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How to Get Data Back on MacBook Pro in Minutes?

Wondering how to get data back on MacBook Pro? Have you ever found your files deleted, intentionally or unintentionally? Here is a guide especially for MacBook Pro file retrieval in minutes.

As we all know, Macbook Pro is undoubtedly one of the most popular Macintosh computers in our life. Recently, the highly-anticipated 2016 MacBook Pro, though not yet released, has also caused a temporary sensation among Apple fans. In spite of the great user experience, users may still inevitably encounter with some unexpected problems. Data loss, for example, can make many of MacBook Pro users crazy. Okay, let's see the step-by-step guide on getting data back on Macbook Pro.

Seriously, do the lost files really disappear from your Mac? I want to say, it’s hard to say. However, in most of time, they are actually still in your machine. The question is: how to get them back? Well, in general, they can be retrieved by yourself or by a powerful data recovery software for Mac. OK, without further ado, let's get start to get data back on your MacBook Pro.

First of all , we talk about how to get data back by ourselves.

  1. Check the Trash Bin. 
    Some people, would you believe, even don't realize that they should check the Trash Bin to get back deleted files as soon as they found data lost. If you’re lucky to find your lost files, just right click on them or press "control" on your keyboard while clicking on the file to access the right-click contextual menu. Then, choose "Put Back" to retrieve the file to its original folder or directory.
  2. Find the Files via Spotlight. 
    In the case that you're sure you have never deleted the files you need, it is then possible that you just forgot where you store them. Click the Spotlight at the top right corner of your screen and then type in the keyword. You may then find the files in the show results.
  3. Check the Backup. 
    The next step is to see whether you have any backup copy of the lost files. As we have introduced in “Two Ways to Recover MicroSDHC Card Data in Mac OS X”, we can use the Time Machine application to restore lost files on Mac if there is any backup copy.

If all the above-mentioned ways to get your data back yourself are not workable, don’t worry! It’s time for you to try the second method: find the right recovery utility. So, how is it possible to get back missing files without sending your drive out to a company?

Generally Speaking, data recovery can be put into two categories:

  • When the hard drive of your computer has physical errors and some of the mechanical or electrical components of the drive doesn't work any more (usually can't be recognized by your PC). This is what is referred to in the industry as a “physical” reason.
  • When your hard drive is working perfectly, but you have deleted files, formatted your drive, or lost your data for some other reasons. This is what is referred to in the industry as a “logical” reason.

As shown in the above chart, only 2.4% of cases are “physical” reasons for data loss and you need to send your hard drive to data recovery company. “Logical” problems, including computer virus, software corruption, on-site disaster, theft and human error, are the main reasons resulting to data loss on our PC. That’s to say, a software solution can be used for file retrieval in the vast majority of cases.

Cisdem DataRecovery for Mac, for example, is suggested software for logical data loss on your MacBook Pro, which is an powerful data recovery tool to recover lost files in OS X (El Capitan included) in three easy steps. What's more, it supports file retrieval from many data storage media, including internal/external hard drives, USB drives, SD card, digital cameras, iPods, etc. It is high-effective and easy-to-use to even Mac newbies.

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