Frankly speaking, iPhoto library photos can be lost due to human errors, for example, deleting pictures from iPhoto by mistake. Besides, iPhoto problems can also cause photos to be gone, such as iPhoto crashing, iPhoto not responding, iPhoto update failure, quiting unexpectedly, etc.
"Can I get deleted pictures back?" You can get the YES answer from us. Moreover, we can also tell you how to recover deleted photos from iPhoto library on Mac. Three methods are provided here, among which we recommend using an Mac photo recovery program for the job.
There are a number of iPhoto recovery software in the data rescue market. Recoverit Data Recovery for Mac stands out, as it features advanced photo recovery technology, all-around scan ability, user-friendly interface and simple recovery process. With the powerful Mac iPhoto recovery software, you're able to recover deleted photos on Mac within minutes. No matter when and how your photos disappeared from iPhoto library, Recoverit allows you to restore iPhoto library photos by 3 steps.
Recoverit Mac Photo Recovery makes iPhoto recovery much more effective in deleted photo recovery and better guaranteed in picutre security. To recover deleted photos, all you need to do is following the below steps and doing a few clicks. Now, download the software and start iPhoto recovery.
To recover deleted photos from iPhoto library, you need to run Recoverit iPhoto Recovery, select the iPhoto file location and click "Start" to process.
An all-around scan will be commenced immediately. All the phtos gone from iPhoto library will be shown to you gradually.
After the scan, you can filter the iPhoto pictures and preview the deleted pictures. Select the wanted ones and click "Recover" to restore iPhoto library.
To increase the chance of iPhoto recovery, it is better to always keep the tips in mind.
If you want to recover deleted photos from iPhoto library without software, you can resort to the below two methods. But there are some limitations of these methods. For example, if you emptied the Mac trash, it is impossible for you to restore deleted images from trash.
If your photos were accidentally dragged to the iPhoto trash and you could not drag them back to Mac desktop, you can go to your iPhoto trash, select those deleted photos and right click to select "Restore to iPhoto Library". Your iPhoto trash photos will be retrieved easily.
First, quit iPhoto and re-open it. Press and hold the Command and Option keys when you click on the iPhoto icon. A dialog box will appear with rebuild options. Choose the options that you would like to use to rebuild the iPhoto library.
To avoid the same data disaster happening once again, you can take photo backups from iPhoto library to iCloud or an external hard drive. In this section, we will show you how to backup iPhoto to an external device.
All in all, once you find photos lost or accidentally deleted from iPhoto library, you can always resort to Recoverit for Mac to help you start iPhoto recovery safely and recover deleted photos quickly. By the way, to avoid another data loss, follow the above steps to backup iPhoto photos regularly.
Due to macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) requirement, Mac users are not allowed an access to the built-in system drive from any apps. Therefore, if you need to restore lost data from the system disk under macOS 10.13, please "disable System Integrity Protection" first.
How to disable "System Integrity protection"? Please follow the steps below.
Step 1Reboot the Mac and hold down"Command + R" keys simultaneously after you hear the startup chime, this will boot OS X into Recovery Mode.
Step 2When the "OS X Utilities" screen appears, pull down the "Utilities" menu at the top of the screen instead, and choose "Terminal".
Step 3In the "Terminal" window, type in "csrutil disable" and press "Enter" then restrart your Mac.