How to Perform Mac Photo Recovery

I mistakenly deleted several photos from my Macbook Air notebook, and then I emptied my trash. Now I eagerly need a solution to get my photos back, is there any good suggestion? Many thanks.

The best solution is to retrieve them from the backup if you have. Otherwise, you can still find Macbook Air photo recovery software to help you Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is a well –designed program that meets all your requirements. Whatever reasons that cause photos lost from your Macbook Air or from your storage device, Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac will help you to recover deleted photos from Mac hard drive.

Download the trial version from below and install it on your Macbook Air now! Please do not install this mac photo recovery software program on partition or volume that your photos were lost from.

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Part 1How to Recover Deleted Photos from Mac Hard Drive

Download Wondershare Data Recovery and launch it, with it you easily and effective to perform deleted file recovery, Partition Recovery and RAW hard drive recovery. Follow the next simple steps to perform Mac photo recovery.

Step 1: Select the file type

To recover deleted photos, you can go to select the option "Photo" to start.

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Step 2: Scan Specific Partition for Lost Photos

Select the partition that your photos were lost from and click "Start" to look for lost photos.

If you’re going to recover deleted photos from an external storage device, you need to connect it with your Macbook Air and make sure it can be recognized as a hard drive.

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If it was partition formatting that causes your photo loss, you can go to deep scan after quick scaning.

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Step 3 Recover Deleted Photo from Macbook Air

The found photos will all be displayed in folders after the scanning. You can preview all of them to check how many lost photos can be recovered.

Then select photos you need and hit on "Recover" button to keep them on your Macbook Air.

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Note: The recovered photos can be easily overwritten if you save them to the original location, so please select a new partition to keep them.


1 Except from deleted photo recovery on Macbook Air, Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is helpful to recover a variety of file types from your Macbook Air, including videos, audio files, emails, document files, etc.

Wondershare Data Recovery is both compatible with Mac and Windows computer. If you want to recover data from Windows computer, you can also download the Windows version of Wondershare Data Recovery.

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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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