How to recover the files on MAC

If you recently encountered ransomware and want to decrypt your files without paying a ransom - then this article is for you. Here you will find the most simple and effective ways of data recovery, which are available to any user.


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Ransomware is the most dangerous type of virus in the modern Internet due to the fact that the consequences of ransomware infection are very difficult to eliminate. In fact, even if you deleted the virus from your computer, you still need to somehow decrypt the data, which is problematic. Scammers always argue that data recovery is impossible without paying a ransom, but in fact you have a chance to decrypt the files without paying at the same time. Viruses, like any other programs, make lots of mistakes, and their effectiveness depends on many factors, such as your computer's security settings, the credentials of your account, the antivirus software used, and so on. All these parameters affect the operation of the virus and, in some cases, can prevent encryption, or save shadow copies for later data recovery. The problem for most users is that data recovery is a process infrequently used in everyday life, and many simply do not know where to start and what programs to use. That's why we created this article. Under this paragraph you will find useful tips for data recovery, indicating the necessary programs and step-by-step instructions.

Method 1. Use Time Machine

Time Machine backs up all of your files to an external hard drive so that you can restore them later or see how they looked in the past. To restore all encrypted files do next. Hold down Command-R key combinations on your keyboard immediately after pressing the power button to turn on your Mac, or immediately after your Mac begins to restart. Continue holding until you see the Apple logo or a spinning globe. Startup is complete when you see the utilities window. Select Restore from Time Machine Backup and click Continue.


How to back up files on MAC OS. Step 1


Method 2. Programs that can restore files

There are many programs that can help to restore files. We will name the most popular. But the first rule is not to use your disk: not to copy new files and not to start extra programs, before you will restore information. Because you can rewrite old version of the files. So, firstly try to restore files and then work with your system in usual way.

Stellar Macintosh Data Recovery

"Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery Professional V8 combines impressive recovery capabilities and elegant interface to help you resurrect lost files on any HFS, FAT, ex-FAT, or NTFS formatted drives and volumes. The software can recover text documents, photos, music, videos, database files, and more."

Link: Download Stellar Macintosh Data Recovery


Stellar program


Remo Recover

"Amazing software with cutting-edge features enable you to perform Mac data recovery brilliantly. No matter what the reason is, Remo Recover Mac will assist you in recovering your complete data. Remo Recover has a specially designed version for Mac users, to undelete files from emptied trash and supports recovery of files, folders, photos and more from latest Mac laptops and Desktops with utmost ease."

Link: Download Remo Recover


Stellar program


Disk Drill

Famous free utility that can help to recover deleted files in Mac OS X, such as critical business documents, music, photos or videos. We can help. We make data recovery for Mac OS X easy.

Link: Disk Drill homepage


PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures (thus the Photo Recovery name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media's file system has been severely damaged or reformatted.

Link: PhotoRec homepage



Do not forget that in some cases, files can not be restored manually. If hackers manage to create a really complex and dangerous virus, then it commits a minimum of errors, and users can only wait for experts to hack the scammers' site, or otherwise receive encryption keys. This is what we advise you to do if the above methods have not helped you. Remove the virus from the computer, save the encrypted data in a separate folder and expect the result from the researchers.





Information about Time Machine from apple official website:





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