How can you do when you accidentally deleted photos on Mac machine
I have been used to use Macbook Pro to store and edit photos. I think most of you are like me. Mac machine or Mac OS provide very convenient tool and options for photo editing for us. However, some accidents always happen out of expectation. I ever suffered from photo loss from Macbook. This trouble happend when I just editted some photos which were taken in my vacation. I wanted to delete some not so good photos in the folder, but I didn't know why I selected all photos to delete. So, all the photos were gone, and I saw nothing in the Trash and iPhoto. I didn't want to lose those photos and tried to find solution for Mac deleted photos recovery.
Part I :Use "Time Machine" to restore from backup
Time machine is the backup and restore feature on Mac OS, this feature allows user to set backup and restore setting in a drive disk, when data loss or system crash suddenly, user can restore the whole system including photos, music files,documents, etc to the former time point that were backed up automatically or manually.
I checked my Time machine setting, it didn't make backup data before I accidentally deleted photos. So I need to find another solution.
I recalled that there are some data recovery service companies in my city. Then I asked my friend who is a geek for the phone number of those companies. However, my friend laughed at me that I was wasting my money, since those recovery services are very expensive.Morever, he told me that I can do it myself to recover deleted photos from Mac.
Part II:DIY for Mac deleted photos recovery
What he said about DIY to recover lost data from Mac machine is mac data recovery software. Following his guides, I tried to find some recovery software for Mac on Google. Finally, I choose one that have good reputation.
Card Data Recovery for Mac- is able to recover images, photos and other files from memory card on Mac OS X in various data loss situation: accidental deletion, unintentional quick format or complete format,memory card errors, virus attack etc. No matter SD card, SDHC card, CF card, MMC card,etc the Card Data Recovery program for Mac can get back your deleted or lost data off it in an easy, fast and safe way. It is fully compatible with latest OS X Mountain Lion.
Indeed, I was still nervous although I found this program. Anyway, I just kept trying. Then I installed the trial version of this program to my Macbook, and follow the guides in the program to scan out what I lost in the Mac OS.
Amazing!!!! I can preview the lost photos in the program and I saw those photos I deleted before. Therefore, I decided to buy the full version to restore deleted Mac photos.
Keep in mind when you recover photos from Mac machine
When I operated the recovery, my friend remind me some don'ts when we are doing any data recovery on Mac:
1.Don't save new data to the Mac computer before getting back lost data, especial the drive partition which lost data.
2.When we use recovery program to recover data from Mac, don't save the recovered files to another place rather than the original one.