It sometimes becomes frustrating when you save an important file on your Mac device yet you cant find them when you need them. This is a major issue that sometimes causes unexpected damage. But it is possible to retrieve back your lost files on your device.
Here is a detailed article on how to fix your files not saving on mac device. First, let us discuss the reasons why this actually happens. May be your Mac device is not up to date or you might have not followed all the right steps before saving your file to the mac device.
To get back your files without getting them deleted searching in the spotlight is one of the quickest and easiest options available. This option enables you to get back your file or any document irrespective of where it is located on your Mac device. Follow these simple steps to retrieve your files with the spotlight.
- Enter the spotlight by selecting the magnifying glass present on the top right corner of your Mac device.
- Type the name of the file or document you want to retrieve.
- Click on the search button.
- By following the above steps you should be able to locate your lost file.
- You can also know its location by selecting the retrieved file and press and hold command.
- The location of the file will appear under the name which can be moved to your desired location and stored safely.
Check your hidden folder:
It sometimes happens with everyone that you accidentally may have hidden the file which you may think inappropriate for kids to access and contains critical work-related data. These files are stored under the name Hidden folders.
Do you know that with the latest version of Mac devices there are certain apps that do that for you? This is one of the most possible reasons for your files not to be seen on the screen.
Follow these simple steps to check whether the file you are searching for is in the hidden folder.
- Open the Terminal app where all your hidden folders are stored.
- Select show all files.
- It displays all the files both hidden and public.
- Hopefully, the files you are searching for should be among them.
Check the trash bin:
This seems a little surprising though but yes it is possible that you might have accidentally deleted the file or document you are searching for. There might be cases in which some files get deleted automatically. Check your trash bin on the main page of your Mac device.
The good news is that the files are not permanently deleted and can be easily recovered from the trash bin within no time.
iCloud is one of the best inventions which helps many of us to manage and store our files and documents. The enormous space allows you to store and use whatever and whenever required. iCloud works online which means it can be accessed from any device apart from the original Mac device which you used to store particular data.
The point to be noted here is that using iCloud requires some expertise and seems a little confusing for the first time user. It sometimes happens that when you try to save your file in iCloud, the file disappears from your Mac device. Don’t get tensed we are here to tell you how to avoid this situation.
Just follow the below steps and keep your file or document copy in iCloud as well as on your Mac device.
- Go to system preferences.
- Select iCloud.
- Go to the options.
- Enter iCloud drive.
- Disable the checkbox for desktop.
- Select keep a local copy option.
In this way, you can have an additional copy of your file which is always a good idea which keeps us away from the tension of losing it.
Always take the support of a techie:
If the problem keeps recurring its always a better option to seek the help of a good technician to retrieve your files. Especially when you have a little knowledge about your device, its good to approach your device’s help desk. First, check for the above reasons and you should be good to go with retrieving the lost files. Once you have made your Mac device checked it would never occur again hopefully.
The devices which are invented to make our lives easy sometimes make our lives miserable by working abnormally. If you are unaware of what to do just ask for the help of an IT professional. I hope this article helped you to retrieve the files and documents you have been searching for.
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