Wizard Mode Recovery” in the following passages as a reference.
Step 1. Download, install and launch
First of all, you need to have this application on your computer. You can download the Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac on your Mac computer or you can have the Wondershare Data Recovery for Windows on your Windows computer. And after that, just install it following the installation wizard to install this application on your computer properly. And then remember to launch it before you go to the next step.
Step 2. Choose the recovery mode
There are four recovery modes on the primary window, including the Lost file recovery, Raw recovery, Partition recovery and Resume recovery. The functions vary with the names. In this article, you need to choose the “lost file recovery” option, which can help you retrieve the data files from your trash can.
Step 3. Choose the type of the data files
The Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac can help you recover the data files including the photos, audios, videos, emails and work documents. You need to choose the types of the data files that you want to recover, so that you can save much time. And also, you can choose “All files” if you forget the types or you want to recover many types.
Step 4. Choose the original location of the data files
In this step, you need to choose the original location of the data files that you want to recover. If you want to retrieve the data files from the trash can on your Mac, you choose the “Trash can” now. And if you forget the detailed location of the data files, you can choose the “computer” instead.
Step 5. Enable the “Deep scan” and start to scan
Usually, we enable the “Deep scan” so that this tool will find all the recoverable data files that you want. Just choose the option and then click on the “Scan” button.
Step 6. Preview the data files found
After the scanning process, you will get all the recoverable data files on the primary window of this tool. All of those data files are allowed to be previewed one by one. So you can just preview them and choose the specific items for recovering.
Step 7. Start to recover the data files on Mac
Now, you have chosen all the data files desired, you can click on the “Recover” button to start the recovering process. The whole process won't last too long, and then you can retrieve the data files on the trash can.