There are many reasons for losing photos from digital camera or from other storage devices some of the main causes such as loosing photos while transferring from digital camera or any other storage device, improper file saving procedure, virus attack, software malfunction, file system corruption, and improper shutdown of the system. When your images got corrupted you cannot open the image files, in such cases you stored photos will be inaccessible from the drive or volume.
When you delete photos from Mac the images won’t get completely removed from the drive. Only the pointers to the files get deleted from the file directory. In such cases if you want to recover photos you need to use any good image recovery software.
How to select image recovery software?
Search the internet for good image recovery application. The utility should be able to recover photos from different data loss situation such as accidentally deleted photos from digital camera, memory cards, Mac hard drives, USB flash drive, formatted or reformatted memory card, and file system corruption etc. the application should be able to restore images from different file types such as BMP, PNG, TIF, TIFF, JPEG, JPG, GIF, and PSD etc including audio and video files. The software should allow you to preview the recovered photos before saving. Preview option helps identify the photos easily and makes image recovery efficient. Before buying the software download the demo version of the software to evaluate the capability of the software in recovering deleted images. Make sure that the software company offers good consumer supports to trouble shoot your quires.
Steps to recover deleted images
Based on the above aspects buy a good image recovery software, follow the steps given below to recover photos from Mac.
- Connect the hard drive to another healthy Mac computer as a secondary drive.
- Install image recovery software to the computer.
- Run the software to scan and recover photos from Mac.
- Follow the instruction to recover photos from Mac operating system
Do not save the recovered photos on the same volume from where you are recovering deleted photos.