Join Date: Feb 2009
How to recover deleted photos and songs on Mac
Sometimes, you may accidentally delete memorable photos on your Mac, digital camera, flash drive, or anywhere else. Relax. There are chances to recover those pictures, as long as you haven't taken any more photos or written anything else to the storage.
When you accidentally delete the photos, they are not erased permanently. They are still stored on your Mac or the device which they saved before. They are just not accessible or visible. As long as the pictures are not overwritten by new files, it is 100% to retrieve them back.
In order to recover the lost photos successfully, please do remember these tips
1. Immediately stop using the disk or device which contains the deleted pictures.
2. DO NOT write or save any new data on the Mac disk or device.
3. Search for a reliable and read-only data recovery software.
I have tried many Mac photo recovery software, freeware and shareware. And I'd recommend this Data Recovery for Mac users (recoverdatamac). This program is easy to use; even you are Mac newbie can handle with it. It can help you recovery deleted photos from Mac hard drive, external hard drive, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, digital camera, USB drive, Memory Stick, etc. And you can preview the photos before retrieve them, this ensure you recover all the photos. And below is a step by step guide to show you how to use the Mac Recovery Software.
Step1. Download and install the Photo Recovery. Please do remember, don't install this Photo Recovery on the same partition where you lost data for avoiding overwriting original data.
Step2. There are 5 modes for device recover; I will use my Mac hard drive as example in this guide, so choose 'Lost File Recovery'. Select my Mac hard drives and click scan, the program will automatically start scan my Mac, this process will take a few minutes, you can go away and take a coffee.
Step3. Once the scan is finished, this program will recover a list of files on the Mac hard drive. Choose the files you want to recover, and then click Recover to the new step.
Tips. You can preview your images before recovery. Files can be sorted by name, size, created and modified date. And you can also search specific files by file name.
Step4. Select a folder to store your retrieved files. It would be a good idea to select another directory which is different from the source one, in case it would eventually overwrite the source data. Done, that's all. It couldn't be easier to recover delete files on Mac like that.
This Data recover software also work for iOS device like iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. As I know, it's the world 1st data recovery software for iOS device. If you want to recover photos from iPhone, plug in your iPhone to Mac, launch the program, let it scan your iPhone storage, it will return the files list including songs, photos, videos, document, etc. This is really useful when you lost iTunes music library, it can help you recover the iPhone music without buy them again on iTunes store!
Join Date: Nov 2012
Re: How to recover deleted photos and songs on Mac
Hi, thanks for sharing the guide.
Last time when I lost my files on Mac, I recover files on Mac with another tool named Kvisoft Data Recovery for Mac.
There are several free Mac file recovery tools: PhotoRec and TestDisk. You may use them for free.
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