[Verified] 2 Ways - How to Recover Overwritten Files on Mac 2019
"When I was about to move some files from the Kingston 128G flash drive to my Mac, the Mac prompts the question 'The folder named * already exists in this location. Do you want to replace it with the one you're copying? I mistakenly clicked 'Replace'. I realized that I had replaced some folders and files on the desktop. Is there any way to undo the file replacement and restore the files and folders which were overwritten on the Mac?"
"Hi, I've tried several times to restore an overwritten Word document yesterday but failed. Do you know possible ways to recover the overwritten Word document?"
When a file or folder was replaced or overwritten by item with the same file name, you still have a chance to restore them. This article will introduce you 2 ways to recover overwritten files on Mac.
Method 1: How to Recover Overwritten File on Mac with Mac Time Machine
Note: It is only works when you've created a backup of files in advance.
Click "Finder" and open "Time Machine" application to check the containing folder. If the overwritten files are in Time Machine backup, you can select then and click "Restore" to retrieve the old versions of overwritten files.
Method 2: How to Recover Overwritten File on Mac with Mac File Recovery Tool
For a variety of reasons, you may overwrite existing files and or folders stored on your Mac or portable storage devices. Don't give up when the data is overwritten. Restoring overwritten files is very simple. What you need is professional data recovery for Mac software (Compatible with macOS Mojave 10.14 and macOS High Sierra 10.13).
Download and install Mac Any Data Recovery Pro on your Mac and follow steps below.
Step 1: Run this Mac Overwritten File Recovery Tool
Select the disk/partition location (it can be an internal HDD/SSD or a removable storage device) where you lost files. Click the Scan button.
Step 2: Preview and Recovery
After the scan is completed, select the file(s) and click Recover button to get them back.