Ever had that sinking feeling associated with data loss? Unlike program and system files, you can’t magically recreate photos, documents and other personal data, so if you’re not very diligent about backing up then you could find yourself in a real pickle.
Even if you do use Time Machine to back up, there’s always a small window of inopportunity between the last backup and the next one - if you’ve imported, created or edited a file in that period, and then lose it, what then?
As its name suggests, EaseUS Mac Undelete is designed to help you recover files you’ve accidentally deleted - that’s to say, you’ve either deleted them directly or moved them to the Trash before emptying it. It’s actually a cut-down version of a more fully featured (and costly) data-recovery tool, but if your data can be found through a quick scan for deleted files, it could prove a lifesaver.
It’s incredibly simple to use: fire up the app and click the Undelete button. Select the drive your data was on and click Next, then sit back and wait while it scans for deleted files. It’s able to do this because when files are deleted from your Mac they’re not physically erased - the space is marked as available for other files to be written to, but until the data’s overwritten, your file is recoverable.
After a quick scan, the results are displayed in a simple browser window - just drill through the folders looking for your lost file - once a folder is selected, recoverable contents will be displayed in the right-hand window, complete with preview where available. Then simply tick those files or folders you wish to recover, click the Recover button and save the files to a suitable location - namely another physical drive to maximise the chances of a successful recovery.
It’s quick, efficient and could save you a fortune in data recovery fees, never mind your marriage when you manage to restore the only surviving copy of your honeymoon snaps...