How to Use Photo Recovery for Mac
Emptied the Trash or press "Command + Del" to deleted files? Deleted photos from digital camera or mobile phone? Don't worry, Photo Recovery for Mac can help you retrieve deleted, formatted, corrupted photos, videos, audios and documents from Mac-based hard drive, digital camera, mobile phone, memory card, and etc. The following guide of Photo Recovery for Mac describes how to use this software to recover photos on various storage devices on Mac OS X.
To recover lost photos or other files from portable device, you need to connect it to your Mac in advance.
First, go to download this Photo Recovery software.
This software provides 2 recovery modes: "Lost Recovery" and "Raw Recovery". They just differ from scan mode, but the steps to recover data are the same.
"Lost Recovery" mode allows you to recover lost, deleted or formatted data from internal hard disks as well as other external attached hard drives and storage devices. Also, it recover files deleted by commanding "Command + Delete" or emptying the Trash. This recovery mode is recommended since it can save much more scanning time. Moreover, it recovers lost data with original file name and folder structures.
"Raw Recovery" mode uses a file signature search algorithm to scan partitions for files. It can scan more files, however, it takes much more time than Lost Recovery. It doesn't show the original names and folder structures of the scanned file.
This program will list all the volumes on your Mac and detect portable devices, select the one where your lost files located. Click "Scan" to proceed. In the process of scan, you are allowed to click "Pause" and "Stop" button. Once you click "Stop", you can directly go to the next step.
After scanning, all the recoverable files in the selected volume are displayed in a tree-like file directory. Before recovery, you can preview photos, audios to check whether they are the ones you need. Tick the one you want to recover and hit "Recover".
Enter or specify a location on your Mac to save the recovered photos, videos, or other files. We highly suggest that you select a directory that is located in a different partition from the source partition.
With these simple steps you can now have all the deleted or lost photos and other files back on your Mac.