MacBook Data Recovery | How to Recover Deleted Data from MacBook and iMac

Did you delete or lose data which was extremely important to you from your MacBook Air/Pro or iMac? This article will provide you with all the vital information that you need to know on how to recover any type of data from any MacBook.

The very thought of losing important work files such as reports, presentations, documents, spreadsheets, etc. is enough to give some of us sleepless nights.

Yet data loss is a very common issue, thousands and thousands of MacBook users across the globe encounter data loss situation every single day.

However, there are one or two very complicated data loss scenarios that might give you a hard time. For example, recovering data from a dead MacBook, recovering data from a broken MacBook pro or air, or recovering data from MacBook that won’t turn on, or recovering data for MacBook that won’t boot.

This is why we have created this comprehensive article, we have answered how to restore MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, Irrespective of the reason for data loss.

Frequent Data Loss Scenarios on MacBook

  • Accidentally or intentionally deleting files from MacBook
  • Emptying Trash Bin
  • MacBook or iMac that won’t boot past Apple logo
  • Dead MacBook or iMac
  • Broken MacBook

Each of the above-mentioned scenarios is having a different level of complexity. Depending on the level of complexity you also need a powerful method which is safe yet reliable to recover data from MacBook or iMac.

How to Recover Deleted files from a healthy MacBook

How to Recover Data from a Dead MacBook Air/Pro

A Fool proof way to Recover Deleted Files from MacBook Pro or Air or iMac

Deleted files usually end up in the Trash bin of your MacBook or iMac, so if you have manually deleted files, Trash bin is the first place where you are supposed to search for the files. If you have Unfortunately emptied your trash bin or if you have permanently deleted files from MacBook or iMac, you will require a Mac data recovery software to get back all of your files.

Remo Recover’s user interface aims at streamlining and simplifying the complex data recovery process. Engineered with effective scan algorithms, the tool ensures recovery of every bit of deleted data from the Mac volumes. These two features make Remo Recover one of the highly trusted data recovery software in the industry.

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4 simple steps for a flawless MacBook Data Recovery

Step 1: Launch Remo Recover Mac and from the home screen, , Select Recover Deleted Files option to recover files from MacBook or iMac.

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Step 2: From the listed drives, select the Drive you wanted to recover and click on Next

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Step 3: After scanning the drive, a list of recovered files will be displayed in the recovery window.

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Step 4: From the recovery window, you can open the recovered files using the preview option and check whether the files are rightly recovered. After confirming all the files are recovered click on Save

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You can also use Remo to recover data from complex data loss scenarios such as dead or unbootable MacBook as previously mentioned.

In case you feel your MacBook has become slower or its performance is not up to the mark. We highly recommend you to reset MacBook pro or Air.

Having Dead MacBook Air, Pro or iMac? Read this

In this situation, your MacBook doesn’t even turn on. Unfortunately, this might be a physical or hardware damage. There are numerous reasons why you Mac is not turning on, some of them are:

  • Damaged battery
  • Damaged power adapter
  • Broken screen
  • Faulty or fried motherboard
  • Errors in RAM

If you were able to successfully fix the error, then you can regain access to the drive and the lost data. In all the other cases, the only way you can recover data on the MacBook is to disassemble it and retrieve the hard drive.

Later you can connect the hard drive to a healthy PC or Mac using a SATA connector and follow the same steps as mentioned earlier to recover data from a dead MacBook.


In this article we have showed you how to retrieve files from a healthy MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, we have also explained how to recover data from dead or broken MacBook. Hope we have helped you in retrieving data from MacBook hard drive.

If you have any additional questions feel free to ask in the comment section, we will be more than happy to answer your queries.

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John Harris

Senior Editor, Content Analyst and a fan of exceptional customer service. John develops and publishes instructional and informational content regarding partition management, Windows hot-fixes, data management and computer troubleshooting.

As a tenured data recovery specialist, John shares exceptional insights and blog posts about data loss and data recovery across any storage device. With 8+ years’ experience in writing for Data Recovery for both Mac OS and Windows OS computers, he is an avid learner who always wants to polish and simplify the data recovery process. John passes his free time playing Chess and reading Science Fiction novels.

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