The trash can on the Mac is just as the recycle bin on the Windows. So you can also refer to this article, if you have a Windows computer. And also the good way we are going to introduce to you can also be used on the Windows with a few differences.

Well let's come back to the trash can on the Mac. The trash can is where the data files we deleted are stored. Soon after the deletion, you can find the data files on the trash can, and if you want to restore them, you can do it without hassle. The data files stored on the trash can will be stored forever, until you remove them from there.

To remove the data files from the trash can, or simply empty the trash can will help us improve the performance of the Mac computer, so that the computer can sever better for us. But there is also a shortcoming of doing this, which comes that you will never be able to restore the data files deleted from the trash can with ease.

Do Some Preparations Before Emptying the Trash Can on Mac

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Thus, there are something needed to be done before emptying the trash can. First, you need to browse through the trash can, to make sure that there is no important file concerning to the work and study. Second, restore all the system data files if you are not very clear about the usage of those files. In fact, it is advisable to create a backup file for the data files on the trash can before emptying it. By doing this, it is possible to protect almost all the data files on your computer except from those damaged because of the system problems.

But it doesn't that you can not restore them any more. Instead, you can restore them, or we say to recover them with the help of some third party tools. As there are so many recovery tools on the Internet, you need to keep your eyes open when you decide which to adopt.

How to Undo the Empty Trash on Mac

The Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac, as recommended by many users online, is one of the most handy tools for recovering the data files on the Internet. It can help its user recover the data files deleted from the trash can or the recycle bin with ease and also those damaged by due to the system crash. With the Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac, you can solve all the problems related to the data loss on the computer.

It is also noticeable that you need to know clearly about this tool if you want to use it afterwards. There are many different modes of the scanning and recovery process of this tool. And the devices supported are not limited to the Mac computers. If you use the Windows computer, you can download the Wondershare Data Recovery for Windows instead. And provided you want to recover the data files from your mobile phone, you only need to connect it to your computer with a USB cable. Similarly, to recover the data files on other external drives, just connect them to your computer.

Now, you must wonder how to use this tool. Take it easy. Here is a list of the data files supported by the Wondershare Data Recovery. Only after you learn about this, can you take the best advantage of this tool.

  • 1. The documents in the formats of PDF, DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX, HTML/HTM, EPS,CWK, INDD, etc.
  • 2. The emails or the messages in the formats of EMLX, PST, DBX, etc.
  • 3. The pictures in the formats of JPG/JPEG, TIFF/TIF, PNG, GIF, BMP, PSD, CR2, SR2, NEF, CRW, MRW, ORF, DNG, ERF, RAW, RAF, DCR, WMF, etc.
  • 4. The audio files in the formats of MP3, M4A, WAV, WMA, OGG, AAC, AIF/AIFF, MID/MIDI, etc.
  • 5. The videos in the formats of MP4, M4V, AVI, MOV, WMV, RM/RMVB, FLV, SWF, MPG, 3GP, 3G2, ASF, etc.
  • 6. The compressed archives in the formats of ZIP, SIT, RAR, etc.

Now, you must have finished the passages above and have a brief knowledge about the data files that can be recovered by the Wondershare Data Recovery. Yes, the Wondershare Data Recovery does cover almost all kinds of the data files on the computer. And now, here is the step-by-step tutorial for your reference.

Steps to Recover Deleted Data from Trash Can on Mac by Wondershare Data Recovery

Step 1. Download and install

Choose a suitable version of the Wondershare Data Recovery for your computer. As is mentioned above, there is also a version for the Windows users. After downloading the Wondershare Data Recovery, just install it on your computer. To make this tutorial easy to understand, I will give the detailed tutorial on the operation on the Mac computer with the Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac as an example.

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Step 2. Choose the location of the data files

If you want to recover the data files from the trash can, you need to make it clear to this tool. And if you want to recover the data files from an external drive, remember to connect it to your computer. And choose it on the primary window of the Wondershare Data Recovery. And then click on the “Scan” button.

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Step 3. Preview the data files found

The scanning process will last for a short time, and you need to wait for it with patience. After that, the tool will make out a list containing all the data files recoverable at present.

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Step 4. Choose the data files for recovering

While previewing the data files, you can also choose the data files desired by checking. And after checking all the files you want, you can click on the “Recover” button to recover them.

Step 5. By fault, the data files recovered will be stored on the specific folder on your computer.

If you have no idea about which the folder is, you can go to the “Settings” option of this tool, and find out the location folder with detailed path towards it.

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