How to Recover Deleted and Lost Data from MacBook Air

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Overview: Looking for a simple and useful way to recover the deleted and lost data including image, video, audio, document, email and more from your MacBook Air, hard drive, flash drive, memory card, etc.? This article is what you always looking for, and you will learn how to backup data on your MacBook Air with ease.

In early July of this year, Apple announced the launch of a new generation of MacBook Air and entry-level MacBook Pro through the official website. According to information provided by Apple's official website, the new generation of MacBook Air is the first update since October 2018. It features a convenient and secure Touch ID, 8th generation dual-core processor, support for stereo sound quality, and the battery life required for a day. The 13-inch Retina display now features "original color" display technology that automatically adjusts the color temperature of the display for a more comfortable viewing experience. The lightweight design of the MacBook Air is a notebook computer for consumers and students.

MacBook Air will definitely attract many college students and professionals to buy because of its outstanding performance and appearance. However, many people do not use Mac OS. There are many problems during use. Data loss is one of the most common problems. Therefore, learning data recovery is necessary for MacBook Air users.

Best Data Recovery is a powerful and secure data recovery software. As the name implies, this is a soft arm that focuses on data recovery. It can help you recover almost all deleted/lost files such as photos, files, emails, audio, videos and so on from your computers, hard drives, flash cards, memory cards, digital cameras, etc.. Whether you're losing data because of deletion, formatted partitions, hard drive problems, raw hard drives, crashed computers, or other reasons, this file recovery software is always your best choice.

Part 1 Directly Restore Deleted/Lost Data on Your MacBook Air without Backup

Step 1. Run Best Data Recovery on your MacBook Air

Just like using other software, you must first download and install this Best Data Recovery on your MacBook Air. After running, select "Mac Data Recovery" on the main interface.

Step 2. Disable System Integrity Protection

If your Mac is running Mac OS X El Capitan or higher, then you need to disable system integrity protection for subsequent data recovery operations. Once you're done, you're ready to operate Mac data recovery on your MacBook Air.

Step 3. Scan your MacBook Air for the lost data

In the main interface, select the disk where the data exists according to your usage habits, including external storage devices such as camera cards and flash cards. The types of data are varied, and Mac Data Recovery can help you recover all kinds of data commonly used in life, such as images, audio, video, email, documents and other data. As for the drive, you need to check your hard drive or other external removable drives. Then click on "Scan" to start a quick scan of your MacBook Air.

Step 4. Recover data on your MacBook Air selectively

After a while, the scan will be completed very quickly. After the scan is complete, you can see the basic data type in the left pane. Click it to view the data details on the right window. After selecting the data you need, click "Recover" to extract the lost or deleted data to your MacBook Air.

Note: If you can't find the data you want to recover, just start "Deep Scan" and you'll spend more time thoroughly scanning your data on MacBook Air.

Part 2 Backup Data from MacBook Air to External Hard Drive with Time Machine

Many users think that since such a useful data recovery software can recover lost data anytime and anywhere, we don't need to back up our data. In fact, this is a very wrong idea, because the reason for data loss is too much. Not every time data loss can be 100% recovered, regularly backing up our data can protect our data more effectively. Next, let's show you how to backup your data on your MacBook Air.

Step 1. Connect a external hard drive to your MacBook Air via a data cable (usually a USB, Thunderbolt, FireWire drive or eSATA cable, etc.).

Step 2. When your external hard drive is detected, by defult, a dialog will pop up automatically and ask you whether want to use this external hard drive to back up with Time Machine. Now, please click on “Use as Backup Disk” to go on.

If Time Machine doesn’t ask to use your drive, please go to Apple menu > System Preferences…, then click on “Time Machine”.

Tips: For older versions of the macOS system and Time Machine, please make sure the “Time Machine” button is enable.

Step 3. Skip to next screen, please click “Select Backup Disk…” (or Select Disk, or Add or Remove Backup Disk).

Step 4. Select a available external hard drive as you like. Then tick the “Encrypt backups” box according to your need and click on “Use Disk”.

Note: You will be asked to erase the disk first if the selected disk is not formatted as required by Time Machine, just click “Erase” to proceed. If done, the program will automatically back up your MacBook Air, the time it takes to back up will depend on the amount of data you have, please wait patiently until the backup is complete.

Besides, you can click “Back up automatically” in the main window of Time Machine to activate automatic backup option, and click “Options…” > click “Back up while on battery power” > click “Notify after old backups are deleted” > click “Save”.

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