How to recover deleted files from Mac Terminal?

Posted by Autumn X to Mac Data Recovery on July 5th, 2017

I was trying to recover deleted files on Mac from the Terminal. However, when I opened the Terminal window and tried to perform any command, the Mac OS X told me that command not found. I had emptied the Trash before making the file recovery command, is it possible to recover deleted files from Mac Terminal? If there's any possibility, how can I recover deleted files from Mac Terminal? Please help!

Mac OS X offers Terminal for us to control Mac machine. The Terminal makes it much easy and effective to perform commands under Mac OS X for many of us. And sometimes we can even recover deleted files from Mac Terminal by making the file recovery command. But we may don't know the command to recover deleted data with Mac Terminal. Therefore, this article will talk about recovering deleted data from Mac terminal.

Recover deleted files from Mac Terminal

Actually, recovering deleted files from Mac Terminal is using "cd .Trash" command to invoke Trash and using "mv xxx ../" command (replace the "xxx" part of the format with the full name of the file we deleted and now want to recover) to move the file from Trash. So it is impossible to recover deleted files from Mac Terminal if we have emptied the Trash before we try to recover deleted files from Mac Terminal. Besides that, when we enter the Terminal commands incorrectly, we will just get the "command not found" message.

To make things easy, we can recover deleted files on Mac with data recovery software. Free Mac undelete software: iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is highly recommended for us to recover deleted files.

Recover deleted files on Mac with free Mac undelete software

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a professional Mac data recovery software that enables us to recover deleted files on Mac from hard drive, external hard drive, USB hard drive, memory card and other storage devices even we have emptied Mac Trash, no matter those files are documents, photos, videos, emails, music, etc. What's more, it can help us to recover lost data from unreadable external hard drive, unmountable hard drive, formatted hard drive, invalid volume header hard drive, lost partition, etc.

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Step-by-step guidance to recover deleted files on Mac

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

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

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Step 3: Select the drive which we have deleted files from, click "Next" to search for deleted files.

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

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