If you’ve ever deleted a file and later realized that it was important, you know the sinking feeling in your stomach. You can’t get those files back. And now, here you are without the only copy of those files.
Don’t worry! There is hope. Your data will not be lost for good as long as it has been backed up to iCloud as well as on your PC or Mac. This article will teach how to do icloud data recovery that permanently deleted files from both iCloud and your computer, and we will also cover what to do if there is no backup available.
What to do if you have a backup of the deleted file
If you have a backup of the deleted file, you can do two things. You can either remove the file from your iCloud backup or restore it to your computer. To remove the file from your iCloud backup, follow these steps:
– Open up Find My iPhone on your device.
– Tap on “iCloud” and select “Storage.”
– Scroll down until you find the item that says “Mobile Backup.”
– Tap “Manage Storage”
– Select the item with an arrow pointing upwards to reveal all items under it
– Select the item that says “Backup” and then tap on “Delete Backup.”
You will then be given a message that asks if you want to delete items from this particular iCloud account. Confirm that you want to delete by tapping on “Delete.”
How to Recover Your iCloud Data
You deleted a file from your PC or Mac that you need, but it is still on iCloud. Fortunately, retrieving this data is easy!
First, login to icloud.com and select the “Photos” option on the top right. If you have an iCloud account, this will be already selected for you. You will see all of your photos from here, including those deleted from your PC or Mac.
To download these files back to your computer, click on the photo of interest and then click “Download Original.” This will download the photo onto your computer in full resolution.
How to Recover Your Computer Data
If you’ve deleted a file on your computer, there are a few simple steps you can take to recover it.
1. Check the Recycle Bin.
2. Look for your files on other storage devices.
3. Search for your files using search engines like Google or Bing.
4. Consider purchasing data recovery software like Data Rescue to help you scan and find your permanently deleted files.
What to do if there is no backup available
If you do not have a backup of your files, don’t worry! There is still hope. For example, if you were using an iPhone and deleted the file from iCloud but didn’t delete it from your phone, there is still a chance it can be recovered. The same goes for anything backed up to iCloud but not your computer. This can happen if you forget to back up your files on iCloud or if the iCloud backup was interrupted before completion.
There are many ways to recover deleted files from iCloud or your computer. If the file is only on your iPhone, you may need to use iTunes. If the file was deleted from both places, you need some data recovery software.
Backup your data now
The best way to make sure you can get your data back is to backup your data on iCloud or your computer. That way, if something happens, you won’t have to panic. Anytime you make a change to a file – whether it’s adding a paragraph of text or deleting one – be sure that the file is also backed up on iCloud or your computer.
If you don’t have a backup available for some reason, know that third-party companies specialize in recovering permanently deleted files. These companies will charge you an hourly fee to restore your files, but they are worth the investment if it means recovering precious data.
If you don’t remember what was backed up, then contact Apple support
If you’re unsure whether your data was backed up, but you had the option enabled, then your data is still safe. You can contact Apple support and ask them to pull up a list of what they have from the past.
If you don’t remember if your data was backed up to iCloud, you can also check on iCloud.com by going into Settings and then into Storage & Backup. From here, you should be able to see a list of everything that has been backed up.
This article discussed how to recover your iCloud data and your computer data when the file is permanently deleted. Backup important data now to avoid future hassles.