Whenever you delete a file or directory from your Mac, it’ll go to Trash by default You can either restore it or permanently remove from your machine. If the deleted items aren’t there in Trash and still you want to recover it, you can use a professional Mac file recovery tool like Remo without thinking about the size of deleted files.
But, what if you’re using iCloud as the default storage location on your Mac?
Yes, you can restore the deleted iCloud files. And, there is a specific time limit for restoration as well – 30 days. Within the span of these days, you can restore deleted files online.
iCloud File Recovery Process
If you delete an iCloud file on your Mac, it’ll tell you that it’s going to get deleted from all your devices. Anyhow, you can still recover that file. The steps are shown below.
Go to any web browser (Safari is recommended).
Enter your Apple credentials (username and password) and click on the right arrow.
Select Settings and find out the Advanced section.
You can see Restore Files on the bottom right of your screen. Click it.
Select all the files you want to restore.
If you want to restore all, click Select All button
Finally, click Restore Files.
iCoud Contact Recovery
Contact recovery in iCloud isn’t about recovering individual contacts. iCloud takes care of automatic contact backup at regular intervals. These backups can be used to recover once you lost your important contacts from your Mac or iPhone stored in iCloud. And, the process is a bit similar to those of file iCloud file recovery. Here’s the process.
Open iCloud.com from your web browser.
Login with your credentials.
Click Settings option.
Select Restore Contacts option at the lower left corner of your screen.
Choose the backup from which you want to restore contacts.
In the same way, you can restore calendar events lost from your iCloud as well.
Restoring Deleted Photos in iCloud
The process of recovering image files in iCloud is a bit different from restoring other types of files. Here’re the steps.
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