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How to Recover Deleted Photos on Mac

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It is painful to lose photos in MacOS, especially it is you who clicked the "Delete" or drag them directly to the trash can. Fortunately, you still get the chances to recover deleted photos on Mac, particularly if you realize the mistake and perform the data recovery as quickly as possible. The following 3 ways will instruct you to recover deleted photos from Mac successfully. You need to choose the way that’s right for you according to your situation.

#Part 1. Restore deleted photos from trash can

#part 2. Recover deleted photos from iPhoto "Recently Delete" folder

#part 3. Recover deleted photos with professional Mac photo recovery tool (Recommended)

#Part 1. Restore deleted photos from trash can

If you deleted photos on your Mac desktop or folders directly or dragged the photos directly to the trash can, then you can see the photos in the trash can. Click on the Trashcan icon at the bottom right of the desktop to view all the files, you have to recover deleted files from Mac trash. Or if you have remembered the photos’ names, you can try the search box on the right top of Mac, type in the name and search for them. When found, drag to Mac.

Please bear in mind this way works only when the photos were deleted not long ago. If you have deleted the photos long time ago, then you may have emptied them or the hard drive gets full, the macOS removes deleted items from the trash automatically. If you have deleted the photos you want long time ago, then try the third way to recover them.

#part 2. Recover deleted photos from iPhoto “Recently Delete” folder

If you have deleted photos on Mac via iPhoto, it is very likely the deleted photos are there in the "Recently Delete" album. It gives you 30-day grace period, in case of you regretting the deleting. Here are the steps for how to recover deleted photos on Mac via iPhoto.

Launch iPhoto and find the "Recently Deleted" album in the main window. Open the "Recently Deleted" album, find and preview the photos you need to recover. Select the target photos and click "Recover" at the top right.

Recover deleted photos from iPhoto Recently Delete folder

Note: please don’t enable "iCloud" on your iPhoto/Mac, because when you delete a photo on your Mac, it syncs, which will result in the same photo deleted in every of your device, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and even in iCloud.

#part 3. Recover deleted photos with Mac photo recovery tool (Recommended)

If you fail to recover deleted photos on Mac with the previous mentioned 2 ways, you need a professional Mac photo recovery tool for help, otherwise, you’ll lose the deleted photos forever. It is hard to select a professional and reliable tool. To save time, you can try iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac.

iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac is a newly released tool for Mac users to recover deleted or lost files on Mac, external hard drive, SD cards, etc.. It only takes you 3 simple steps to recover photos on Mac: scan Mac, preview photos and recover deleted photos. Compared with other Mac deleted photo recovery software, it is outstanding:

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  • Supports photos in all formats: .png, .jpg, .gif, etc.
  • Support preview photos to make sure better recovery effects
  • Fully compatible with macOS High Sierra, and the former macOS system version.

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Tips: if you want to recover deleted photos from system disk on Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra), please click here to do the prepare work before running the Mac photo recovery software.

Step 1. Install iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac

Download this Mac Deleted photo recovery software on your Mac. Double-click the .dmg installation package and drag it to the APP folder on your Mac.

Step 2. Select photos to scan

Launch iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac and select "Photos" in the main window to scan. After then, click "Start".

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Step 3. Select Mac hard driveto scan deleted photos

In the next window, all hard drive on your Mac is displayed in there. You need to select the hard drive where the original photos exist and click the "Scan" button, letting the deleted photo software scan the deleted photos on Mac for you.

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Step 4. Recover deleted photos on Mac

It takes a while for the Mac deleted photo recovery software to finish the scanning process. After then, you can see the software find photos for you. Click the "Photos", the category name on the left side of the window to unfold it. After then, you can see the found photos in the right side. Find the target one(s) and click "Recover" to save them back to your Mac.

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