How to recover deleted/lost downloads folder on Mac?

Posted by Autumn X to Mac Data Recovery on June 27th, 2017

I deleted downloads folder on my Mac Book accidentally. There are some important files in downloads folder. How can I recover deleted downloads folder on Mac? Anyone can help? Please!

We often see this kind of problems on forums. Downloads folder contains important files. Once we have accidentally deleted downloads folder on Mac, we will lose all files in downloads folder. We are eager to recover lost/deleted downloads folder files on Mac, but some of us may think we can't do that. The truth is that when a file is deleted, the file is still saved on the drive. We can not find deleted/lost files or folders because the index entry is deleted and the system marks the storage space of deleted/lost files or folders as free and available. As long as that space hasn't been used, we can recover deleted/lost files or folders. That's the reason why we can recover deleted/lost downloads folder. And this article is here to tell us how to recover lost/deleted downloads folder on Mac.

Ways to recover deleted/lost downloads folder on Mac

There are 3 ways for us to recover deleted/lost downloads folder on Mac.

Recover deleted downloads folder files from Mac Trash

Generally, the Mac Trash has all deleted files, and we can recover deleted downloads folder files on Mac from the Trash. But if we have emptied Mac Trash, we will need professional Mac data recovery software.

Restore deleted downloads folder with Time Machine

If we have backup for downloads folder with Time Machine, we can easily recover deleted/lost downloads folder on Mac with Time Machine. But if we have no backup for downloads folder, we should recover it with professional Mac data recovery tool.

Recover deleted downloads folder on Mac with data recovery software

Recover deleted downloads folder on Mac with data recovery software is the most useful way. Great Mac data recovery software can recover deleted/lost downloads folder even though we have emptied Mac Trash or we haven't backed up downloads folder. Among various Mac data recovery software, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is highly recommended for us to recover lost/deleted downloads folder on Mac.

Recover deleted/lost downloads folder on Mac with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is safe and free Mac data recovery software that helps to recover deleted or lost files from hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, memory card and other storage devices. It can even recover deleted files emptied form Mac Trash, recover lost data from unmountable hard drive, and recover deleted applications from Mac hard drive, formatted hard drive, unreadable hard drive. With iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery, we can recover deleted downloads folder files on Mac easily, no matter those files are documents, photos, videos, emails, music, etc.

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Step-by-step guidance to recover lost/deleted downloads folder on Mac

After downloading and installing iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on our Mac, we can recover deleted downloads folder files with the following steps.

Step 1: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery and select the drive where downloads folder located.

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Step 2: Click "Next" to search for the lost/deleted files.

Step 3: Preview the searching results, choose files need to be recovered and click "Recover" to get them back.

Step 4: Preview the scanning results, choose those you needed and then click "Recover" button to recover those data.

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