How do I recover overwritten files on Mac?


TS Rookie
I have a word file which got overwritten somehow, and I erased the previous data. I don't have any backup, can I get back my original file?


TS Ambassador
Not likely. it would be expensive to attempt (cost a lot and still fail). Get a sixpack of beer, guzzle it and move on.


TS Rookie
Without backup, it is not possible to recover overwritten files on macOS. I suggest you to try a data recovery software to determine if the data is wiped or minimal chances for data recovery exists.