Can't find recently deleted album in Photos for Mac, how to recover deleted photos?

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery on August 1th, 2017

When we delete an album in Photos, the album will disappear and we can't find it. If we want to get this album back, we can cancel the deletion (Command + Z) soon after deleting it. Otherwise, we need to find other solution to get them back.

Similar to the Trash folder in iPhoto from which we can find the recently deleted photos and directly get them back, Photos has a Recently Deleted folder, though it is not as easy to be found as Trash folder. The Recently Deleted folder is a special design that set up to avoid accidental deletion of important files and can really help some users. We can open Photos, go to File and click "Show Recently Deleted".

But sometimes, we can't find recently deleted album in Photos for Mac using the above method. Generally speaking, that's because the album/photo has been deleted for more than 30 days, or we have emptied the Recently Deleted folder.

Two solutions to recover deleted albums when can't find recently deleted album in Photos for Mac

How can we recover deleted photos/albums when can't find recently deleted album in Photos for Mac? Here are 2 solutions for us to recover deleted albums on Mac:

Solution 1: Find the recently deleted photos/albums at Time Machine

Solution 2: Recover photos/albums deleted in Photos with Mac photo recovery software

For solution 1, we can just open Time Machine, find the deleted album/photo and restore it. But Time Machine is a backup software, so it can only be effective on condition that we have backed up photos before deletion. If we haven't backed up the deleted album/photo in advance, Solution 2 is the one that we should choose. In this passage, a free Mac photo recovery software - iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is highly recommended.

Recover photos/albums deleted in Photos with free Mac photo recovery software

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a free Mac photo recovery software that can help us to recover photos/albums deleted in Photos, recover deleted albums on Mac, recover deleted or lost photos/albums from external hard drive, SD card, USB drive, digital camera, etc. on macOS 10.12 and macOS 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6.

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With iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery, we can also recover document, video, music, email and many other types of file from unmountable hard drive, RAW hard drive, formatted hard drive, lost partition, invalid volume header hard drive, etc.

Step-by-step guidance to recover deleted albums on Mac with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on Mac.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Can't find recently deleted album in Photos for Mac

Step 3: Choose the drive where we have deleted photos/albums, click "Next" to search for deleted photos.

Step 4: Preview the photos in the searching results and choose those we need, click "Recover" to recover them.

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