Mac data recovery after using Command + Shift + Delete

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery on August 9th, 2017

In order to delete some unwanted files, I use "Command + Shift + delete" in Mac Trash. But later, I recognize there are still important files among those deleted folder. Those files can't be found at Mac Trash any more. Is there any way to undo empty Trash on Mac or get files back? Help!

All Mac users must know that there are many keyboard shortcuts on Mac, having functions such as preview, quit, copy, search, cutting, pasting and deletion. Getting familiar with those shortcuts enables us to use Mac in a more convenient and smooth way. But those shortcuts can also cause trouble, especially for users who know little about shortcuts or remember certain shortcuts incorrectly.

One of the most commonly used function is deletion. Here we introduce two deletion shortcuts: one is Command + Delete, using to move the selected item to Mac Trash, the other is Command + Shift + Delete, using to empty Mac Trash.

There are always cases that users mistakenly perform the above deletion shortcuts on a significant file and need to get the deleted file back. For files that are deleted by Command + Delete, we can find those deleted files in Mac Trash. But for files deleted by Command + Shift + Delete, we may don't know how to restore those deleted files since files can't be found in Mac Trash. Is there any way to undo empty Trash on Mac? Here, we will introduce how to recover files deleted by Command + Shift + Delete.

Tips for Mac data recovery after using Command + Shift + Delete

Although we can recover files deleted by Command + Shift + Delete, here is one thing we should note: after deletion, we should stop using the Mac until the data recovery has been successfully done.

That's because any further operation on the Mac may write new data to the drive and cover the deleted files. For deleted files that have been overwritten, the recovery would not be possible.

Mac data recovery after using Command + Shift + Delete - how to make it

All we need is iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery, a free Mac data recovery software that can recover files deleted by Command + Shift + Delete, recover deleted files emptied from Mac Trash, recover files deleted by rm command, recover deleted downloads folder, recover deleted photos in Photos, etc. on macOS 10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6.

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Aside from deleted file recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also recover data from formatted, unmountable, unreadable, inaccessible Macintosh HD, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, digital camera, etc.

Step-by-step guidance to recover files deleted by Command + Shift + Delete on Mac

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on Mac.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Mac data recovery after using Command + Shift + Delete

Step 3: Select the drive which we have deleted files using Command + Shift + Delete, click "Next" to search for deleted files.

Step 4: Preview the files in the searching results, choose files we want, and click "Recover" to get those deleted files back.

Step 5: Have a check to ensure all lost files have been successfully restored.

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