Undo moving a file to Trash in Mac OS X
You can undo a file or multiple files move to the Trash, returning them to their location prior to deletion. It’s easy:
- Open the Trash can
- Select the file(s) you want to put back in their original location
- Right-click on the file(s)
- Choose “Put Back” to send the file to its original location within the Finder.
You can also do this with a keyboard shortcut from the Trash can. Select the files within the Trash and hit Command+Delete and it will also move them back to their original location before they were sent to Trash. You may recall that Command+Delete normally sends files to the Trash from within the Finder, but within the Trash the functionality is reversed.