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How to Recover Deleted Apps on Mac (tutorial)

This post offers validated and free methods to recover deleted apps on Mac. While the easiest and quickest way to restore deleted apps and their related files is to use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac.

Applications on Mac are easy to be removed. If you find your apps disappeared from your MacBook due to one of the following cases, how can you recover the deleted apps on your MacBook fast?

Thankfully, this post is a full guide that offers almost all possible ways to find and recover deleted apps on Mac. Then, you can reinstall and use these apps normally.

And the following passage will give you detailed solutions to restore the deleted apps.

Fix 1. Recover Deleted Apps from iCloud

If you’ve synchronized your Mac to iCloud, you can try to restore your recently deleted app from icloud.com, even if the deleted app is shared by your friend over the air like AirDrop or other media.

Step 1. Search for icloud.com from Safari or another browser and log into your account.

Step 2. Click Account Settings under your user name.

Step 3. Click the Restore File option at the bottom.

Step 4. Select your deleted app if it is listed in the Restore Files field and click Restore.

If your removed application is not listed in the Restore Files box, back to the home page of icloud.com. Then, select iCloud Drive and open the folders in iCloud Drive to search for the installer of your deleted app.

Fix 2. Recover Deleted Apps Using Data Recovery Software

Since whether the above ways are useful or not depends on your situation, if they make no sense to you, you can use data recovery software to help you recover the deleted app on Mac.

Professional data recovery software supports almost all cases of deleted app recovery. It can’t not only help you restore the installer of the deleted apps but also recover the apps’ related files. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is such a data recovery tool.

Step 1. Scan for deleted files

Select the hard drive, external drive, or SSD where your important data & files were deleted and click “Search for lost files”.

Step 2. Filter the lost files

The software will run quick and deep scans and work hard to find as many deleted files as possible on the selected volume. Filter wanted files through the “Type” and “Path” options.

Step 3. Recover deleted files

Double-click the deleted files to preview. Then, click the “Recover” button to get them back.

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Finding and recovering deleted apps on Mac is not intricate. This article offers almost all possible methods to meet your scenarios and is dedicated to helping you retrieve deleted apps. You can choose the solution that is suitable for your case from this post.

Mac Restore Deleted Files Frequently Asked Questions

After Mac data recovery, you can read these frequently asked questions to get additional help.

1. Is it possible to recover deleted files on Mac?

Of course, it is possible to recover deleted files on Mac. In general, the deleted files from Mac hard drive are put into the Trash Can, from where you can restore quickly. If you have emptied the Trash, you can restore deleted files on Mac without software by time machine backup files, undo options, and terminal commands.

To recover deleted files on Mac from an emptied Trash:

Step 1. Download and launch EaseUS Mac data recovery software. Select the location where your data or files were deleted and click the Scan button.

Step 2. The software will run quick and deep scans and work hard to find deleted files.

Step 3. Select the files and click the Recover Now button to get them back.

2. How do I recover permanently deleted photos from my Mac?

Permanently deleted files are not gone forever. You can recover deleted photos on Mac for free with secure methods.

  • Recover deleted photos in Photos App on Mac
  • Recover deleted photos from Trash/emptied Trash
  • Recover deleted photos from Time Machine backup
  • Recover deleted pictures and photos from Mac with Mac data recovery software

3. How can I recover permanently deleted files from my Mac without the software?

Recover Deleted Files on Mac without Software:

Step 1. Launch Time Machine on your Mac.

Step 2. Find the deleted files you want to restore using the onscreen up-and-down arrows to locate them.

Step 3. Click the Restore button, and the deleted file will return to its original location.

4. Where do permanently deleted files go?

Files moved to the recycle bin (on PCs) or the trash can (on Macs) stay in those folders until the user empties the recycle bin or trash can. Once they have been deleted from those folders, they are still in the hard drive and can be retrieved with the right software.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.