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How to Retrieve Photos Emptied from Mac Trash Bin

Dec. 04, 2014 3:11 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to Data Recovery Tips
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Have you run into a problem like this? After drag several information into the trash bin, you click "Empty Trash". But after a little while, you realize you just deleted some photos really important. Is there any hope to retrieve photos? Can you do jpeg recovery?

Like Windows's recycle bin, trash bin performs the same function that can temporarily save deleted files and folders when you execute "Delete" command in Mac operating system. When you empted trash bin, all the deleted data in it will disappeared. In that case, if you intend to get back the deleted photos, it is necessary to have the aid of Mac photo retrieval software.

Photo Retrieval for Mac holds two Mac image recovery modes making it quite quick and easy to get back deleted pictures from emptied trash bin. Moreover, it supports restoring videos, music files and documents as well.

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How to Retrieve Deleted Photos on Mac?

Step 1: Select Recovery Mode to Scan Volume

Run Photo Retrieval for Mac, you can see the interface with two recovery modes for you to choose. Choose the appropriate recovery mode, take Raw Recovery for example. Then the screen will move to next one automatically.

  • Lost Recovery: this recovery mode can quickly scan volume that you have deleted photos. The scan result will be listed as the original name and directory. It is quicker, however, if the photos were lost long ago, the chances of recovery is slim.
  • Raw Recovery: This mode will scan your data with file signature search algorithm. The result does not show original names, and it takes longer time to scan, but the mode can recover much more data.

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Step 2: Select Volume and Photo Option to Start Scan

Choose the volume where you have deleted photos from and choose "Photo" option, then click "Start Scan".

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Step 3: Preview Recoverable Photos and Retrieve Images

You will see all scanned photos showed there. Choose any of them in the task list to preview it in the right window. Then check the single box before photos you wish to recover and click "Recover" to retrieve pictures.

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Step 4: Save the Retrieved Photos

Please save the retrieved photos to other volumes or extended storage devices except for the volume you just scanned

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Addition: How to Retrieve Deleted Photos in Windows?

If you are Windows users, Deleted Photo Retrieval is available for you to restore deleted photos or pictures.. Here is a short guide.

Step 1: Select the partition where your lost photos located.

Step 2: Select "Photo".

Step 3: Preview and select the photos you need. Click "Recover" to retrieve deleted pictures.

Step 4: Specify a partition to save the retrieved photos.

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