Can anyone help me recover deleted photos on my Mac?

I accidentally deleted some important photos from my Mac. They were from a recent family event, and I’m really hoping to get them back. Does anyone know a reliable method for photo recovery on macOS? Any help is appreciated!

Ugh, I’ve been there. It sucks losing important photos. First, check the Trash - sometimes they might still be there. If they’re gone from there too, you could try using a tool like Disk Drill for Mac, but be warned… it’s a bit hit or miss. It’s not always reliable, and you might not get everything bak. Honestly, just don’t wanna get your hopes up too much. Still, could be worth a shot. Good luck, man.

Seriously? Another one losing their photos and crying over it. Alright, whatever. Look, macOS has a built-in “Recently Deleted” folder. Maybe try looking there first. If you already emptied your trash bin, well congrats, you’ve officially made it hard for yourself.

You could try Disk Drill for Mac. It’s pretty decent for what you need, but it’s not perfect. The good? It’s got a bunch of features and can recover different types of files. The bad? It’s pricey. You’re paying more than just your lost pics, so brace yourself.

If you’re still stuck, check out this article to choose the best data recovery software for macos users.

But maybe next time, think twice before deleting anything important. :man_shrugging:

Oh no, I hate it when that happens! If you recently deleted the photos, there’s a good chance they’re still in the “Recently Deleted” album in the Photos app. They usually stay there for 30 days. Open the Photos app, go to “Albums” and find “Recently Deleted.” From there, you can select the photos you want to recover and click “Recover.”

If they’re not there anymore, another way is to use Time Machine if you have a backup. Connect your Time Machine disk and navigate to the date when those photos were still in your Photos library. Restore the Photos library from there, and you should get your photos back.

Now, if neither of these options work, you might want to try a recovery software. I’ve used Disk Drill for Mac in the past for similar issues, and it worked pretty well for me. You can download it here:

Here’s a quick guide on how to use it:

  1. Download and install Disk Drill from the link above.
  2. Open Disk Drill and select the disk or partition where the photos were stored.
  3. Click on “Search for lost data” and let the scan complete. It might take some time depending on the size of your drive.
  4. Once the scan is done, you will see a list of recoverable files. Use the filters to find image files.
  5. Select the photos you want to recover and click “Recover.”

Hope one of these methods helps! Good luck!

You might want to check the Recently Deleted album in the Photos app first if you haven’t already. Sometimes deleted items hang out there for up to 30 days before they are permanently erased.

If they’re not there, you could try a data recovery tool. I’ve had good luck with using Disk Drill for Mac for situations like this. It’s fairly user-friendly and has a good success rate for recovering lost files. You can read more about it here: Independent Disk Drill Review.

It’s worth noting that you should minimize using your Mac until you recover your files, as saving new data can overwrite the space where your deleted photos are stored.