Recovery of Deleted Image files from Mac Computer


If you have some unwanted image files on your Mac computer and you want to delete them, then all you have to do is just drag the files and drop those files into the Trash. The deleted pictures are kept in the Trash until you empty the Trash. If in case you realized that, those image files are very important and you want to restore the files then you just need to drag the specific photos to the Mac desktop from the Trash. It's been seen that most of us have the practice to empty the Trash, and there after you realize that you have deleted some important image files. If the backup is available then not a problem, if there’s no backup then this habit can be a cause of headache. Don't Worryy!!! Mac data recovery software can help you to solve your problem of losing precious images. Using this recovery software you can easily undelete photos from your Mac system.

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There are many case scenarios in which you can lose the image files from your Mac computer. Accidental removal of the photos by using command + delete keys, emptying the Trash, improper system shut down, journal corruption, malware attack to the files, fluctuation in power, etc., are some widespread scenarios. Most of us actually do not know that files deleted from Trash on Mac computer can be recovered again. When you emptied the Trash, the system does not delete the actual content or data, but it only removes the reference of that file. The space occupied by deleted file is marked as free. You can recover the deleted file until the space occupied by this deleted file is overwritten by the new file.

You may also lose pictures from external storage devices like cameras, camcorders, etc. The pictures will be still there on the physical memory card of the devices. You can retrieve deleted files from CF card, SD card, SDHC card, xD card, etc. using the Mac data recovery software effectively. Make sure that the memory card is not used to write new file on it as the files will be overwritten. Once, the files are overwritten, it is not possible to recover the original pictures.

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Regardless of the reason for picture loss, there are some precautions that you must take before proceeding with recovering the deleted image files and few steps which you need to follow are discussed here. Among the first preventative measure that should be taken is, don't use the drive after data has been deleted or lost. For example, if image files are already deleted from the Mac hard drive, it is better to stop using the hard disk immediately for saving any new files. This way you are preventing the potential of the deleted files getting overwritten. Second, it is advised that you download good photo recovery software at the earliest opportunity to ensure that recovery can be done without any delay.

Mac file recovery software is built to recover deleted and lost data from Mac computer easily. The application is highly recommended by experts and it has a variety of features. The program supports the latest version of Mac OS X. This tool can restore files from HFS volume on Mac deleted by using Command + delete keys and after accidentally empting the Trash. The software not just recovers files which were deleted from Trash, it can also recover erased picture files from formatted volumes or volumes that do not mount. The software is capable of recovering files from memory cards and number of storage devices like hard drives, USB drives, flash memory cards etc. By using this software you can recover the deleted or lost photos of various formats like JPEG, JPG, TIFF, TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD etc., also various formats of songs and videos files. This software has the ability to restore data from USB flash drive from different versions of Mac Operating Systems such as Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion. Using this tool, you can also recover deleted files from iPod on Mac. The trial version of the software is available to download, you can try for the recovery result. The main advantage of this software is, it is user friendly. In addition to media files, One can also utilize this app for deleted document recovery on Mac. All steps to recover pictures are mentioned clearly with snapshots.

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Steps to recover deleted photos on Mac system:

Step 1: Download and install Mac file recovery tool on your Mac computer.

Step 2: Launch the software. The main screen will be displayed with 3 options like “Recover Files”, “Recover Photos” and “Recover Partitions and drives” as shown in Figure 1

Recover deleted files from SD card on Mac - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 3: Select “Recover Photos” option from the main screen to recover different types of files like songs, videos, photos, documents etc from the Mac system. Now, to recover accidentally deleted Image files select “Deleted Photos” option as shown in Figure 2

Recover files from SD card on Mac - Next Screen

Figure 2: Select Recover Deleted Photos Option to restore deleted files

Step 4: Select drive and then click on “Next” option as shown in Figure 3. You can select the specific file type from list of different file types otherwise skip this step

SD card recovery on Mac - SD card selection screen

Figure 3: Select Drive

Step 5: You can view recovered data using “Preview” option to estimate the recovery results as shown in Figure 4

Mac SD card recovery  - Preview

Figure 4: View recovered files to evaluate recovery results

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