How to Use Recuva for Yosemite Alternative

This article will show you how to recover deleted or lost files on Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite).

Before recovering files on Yosemite, download and install Wondershare Data Recovery for Yosemite.

Keep in mind: don't install it on the hard drive where you lost your data, in case you overwrite it. Therefore, it's better to install the application to an external HDD if you have one.


This Recuva for Mac alternative is fully compatible with Yosemite, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard.

How to Recover Deleted Files on Yosemite with Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac

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Step 1, Select a data recovery mode

First save Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac to your computer. When finished, double click the downloaded .dmg file to start the installation wizard. Then drag and drop the application icon to the destination folder (better on an external HDD or simply the Applications folder. When finished, double click the Wondershare Data Recovery app icon to launch it. You'll see the primary window shown as the right image.

Next, choose the recovery mode. Usually, select Lost Files Recovery. See introductions to 4 recovery modes of Recuva for Mac alternative.

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Step 2, Select the target disk/drive and start a scan

The application will show you a list of local or external drives. Select where you want to recover lost files from and then click the Scan button on top. If you don't see your desired drive, click the Refresh Drives button. Also make sure the storage device has been successfully connected to your Mac.

In this scan step, there are different options in different recovery mode. Choose desired option to speed up the scan speed. Or keep default options if you don't know what those options mean.

Tip: Use the Filter Option to recover specific type of files. You can choose from photos, videos, documents, emails, etc.

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Step 3, Preview & recover deleted files on Mac OS

In a while, you'll see all found files with file structure on the left. Depending on the recovery mode, the tree view could be divided by folders (Lost File Recovery) or file types (Raw Recovery).

On the right, it's the file list. Click on each file to view in the above preview window. Two view modes are available: Thumbnail and Cover Flow.

To recover found files, simply tick the checkboxes and click the Recover button in the top toolbar. A dialog will appear so you can choose where to save the recovered files.

Note that you can't recover deleted files to its original drive for safety reason (in case other files are overwritten).

By the above 3 steps, you can easily recover deleted files on Yosemite. Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is a must-have data recovery for Mac. With the trial version, you can preview your lost files. You need to register it to recover files to your storage device. Get a free trial now.

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