Where to find and how to recover deleted photos in Photos for Mac?

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery on July 31th, 2017

More or less, most of us have some photos stored in Photos. Sometimes, we delete photos that saved in Photos to free up memory, or delete them for thinking they are useless. After deleting photos, especially after accidental deletion, we may find some of the deleted photos are actually useful.

At that time, we need to recover those deleted photos. But unlike iPhoto, Photos doesn't contain a Trash folder from which the deleted photos can be directly restored. For users who are not very familiar with Photos, it's not so easy to know where to find and how to recover deleted photos in Photos for Mac. Don't worry, this passage will offer 3 methods to recover photos deleted from Photos.

Where to find deleted photos in Photos for Mac?

First of all, those deleted photos are still possible to be found in Photos though there is no Trash folder. So the first method is to find deleted photos in Photos: open Photos, go to File and click "Show Recently Deleted". In this way we can find the deleted photos as long as they haven't been permanently deleted. But we should know that for photos that were deleted for more than 30 days, this method may no help.

If we fail to find our needed photos using the first method, we can turn to the second method: open Time Machine, find the lost file and restore it. But this method can be successfully only when we have backed up those photos before deleting them.

Due to the limitation of the above 2 methods, it's very common if we can't find the deleted photos in Photos or Time Machine. And under that condition, the third as well as the most powerful method can be helpful: using Mac photo recovery software. This passage will offer a free Mac photo recovery software - iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery to recover deleted photos in Photos for Mac.

How to recover deleted photos in Photos for Mac?

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a free Mac photo recovery software that can help us to recover deleted photos in Photos, recover deleted or lost photos from Macintosh HD, 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, no matter they are from HFS, HFS+, HFSX, FAT32 or exFAT file system.

Step-by-step tutorial to recover deleted photos in Photos for Mac

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

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Where to find and how to recover deleted photos in Photos for Mac

Step 3: Select the drive where we have deleted photos and click "Next" to search for those deleted photos.

Step 4: Preview the listed searching results, choose photos we want and click "Recover" to get those deleted photos back.

Step 5: Go over to ensure all needed photos have been successfully restored.

To recover photos deleted or lost from iPhoto, please refer to how to recover deleted/lost photos from iPhoto on Mac.

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