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Summary: If you own an Apple Silicon M2 chip Mac, and lost important files, just follow this guide to securely and easily recover lost files on a M2 Mac.

Apple revealed the new Mac model with M2 chip in June 2022. On any device, including the M2 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, data loss can occur. For instance, if you remove a crucial PDF file then empty your trash, you lose that PDF file. To recover lost files on an M2 chip Mac, follow this guide.

Data recovery techniques for the M2 Mac:

  • Restoring files from the trash can means choosing the deleted files and swiftly putting them back on your drive if you discover them there.
  • Utilize data recovery software to identify all recoverable files after scanning the Mac disk to recover lost files. Choose the desired files, then save them.
  • Time Machine backup software must be connected in order to recover lost files; damaged files are then swiftly restored from backups.
  • If you have backups of your M2 MacBook Air, you can restore lost files from those backups.

The most effective method for M2 Mac data recovery

The best method to restore lost files from Apple Silicon M2 chip Mac is to use data recovery tool. Do Your Data Recovery for Mac is a powerful, easy-to-use and 100% effective data recovery tool. It can help you securely and easily recover lost data from any type of Mac or external device including M2 Mac machine.

Do Your Data Recovery for Mac is very easy-to-use. It takes only three steps to get all lost files back, including lost images, videos, PDF, Word, Excel, archives, audio files, etc. If you want to recover lost data on a M2 chip Mac, just download and install Do Your Data Recovery for Mac on your Mac.

Do Your Data Recovery for Mac

  • Recover deleted, formatted or lost files on M2 Mac.
  • Recover overwritten, erased or corrupted data on M2 Mac.
  • Recover lost data from local hard drive and external device.

Do Your Data Recovery for Mac also can help you recover lost data from M1, T1, T2, Intel-based chip Macs.

Now, follow the steps below to recover lost data on a M2 chip Mac:

Step 1. Run Do Your Data Recovery for Mac on your M2 Mac, then select the hard drive to start data recovery.

M2 Mac data recovery

If your hard drive is not showing up on M2 Mac, check this guide: fix device not showing up on Mac >>

If it requires to disable SIP, just follow this guide: disable SIP and recover lost files >>

Step 2. Just click on Scan button. Do Your Data Recovery for Mac will deeply scan the hard drive and find all lost files.

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Step 3. Once the scan is completed, you can preview all recoverable files. Then select the wanted files and save them.

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On an M2 Mac, use the Undo command to retrieve lost data

You might discover that the files you removed from the M2 MacBook Air or MacBook Pro were never intended to be destroyed. Fortunately, your Mac's Undo Command allows you to retrieve the data. You may easily use it and promptly receive your info back.

Step 1. To start, select the iTunes or Finder window where you deleted the file.

Step 2. Select Undo Move Your File Name from the Edit menu.

Step 3. You can alternatively choose to press Command + Z to reverse the most recent action you took in iTunes or Finder. However, you must concentrate on iTunes in the Finder when pressing the Command button.

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Data recovery using terminals

You can restore lost Mac data using Terminal commands if you know the Command and name of the files you've lost. You could enjoy the thought of choosing Terminal to access the data if you enjoy using Macintosh computers and praise their robust command-line interface and Unix heritage.

Here's how to get your info back via the Terminal.

M2 Mac data recovery

Step 1: Open Terminal by using Spotlight or the Utilities/Applications menu.

Step 2: After typing cd. trash, go to the Trash folder.

Step 3: Type IS-al/.Trash to access the contents of the Trash folder.

Step 4: Enter the mv filename to transfer the file to the original folder.

Apple Silicon M2 Chip data recovery FAQs:

1. Is it possible to recover permanently deleted files on M2 Mac?

Yes, Do Your Data Recovery for Mac can help you recover permanently deleted files on M2 Mac. It also can recover formatted, corrupted or even overwritten data on M2 Mac.

2. How to unformat hard drive on M2 chip Mac?

Download and install Do Your Data Recovery for Mac, run it to scan the formatted hard drive, then save all recoverable files.

3. How to recover inaccessible data on M2 Mac?

Run Do Your Data Recovery for Mac to scan the inaccessible hard drive, it will find all existing files and lost files. Select the wanted files and save them to a good drive.

4. Where to download free M2 chip Mac data recovery software?

Do Your Data Recovery for Mac offers free version for data recovery software on M2 chip Mac.

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Written & Updated by Justin Kenny

Justin Kenny is a writer & editor of DoYourData. He joined DoYourData in 2016 and focuses on writing articles about Windows data recovery, Mac data recovery, external device data recovery, hard drive clone, data erasure, Mac cleanup, computer issue fixes, etc. He is a super fan of Apple devices and is big on testing new digital device and system utility software.

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