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How to get deleted photos back?

 
 
Mon 17 Jan, 2011 01:46 pm
Hi! I don't understand how it could happen with me, but I accidentally deleted photos from my Mac. I have checked my recycle bin and it's empty. I need my photos urgently. Please help me! What can I do to restore them?
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BillRM
 
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Mon 17 Jan, 2011 02:28 pm
@prinstin,
First do not boot it or used it for any reason as your photos could then be overwritten.

Go to someone who know Macs well enough to have a file restore program for the Mac and have him restore them for you.

Assuming that you have not used the mac to the point that the disk space where they are on have been overwritten they should still be able to be recover.

rosborne979
 
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Mon 17 Jan, 2011 03:56 pm
@prinstin,
If you haven't emptied the recycle bin since deleting them then they're probably still there somewhere. Could you have moved them to another folder accidentally?

You might want to do a search for them.

If they are really gone and you have TimeMachine turned on then you can get them back from TimeMachine. Otherwise you're going to need someone to recover them with some type of disk recovery software tool (you might be able to download something yourself, but any new files you create on the machine could potentially overwrite the old photo data on the disk (extremely unlikely, but possible)).
edgarblythe
 
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Mon 17 Jan, 2011 03:58 pm
If they were stored only at an on line site, I don't see any hope.
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BillRM
 
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Mon 17 Jan, 2011 04:05 pm
@rosborne979,
It all depend on how important those photos are to her.

The safest way is to go to someone with the Mac that have a boot CD with a recoverably program on it.

My guess would be that would cost fifty dollars or so.

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BobMaria
 
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Mon 24 Jan, 2011 06:24 am
@prinstin,
Try "kernel for macintosh" a powerful recovery tool for Mac systems
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maxdancona
 
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Mon 24 Jan, 2011 06:39 am
BillRM is correct.

When computers "delete" something, they don't waste the time to actually destroy the information. They simply mark the file as deleted and note that the space is free for use. The actual information is still there until the OS decides it needs the space. There are clever programs that can piece together this information reverse this process (marking the file as not deleted and the space as used).

You should find someone who knows how to do this for Macs. There probably is a local computer store near you that offers this service. Or, if you are technically inclined and have another computer, you can get information off the internet to do this yourself.

If these files are really important, you should stop using the computer. The more you use the computer, the sooner the OS will decide to reuse this space and overwrite it with some other file. Once this happens, the pictures will be almost impossible to recover.
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Gray610
 
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Mon 1 Jul, 2013 01:56 am
@prinstin,
Data loss can be caused by they mistaken deleted, accidently formated data or some accidents happen to memory card. As a matter of fact,data are still in the memory card,but just invisible, we can't see them! You know when we delete something from computer,even if press" shift+delete", the data we deleted are still in the hard drive, but made a "deleted" flag from the FAT file directory entry table, so they are not shown.Therefore, when you accidentally deleted photos from SD card, SDHC card,CF card, or even these card are corrupted, error - those deleted photos are not wiped off forever, unless the space where the deleted photos save in are overwritten.

Card Data Recovery- 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.



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Harshada
 
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Tue 2 Jul, 2013 06:44 am
@prinstin,
Hello,
A digital camera stores the pictures you take as separate files on a flash memory car.
1) Open recycle bin and check there for deleted picture files.
2) Select the files or folders you want to recover.
3) Right click on choose restore from the menu.
I think this answer will helpful to you.
Good Luck!!
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Siu519
 
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Tue 12 Nov, 2013 08:14 pm
@prinstin,
If the Time machine have backup for your photos, you can try to use it to restore them. If there is no backup, you had better not save new data before you recover deleted photos from Mac. I ever suffered from similar trouble, finally I need to use a tool named Card Data Recovery for Mac to recover deleted photos from my Macbook. I think you can have a try, just google it.
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Chaunvaphoto
 
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Thu 14 Nov, 2013 02:33 am
@prinstin,
use data recovery software.
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Ronald Methew
 
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Fri 31 Jan, 2014 06:32 pm
@prinstin,
Thanks for the suggestions and sharing information about other products. Since, here is a tool Remo Recover software to restore deleted photos back from digital camera, memory card, iPod, etc.
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Fri 31 Jan, 2014 06:47 pm
This forum has got wall-to-wall geeks and if they can't help you nobody can-
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/
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chai2
 
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Tue 23 Sep, 2014 07:10 am
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blairchen0
 
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Mon 28 Dec, 2015 03:14 am
@BillRM,
try some recovery app.
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