How to Find Lost Photos On Mac?

These days people want to capture pictures and keeps them forever in life. For this purpose the digital camera is used because it is very easy to capture the high quality pictures using the camera. The captured photos symbolize the enjoyable moments of life. Usually you can look at those memorable photos when you feel lonely. Then you may relate yourself with those memorable moments. The photos are really very important part of your life and you will not think losing anyone of them. To store those files, generally the people prefer the Mac computer hard disk. You may think the photos stored on Mac computer hard disk are safe, but sometimes the photos may get deleted or lost from the hard drive. Then you need to make use of Mac hard disk recovery software for finding lost photos on Mac. This software can also be utilized to recover crashed Seagate hard disk on Lion and get back all lost data from it.

You can use a photo recovery software and access all lost photos from your Mac computer. First run the software on your Mac computer and let it to find all lost photos from the hard disk. This software supports media file recovery including photos on Mac operating system. It can be used by the normal user also as it provides the user-friendly graphical user interface.

There are lots of reasons which may cause the loss of photos from Mac system. Some common scenarios are listed below.

  1. Improper shutdown of Mac computer
  2. Accidental deletion of photos
  3. Hard drive corruption due to virus attack or third party tools
  4. Unintentionally formatting Mac volume or partition
  5. Accidentally deleting Mac volumes
  6. Operating system crash while working on your Mac computer
  7. Catalog file corruption

The Mac photo recovery software can find deleted pictures from the memory cards. It works efficiently to recover photos from the SD card, Compact Flash card, Sony Memory Stick, etc. To restore deleted photos on a memory card, you have to connect it to the Mac computer. Then utilize the recovery software on Mac and get back all your lost data from the card. You can read more to recover data from a portable hard drive successfully by using this software.

Sometimes the Mac partition will get corrupt due to some logical errors. Then you cannot access your marriage album and some important pictures stored on a hard disk partition. Now you will become hopeless and helpless since you don’t know what to do? You can do just a reformatting of partition, to use this space once again for new files. It should be a real headache for you as you don’t want to lose photos from partition after formatting. However, it is possible to recover formatted hard drive on Mac OS X and get back all lost files including pictures by using the recovery software.

In order to get the perfect solution, you can run data backup process on your Mac computer. Every Mac computer will have a built in backup facility and it is very useful. However, sometimes the data backup cannot serve the purpose when the photos are deleted or lost. Still you don’t need to accept that the deleted photos are gone forever. If you are really serious about the deleted pictures, use specifically designed Mac photo recovery software. The photo recovery tools are embedded with some advanced methods and algorithms, to provide complete recovery solution needed at the time. You can visit to get the best software for MacBook hard drive recovery.

This software is capable to recover audio, photos, video and other file formats even after formatting the storage media. Compatible with Mac operating systems like Mac OS X 10.5, Lion, Mountain Lion, etc. This photo recovery application saves the recovered photos in the user specified location.

This software supports to retrieve files from HFS, HFS+ and HFSX partitions or volumes. It is also suitable to recover files from external hard drive (SATA, SCSI, IDE, etc.), USB drives, iPods, Camcorders, etc. To recover pictures from any drive first it will scan it deeply and restores all lost data. You can also get back the deleted RAW images from your Mac hard disk. RAW images are CR2, CRW, NEF, ARW, SR2, ORF, MRW, 3FR, X3F, etc. Recovered files can be sorted on the basis of file signatures, size, creation date, etc. You can also make use of free demo version of the software. It can be useful to evaluate recovery results before you purchase the software.

Steps to find lost photos on Mac

Step1: First click on “Recover Photos” option from the main page as shown in Fig A. Then select "Recover Lost Photos" option fro the next screen.

Finding Lost Photos on Mac - Main Page

Fig A. Main Page

Step2: Now select the Mac hard drive or any other removable drive, from which you want to recover the photos. Then proceed with the “Next” button as shown in Fig B.

Finding Lost Photos on Mac - Select Hard Drive

Fig B. Select Hard Drive

Step3: Now the recovered data is displayed on the screen, which you can view based on their file signatures by using “File Type View” option as shown in Fig C.

Finding Lost Photos on Mac - File Type View

Fig C. Preview Screem

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