How to Recover Deleted Photos in Mac

Please Help Me Recover Deleted Photos from My Mac!

I am using an iMac OS X 10.5.8. I deleted all photos that I thought were in Trash accidentally. I can find them nowhere in my iMac. How can I recover them? Many thanks.

This photo loss issue is really annoying and you can hardly find your deleted photos back without a helpful tool. Before solving this issue, there is one thing you need to know about digital data loss. The deleted photos are not really gone from your Mac, they still lie in your Mac even if you cannot see them in Trash Bin. They would only disappear if new data overwrites them.

It is clear that you can recover deleted photos from Mac with a third-party Mac photo recovery tool.Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac is the software you need to recover deleted photos in Mac. No matter your photos are deleted from trash bin or lost because of system error or virus inflection, this program can help you. It is able to recover photos from both your Mac and storage device connected with it.

You can get a trial version of Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac and then start the recovery.

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Perform Mac Deleted Photos Recovery in 3 Steps

Now I’ll show you how to perform the recovery with Wondershare for Mac. Windows users can also retrieve deleted photos from Windows computer with Windows version.

Besides, if you are going to restore deleted photos from storage device, please be sure that the device can be well connected with your Mac.

Step 1 Select a file type you want to recover.

You can go to select the option "All File Types" to start.

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Step 2 Select a partition to scan for deleted photos

You need to select the partition where your photos are deleted first and click "Start" to scanning lost files

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You can go to deep scan if quick scan can't get your lost files.

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Step 3 Preview found photos and recover them selectively

After scanning, all found files will be listed as the below image displays. You can preview found photos. Or if you remember the photo name, you can even search it in the searching bar.

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Then you just need to select those photos you need and click "Recover" to save them to your Mac.

Note: Please select another folder or partition to save the recovered photos to avoid file overwriting.

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Note: Recover Lost Mac Data under Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)

Due to macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) requirement, Mac users are not allowed an access to the built-in system drive from any apps. Therefore, if you need to restore lost data from the system disk under macOS 10.13, please "disable System Integrity Protection" first.

How to disable "disable System Integrity Protection"? Please follow the steps below.

Step 1Reboot the Mac and hold down"Command + R" keys simultaneously after you hear the startup chime, this will boot OS X into Recovery Mode.

Step 2When the "OS X Utilities" screen appears, pull down the "Utilities" menu at the top of the screen instead, and choose "Terminal".

Step 3In the "Terminal" window, type in "csrutil disable" and press "Enter" then restrart your Mac.

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