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I Accidentally Cleaned Up The Photos On My Mac. Can I Recover Them?

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I Accidentally Cleaned Up The Photos On My Mac. Can I Recover Them?

"I urgently need help! Recently, I decided to make a big cleaning of the computer because my Mac was running too slowly. But after cleaning up, I found that I have lost a photo in my newly created D drive. After I checked it carefully, I remembered that it’s a very important photo. What should I do? Can I recover it?”

Whether in work or everyday life, the use of photos is quite common. So have you ever experienced such accidental loss of photos? If so, please don't worry, then we will describe how to retrieve lost photos from your Mac.

Method 1: Restore from a photo app on your Mac

If you accidentally delete important photos from your Mac, you don't have to worry about it within 30 days because there is a built-in tool called Photos App on the Mac that can sort and manage the pictures and photos on your computer. This app keeps your deleted photos in a photo album named Recently Deleted for 30 days.

Step 1: Open the photo app from your Mac and double-click "Recently deleted."

Step 2: Select the thumbnail of the photo you deleted and click Recover. Your photo will be restored now.

Method 2: Recover deleted photos from Time Machine backup

If you use Time Machine to back up your photos in advance, it's easy to retrieve the important photos you deleted. The steps are as follows:

Step 1: First connect the Time Machine backup disk to your Mac, then find the Time Machine icon in the Status menu on your Mac and click it.

Step 2: At this point you can scroll through the timeline in the lower right corner of the Mac screen to retrieve the photos you want to restore.

Step 3: Once you find the important photo you lost, select it and click "Restore" to restore it to your computer.

Both of the above methods are relatively simple and easy, but if it is overdue and you have no backup, you can't recover by this way. So it is recommended that you use professional data recovery software to recover photos, it can help you recover any kind of lost files quickly.

Method 3: Restore your photos using UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free

UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free is an all-in-one free data recovery software for different loss situations. It is a very useful software for those who want to quickly recover lost photos on Mac in a simple three-step operation.

Then let's take the photo needed to be done on the D drive as an example, let UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free tell you how it can find the lost photos for you through the following specific steps to help you solve the problem quickly.

Step 1: Enter the software to select the missing data

First of all, please open the UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free. The format selection interface of the data will appear in front of you.

There are two lines of icons below for you to choose from which represent files of different formats. In this case, you need to select the file in the image format, then please check the third icon from the left of the first line.

When the check is done, a small circle with a check mark will appear in the lower right corner of the icon. At this time, you can click the “Next” button on the right, as shown below.

Step 2: Select the disk where the photos were originally located.

The interface that appears at this time is the interface for disk selection. All you need to do is to select the disk where the lost data was originally located.

The photo you need to retrieve is originally stored on the D drive, then please select the D drive. After selecting, a small circle with a check mark will appear at the far right end of the name line. You can then Click on the "Scan" button at the top right to scan the selected disk, as shown below.(If your computer only has a C drive, then choose your C drive, the other steps and operations are the same.)

Scan your hard drive on your Mac

The scanning process takes a certain amount of time. The length of time is determined by the data stored on your disk. Different data types and sizes will have different scanning times, as shown below.

Under normal circumstances, for a disk in which there are 2GB image format files, it takes only a few seconds to complete the scan. You can wait a moment.

UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free gives you two scanning methods, fast scan and deep scan. Fast scan is the scan mode that is currently done. It has the advantage of being able to quickly retrieve the files on your disk for you, saving a lot of time. But the downside is that you can't scan out deep files.

But you don't need to worry about it. Deep scan can solve the problem that you can't retrieve the target file, but the whole scanning process may be slightly longer than the fast scan. The specific operation of the deep scan is explained in the next step.

Step 3: Choose your lost photo to recover

After the scan is completed, all the files on your D drive are listed in the left column of the interface. You can preview them.

At this point you need to traverse the folder tree, then find your lost photo and select it. Then click the "Restore" button in the top right corner, as shown below.

If you don't find your lost photos after the quick scan, please click the yellow "Deep Scan" button on the upper of the interface. UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free will scan for you in an instant. Please wait patiently, as shown below.

Once the deep scan is completed, find your lost photo, select it and click the “Recover” button. After a short wait, your lost photos will be returned in perfect condition, as shown below. (It is recommended to perform a fast scan and then a deep scan when scanning missing files.)

With these three steps, your important photos can be recovered. With UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free, you don't need to worry about lost photos. Anyone who are not familiar with the operation of the computer and have never used the data recovery software can quickly use the software.

In addition to your Mac, UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free supports many other types of storage devices such as external disks, SSDs, USB drives, micro-cards, digital cameras, CF/SD cards, Zip Drives, pen drives, etc. The effects are quite good.

"I just cleaned up my Mac computer in the past two days and I deleted a lot of junk files. And it runs faster. However, when I found out that I deleted important photos from my own D drive, I became frustrated. But fortunately it is UnCutData Recovery that perfectly retrieved photos for me and make me feel relaxed. "

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The above is the remark from Mr. Weasley, a loyal fan of UnCutData Recovery. Below the remark there is the link to get the genuine software. If you are also anxious to recover important photos, try it out. UnCutData won’t disappoint you, and you can also download a free trial version which can help you recover 200MB data.

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