The Mac’s Recycle Bin is a special folder that temporarily holds deleted files so you can recover them easily. It’s the first place to look when you discover you are missing an important file. Simply click on the Trash to open the folder. Right-click on the selected file and choose Put Back to restore it to its original location.
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To recover deleted files from an emptied Mac Trash Bin:
Here’s how to recover deleted files from the Trash without software:
If you have not already emptied the Trash Bin you can use the Terminal application to recover deleted files. Use this procedure:
Follow these steps to restore files from the Trash to their original locations: