Recover Folder Deleted using RM command

  • Files and folders that are deleted using RM command on all Mac OS X including the latest Sierra, and its earlier versions can be retrieved with Folder Recovery tool
  • Supports recovery of over 300+ file types including videos, images, texts, audio files, etc.
  • It recovers files and folders from all storage drives including external hard drives, pen drives, memory cards, flash drives, USB drives, etc.
  • One can eveluate the efficiency of the tool by downloading its trial version and previewing the recovered files before activating the license of the software

Mac systems have a program called the terminal from where the files saved in your Mac system, can be managed. It is somewhat like command prompt in Windows Operating Systems. Many users prefer to install, delete files from the command prompt as it is considered as the safest way to do so. Consider a scenario; you were deleting some unwanted files from your Mac OS, but by mistake, you deleted an important one. You might also remove some files using the rm command and later realizes that the files were important. Sometimes users even delete some files after taking a proper backup but due to some reasons, the backup gets corrupted and they lose the access to all the files stored in it. In each of these situations, a deleted folder recovery tool is required.

Following command is used to delete a file through Mac terminal –
rm filename

This method of deleting files & folders is considered to be permanent as the deleted files are not saved in the Mac Trash. But that doesn’t mean that they are gone forever. By using the rm command, you are actually removing only the access information of that file and not the actual file. This means that the file is just made invisible and resides at its original place until some other file replaces it. Files once overwritten cannot be restored using any recovery tool. Therefore, it is a highly recommended that the system, from which the deletion has happened, should be kept idle until you recover folder deleted using rm command.

One can make use of the folder recovery software to recover folder after rm command is executed. This tool has an advanced and powerful engine with efficient algorithms to finish the restoration process within a short span of time. The folder recovery software is available as a free demo version and one can try it to recover folder after rm command is used. This will help in estimating the proper working of the tool. The tool has many unique features that help the user in customizing the data retrieval process. Some of them are –

Find Tool: After scanning, a list of recovered files is generated which can be viewed in “File Type View” or “Data View”. To find and ensure that a particular file is been restored or not, Find Tool can be utilized.

Save Recovery Session: This option enables the user to save the current recovery session and restart it later at any point in time. This avoids rescanning of the entire drive.

Preview: The demo version of the tool contains the preview option using which the recovered files can be previewed. This helps in evaluating the tool’s performance.

Save to CD/DVD: This option can be utilized as soon as you buy the full version. The recovered files and folders can be saved to any destination that is accessible to the host operating system.

The software can be used on all the versions of Mac OS i.e. Mac OS X 10.5.x & later versions, that includes Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Yosemite, Mavericks, El Capitan and Sierra. It can be used to restore folders deleted using rm command. It is also capable of recovering deleted music folders with different file formats like AVI, MP3, MP4, etc. and other files like- .doc files, .xls, .ppt, .rar, .exe & many more. Even you can recover folder after rm command is used to remove files from an external storage device like an external hard drive, USB drive, memory card, etc.

Steps to restore folders deleted using rm command –

Step 1 – Download and run the Folder Recovery software and install it on your system. Now launch the tool.

Step 2 – From the main screen select “Recover Files” option.

Recover Folder after RM - Main Screen

Fig 1: Welcome Screen

Step 3 – Then select “Recover Deleted Files” option to recover folder deleted using rm command.

Recover Folder after RM - Select Option

Fig 2: Select Deleted Files option

Step 4 – Now choose the drive from which you want to restore folders deleted using rm.

Recover Folder after RM - Select volume

Fig 3: Select Volume

Step 5 – After scanning is finished, a list of recovered data is displayed. Preview and save the folders after buying.

Recover Folder after RM - Final Recovered Window

Fig 4: Recovered folders