8. Restore Removed Files

Restore Removed Files

When you remove duplicates with Duplicate File Finder, by default the application moves all these files to Trash. If you have removed some files by accident and would like to restore them, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to the Menu Bar → View → select Removal History or use Command+Y shortcut.

duplicate file finder - history

  1. Select the files you want to restore using the checkboxes of files and groups of files. Then click the Restore button.

restorable duplicate files

Please note, If the duplicates are deleted from the Trash, you will not be able to restore them. It is possible to restore only the files, which are stored in the Trash folder or have duplicates in other folders. You can the note next to each file name whether it is Restored, Restorable or Not Restorable.

Moreover, to be able to restore the duplicates, the option Log Removed Duplicates has to be enabled. You can check it in Preferences → Remove tab. Tick the checkbox to always save your duplicates’ removal history.

log removed duuplicates

Read more about restoring files in the article “How to restore removed duplicates with Duplicate File Finder.