Your kids, or just about anyone in your house can end up accidentally deleting Applications or Programs from your Mac. In this article, we will be showing you how to Restore Deleted Applications on your Mac.

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Press and hold the Option (⌥) key, or click and hold any app until the apps jiggle. Click next to the app that you want to delete, then click Delete to confirm. The app is deleted immediately. Apps that don't show either didn't come from the App Store or are required by your Mac. Restore Deleted Downloads on Mac with Time Machine If you have backed up your Mac with Time Machine regularly, here is the way to recover your deleted downloads with the help of Time Machine: Step 1. Connect your backup disk to your Mac and turn on your computer.

Restore Deleted Applications or Programs on Mac

In case you ended up accidentally deleting an Application or Program on your Mac, you might be worried that you will have to go through the process of finding the deleted Application and installing it back again.

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Click on 'Chrome' in the top menu bar. Select 'Clear Browsing Data' from the dropdown menu. A new page should open with a pop-up window saying 'Clear browsing data' at the top. In Mac OS X you restore your files/folders original icon easily. First of all select your folder/file in Finder, then right click on it and select Get Info. In the info panel, click on folder/file preview in the top left corner. Now, when the preview is highlighted, hit backspace (←) on your keyboard. Restore Default Downloads Folder Icon in desktop.ini file 1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, copy and paste%UserProfile% Downloads desktop.ini into Run, and click/tap on OK to open that file. (see screenshot below).

Luckily, it is really easy to Restore Deleted Applications or Programs on your Mac and you will find below two methods to restore deleted Applications on your Mac.

Restore Deleted Applications on Mac From Trash Bin

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Right after you have deleted an application or program, the very first step would be to check the Trash bin on your Mac and see if you can find the deleted Application there.

1. Click on the Trash icon, located at the right corner of the Dock on your Mac (See image below)


2. Next locate the Program or application that you had just deleted, you can even search for the program by using the search bar.

3. If you find the Program, right click on the Program and then click on Put Back option in the drop-down menu (See image below)


4. Next, you will be prompted to enter your Admin Username and Password in case you are not already signed into your Admin Account.

5. Enter your Admin Username and Password and then click on Ok to restore the deleted Application or the Program back on your Mac.

If you cannot find the Application or the Program in the Trash can, it is most likely that you had emptied the Trash Can or it got emptied automatically. This means that the Program/Application has been Permanently deleted from your Mac.

In such a case, you will have to go to the App Store to find the deleted program and recover it back on your Mac. However, you won’t be able to recover the Program in case you did not originally download the program from the App Store.

In such a case you will have to go to the third party source from where you originally downloaded the program and see if you are allowed to download and reinstall the program back on your Mac.

Restore Deleted Applications on Mac From App Store

Follow the steps below to Restore Deleted Application on Mac from the App Store.

1. Open the App Store on your Mac

2. Next click on the Purchased tab, located in the top Menu-bar (See image below)

3. On the Purchased screen, you will be able to see a list of all the Applications that you have downloaded to your Mac from the App Store.

4. From the list of Applications, locate the Application that you had accidentally deleted on your Mac and then click on the Install button located next to the Application (See image below).

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5. Next, you will be prompted to enter your Apple ID password in order to reinstall the application back onto your Mac.