Restore Deleted Items to Desktop in Mac OS X

Edited by Grimm, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to restore deleted icons or shortcuts back to the desktop of your Mac running OS X Yosemite.

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Steps

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    To begin, we need to access the waste-bin or trash icon, which is located at the dock
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    To get there, we will move our mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen, which will cause the dock to pop out or appear. The trash can is represented by a trash icon, and it is labeled "Trash". In this example, the trash icon is on the far-right side of the dock. It should be there on most Mac computers.
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    We single-click, "Option"-click, or two-finger-tap (on iPad) the trash bin to open it
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    In this video, we single-click the trash bin. This will open the "Trash" folder.
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    We click the red circle with the "X" to close the window
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    To open the "Trash" folder with two-fingers, we must make sure that the dock is open
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    We can also press and hold the "Option" button and click the trash bin to open up another menu
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    Unlike other "Option"-click menus, we don't have to press and hold the "Option" button. In this case, we can go up the menu items and click "Open".
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    Once we've clicked "Open", the "Trash" folder will once a again be opened
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    We can select the icon that we would like to restored back to the desktop or to the location from where it was deleted. In this case, we will click "QuickTime Player".
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    We use two fingers or the "Option"-click method on "QuickTime Player"
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    Now, we'll have the options to "Open", "Put Back", or to "Empty Trash".
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    In this example, we will click "Put Back" one time
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    This will restore the icon back to the desktop. We will be able to see that Mac OS X will have opened up the "Desktop" folder for us in a new Finder window to show us where it will have been placed. Also, if we look to the desktop to the right, we will see that the "QuickTime Player" icon is there.
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    When we are satisfied with restorations, we click on the red circle with the black "X" to close the Finder window
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    We can close the "Trash" Finder window the same way
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This concludes our tutorial on how to restore deleted icons from the trash bin to the desktop of your Mac running OS X Yosemite. If you have additional questions or comments, or you need help with anything else related to the Mac, please let us know in the section provided below this tutorial. We will be happy to assist you.

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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Grimm

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