Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Ian McEwan
But what happens when it isn’t that easy? What do you do when you’ve deleted or lost data on your MacBook Air and recovery is the only option? Thankfully, there are steps that you can take to recover that important data from your MacBook Air when you think it may be lost forever.
If you need it done right away because time is of the essence, you can download a MacBook Air Data Recovery. Let’s backtrack for a second. Even when you delete files on your Mac, they aren’t ever really deleted. Your MacBook Air has those files deeply embedded in its disk even after deletion. Recovering them, however, is rarely easy.
This is where the MacBook Air Data Recovery comes into play. With a MacBook Air Data Recovery, the software will scan the selected drive (usually the C: drive) for any and all files that have been deleted. It can be as simple as installing the software and running it, then selecting the appropriate folder and scanning it. The software will then find those hidden files and allow you to restore them.
This is great for those who are in a time crunch but they are not free. If you don’t mind spending a little bit of money to recover those important files, this isn’t an issue. But what steps are available when spending money is not an option yet you still need to recover those files?
Another efficient method for MacBook Air Data Recovery is the Apple-created support program called “Time Machine”. Time Machine is essentially the equivalent of the Windows backup system in that it automatically creates save or “restore” points on your machine at designated times. You can either manually set those backup times or let the machine do it for you; if you are working on sensitive materials frequently, using a daily backup option might be for the best.
When you’ve lost data that you need to recover, simply search for Time Machine on your machine and follow the prompts. Eventually, it will give you a “restore” option, allowing you restore files that you’ve mistakenly deleted back to their original location. Time Machine is an incredibly handy application that will allow you to do this whenever you need to.
For those with a bit of programming knowledge, there is another way to accomplish this mission as well. Using the terminal application — the equivalent of Window’s command prompt — you can type the Unix command then type in the file that you want to be returned. This is fine if have only a few files that you need to be restored; anything more and the Time Machine option will likely be a better fit as typing in command for each file deleted can be time-consuming.
Should you accidentally delete files from your MacBook Air, you need not fear. There are multiple ways to restore those important files, placing them back where they belong.