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My data has been deleted accidentally don't know how it got deleted.

Yesterday when I left office the folders where at proper place and when today morning I opened my Mac OS Lion 10.7.4. I found some project files to be missing.

How can I recover back my all data?

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There a 2 problems, 1 how to recover data, 2 more important who or what has deleted them? Can you look if your computer did software update over night ? – Buscar웃 Mar 17 '14 at 11:59

The only sure way is to restore from your latest backup, which is why Apple added Time Machine for easy use.

If you do not have that then the first thing to do is turn the machine off so that no more data is written to the disk. Then boot the machine off a recovery disk like Diskwarrior. If you are lucky then you can restore data if not the next step would be to send the disk to a specialist and pay them to see what they can get back.

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