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Recover Lost or Accidentally Erased Data from iPad 4/3/2/mini/Air

Q: I am using iPad 4 and is working fine but unfortunately I deleted a huge song file. It was the result of my efforts of many days so I don't want to lose it like that. Is there any way to recover those deleted files? If yes then provide the methods as soon as possible as it is difficult for me to wait for a better answer for long time.

For iPad users, losing data on the device is not strange. We usually save a lot of files like videos, music, documents, photos and more on iPad and enjoy them whenever and wherever we go. But it seems that iPad is not a good storage media because these files can be easily lost from iPad due to various reasons. Maybe you are just clearing up some useless photo files to free up your iPad space but mistakenly delete some important pictures, or enjoying your favorite videos but accidently pressing delete button. First of all, let's take a quick look at the reasons may cause the data loss issue on iPad.

Data Loss Scenarios:

* Accidentally deleted some important files from iPad when you are clearing up your iPad;
* Formatted your iPad and make everything on your iPad erased;
* The memory card on your iPad got corrupted and all the data stored on the card are become inaccessible;
* Run your iPad in the battery low status frequently which causes a power failure;
* Virus infection happens on your iPad;
* Other known or unknown reasons...

Tool We Recommend:

To help you get out of the data loss trouble, we strongly recommend Coolmuster Data Recovery for iPhone iPad iPod and its Mac Version, which allow you to recover your deleted, formatted, corrupted or lost files on iPad by recovering them from iTunes backup file. The built-in preview feature enables you to preview all the backup files before recovery, so that you can locate to your desired files accurately and quickly, and easily perform a selective data recovery task. It works well with iPad Air/mini/4/3/2/1 and also supports to recover contacts, call list, text messages, notes, voice memos, camera roll, photos, etc. from iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, etc, as well as iPod touch, iPod touch 4/5, iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano 3/4/5/6, and iPod Classic. Let's check out how this program works together.

First of all, you should download the free trial to get the software installed on your computer:

How to Recover Lost Files (Photos, Videos, Music & More) from iPad on Mac OS X?

Here, we would like to take the Mac version as an example. If your are running a Windows computer, you can get the Windows version and doing the same operations as below on your PC.

1. Scan for backup files for your iPad

After installing and running this program on your Mac, you'll see the primary interface with the backup records for all iDevices you have ever synced with this Mac. Just select the backup files for your iPad and click "Start Scan" button in the bottom of the interface to start the scanning process on your iPad.

2. Preview and select the files you want to recover

All the contents of the backup are extracted in detailed categories when the scan finishes. You can preview them one by one in the right panel and decide which files you want to restore.

3. Start the iPad data recovery on your Mac

After marking all the files you want to get back, you can directly give a click on the "Recover" button. Specify an output folder where you want to save the recovered files and then the recovery job will begin at once.

The whole recovery process will be finished in a few while. After that, you can go to the ouput location to check the recovered files. You can choose to sync them to your iPad once again via iTunes. But we suggest you sync your iPad with your computer from time to time and make a backup of these files on your computer, in case you get them lost again some day. .

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