Keynote Presentation File Recovery on Mac OSX
“After working for about 4 hours, I saved my Keynote presentation file on my MacBook. But I deleted it by mistake. And unfortunately, I have not synced with iCloud and the deleted file is not in Trash. So my question is can I still be able to recover keynote file? Thanks in advance.”
Well, the default way to restore deleted or lost keynote files is from iCloud. If in case, your Mac device has not been synced to iCloud, you don’t have to worry. Don’t panic even when you have emptied deleted files from Trash. The deleted or lost keynote will still be there on your Mac and the deletion makes it inaccessible. Before it is overwritten by new data on your Mac, you still have chance to restore it.
How to recover keynote file on Mac?
There are two ways to retrieve keynote files. One is to restore using keynote presentation file recovery program; the other is from Time Machine backup.
#1. Recovering Mac Keynote File using file recovery software
SFWare Deleted File Recovery Software for Mac is one of the best options for you to retrieve Keynote files. The easy interface and powerful recovery of the program enables you to restore lost, deleted, and even formatted Keynote files from all Mac machines, including Macbook Pro, iMac and Macbook Air and more. Apart from keynote files, you can recover files like Word document files, Excel sheets, PPTs, text files, compressed files from your Mac's hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive and other storage devices.
Step by step guide on how to recover keynote files on Mac
SFWare Deleted File Recovery for Mac offers you a trial version to scan your Mac and preview found Keynote files before recovery. You can download this tool any version of Mac OS X including Sierra. Below are the instructions on how to retrieve lost Keynote files on Mac.
Step 1: Choose the right recovery mode
After successful downloading and installation, you then need to run the recovery application on your Mac (macOS High Sierra included). Then you'll see 2 different recovery modes, you can select the one among “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery” according to your file deletion or loss situation.
Step 2: Scan for the Lost Keynote Files
Then the program window will detect and list all volumes on your Mac. Select the one that contains your lost Keynote files and click the "Next" button to begin scanning.
Step 3: Recover a Keynote on Mac
When the scanning is finished, the found files will be displayed in the window with original names according to file structures. You can now preview the recoverable files and mark the files you want to recover. Finally, click "Save" to restore them back to your Mac.
Things to Remember
- The deleted or lost keynote files can be easily overwritten by new data on your Mac’s hard drive, you’d better stop using that volume and recover them immediately
- SFWare Deleted File Recovery for Mac is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 or later, including 0S X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, and macOS 10.12 Sierra
#2. Restoring keynote files from Time Machine Backup on Mac
The lost keynote files that are contained on Mac hard drive can be easily restored from Time Machine provided you set Time Machine backup on your Mac. In order to do this, you just need to go to the Time Machine menu and select the Enter Time Machine option and then open the folder that contains the lost Keynote files to restore them. If Time Machine doesn't help, you'll need a reliable recovery application or any previous data backup may help you out.
“If you have emptied Trash of your Mac after deleting any file, then you can perform Mac Trash deleted file recovery and get back your lost files.”