Portable Document Format (PDF) is the standard electronic document exchanging format. As PDF document is easy to integrate with multimedia contents in a fixed-layout, it is commonly used in many fields like business, education for exchanging information. So PDF file loss is also a common thing.
Many users like you may want to know how to recover PDF files on Mac including deleted PDFs or lost ones, etc. And you might have experienced one of the situations introduced in Part1 and lost your precious PDF files due to known or unknown reasons. Is it possible to recover lost PDF files on Mac? Read on to find the answer.
I was working on a PDF file for hours on my MacBook. I remembered to save it and then minimized it after editing. My laptop battery died. When I charged and opened it but the PDF file is gone. Is there any way to recover it? Thx in advance.
I deleted a PDF file on My Mac, and then I emptied the Trash. I thought I would never need it. But the very next day, I regretted. And I couldn’t find it anywhere on my Mac. It was gone! How stupid I am! Is it possible to recover the deleted PDF file?
Actually, PDF files can be lost due to many reasons including unintentionally deleting, emptying the Trash, formatting hard drive, partition loss, corrupted operating system, infection of virus, etc. But it is possible to recover Mac deleted or lost PDF files.
When you delete a PDF file on your Mac, your Mac does not actually erase the actual data of the file. Instead, it just quickly changes the corresponding record in the file system to mark the PDF file as “deleted”. And the space of your deleted PDF file is available for use. When the system needs space to write another file, it may claim that space and store a different file in it. This is the point at which the actual data is lost.
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So before your deleted or lost PDF files are overwritten by new files, they can be recovered. That’s why you should stop using your Mac when you find you PDF file missing or deleted by mistake. To recover a lost or deleted PDF file, you need a PDF file recovery tool to get them back. But there are some situations you can’t recover the PDF files by using any PDF recovery tool.
It’s quite a simple job to restore PDF files on Mac if you have Cisdem DataRecovery for Mac on hand. It is perfectly designed to recover lost, deleted, formatted PDF files from different kinds of storage devices, including Macs, external hard drives, memory cards and USB flash drives, etc. Furthermore, it has a bunch of key features which are listed below.
And it support macOS 10.8 or later. It is quite easy to restore PDF files on Mac, just like recovering Mac lost Excel files. You can download free trial of Cisdem DataRecovery for Mac below and install it on your Mac. To avoid data overwritten, please don’t install this app on the hard drive where you lost your PDF and other files.
If you want to find your target PDF files quickly, please click “Setting” to filter files by unchecking all irrelevant extension names.
After recovering your deleted or lost PDF files, you can make a copy of them and store copies in another safe place or upload them to your commonly used online cloud storage provider. If you always edit PDF with an app like Adobe Acrobat DC, please turn on the autosave feature if it has. This can help you recover from unsaved PDF file. In all, backup always makes sense and protect you from data loss.
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