How to recover a deleted folder on my Mac?

I accidentally deleted an important folder on my Mac and now I can’t find it in my Trash. I really need to restore it as it contains critical documents for a project I’m working on. Could someone guide me on the best way to recover this deleted folder? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Ugh, I totally feel your pain. This happened to me a while back. First, double-check the Trash, maybe it’s hiding. If it’s not there, things might get tricky. I’ve tried using ‘Disk Drill for Mac’ but seriously, it ain’t perfect. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Plus, it’s kinda pricey for mixed results. Also, try and see if you have any recent Time Machine backups, if you had that set up. If nothing works, reaching out to a data recovery service might be your only shot. Fingers crossed for you. :pray:

You should probably have backed up your data. Anyway, since you didn’t, just deal with the hassle. You can try Disk Drill for Mac. Just know that while it’s decent, it has its downsides like the free version being useless for significant recoveries and some people having compatibility issues. Still, it might help in your case. Check out this review for more options: Top 10 Best Data Recovery Software for Mac (Including FREE). Don’t get your hopes too high, though. These software programs aren’t perfect and can sometimes be hard to use.

So you accidentally deleted an important folder on your Mac and can’t find it in the Trash. That’s a real nightmare scenario. The good news is, there are ways to recover it, but it depends on how quickly you act.

First, if you have Time Machine backups enabled, that’s your best bet. Just open Time Machine from your Applications, navigate to the date before the folder was deleted, and restore it.

No Time Machine? Don’t worry. This is where third-party recovery software like Disk Drill comes in handy. Disk Drill is pretty reliable and can recover lost data even if it’s been removed from the Trash. You can find an independent review here: Independent Disk Drill Review.

I’ve personally had success with Disk Drill; it’s like the Swiss Army knife of recovery tools. Just install it, run a scan, and follow the on-screen instructions to restore your deleted folder.

Remember, the sooner you attempt recovery, the better your chances. Good luck!