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iPhoto Recovery: How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhoto Library
Can I Undelete Lost Photos from iPhoto Library on Mac?A moment ago, when I was editing photos in iPhoto library, my Macbook suddenly shut down. Then I restarted it, I realized that all photos in my iPhoto library were disappeared. I didn't know what happened, but I really need my photos back. Can somebody tell me how to recover iPhoto library photos? Best regards.
Frankly speaking, iPhoto library photos can be lost due to accidental deletion, iPhoto library corruption, unknowing formatting of Mac partition/volume, system error, emptied iPhoto trash and some other reasons. If you have another iPhoto library backup on your Mac, you can retrieve lost photos from it. Otherwise, you need to get an iPhoto recovery utility to help you. Here I would like to recommend three methods to help you recover photos from iPhoto library.
Step 1. Choose a recovery mode to restore iPhoto
After installing and launching Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac, you’ll see a primary window with several recovery options. You can read the instructions carefully to fully understand how these options work.
Here, to recover deleted photos from iPhoto, please select “Lost File Recovery” first.
Note: It is highly suggested to install the program in another partition of your Mac so as to avoid data overwriting.
Step 2. Scan the location of iPhoto library for lost photos
Now you just need to select the partition that you set your iPhoto library in and click “Scan” to begin scanning for lost photos.
Note: If it’s the partition formatting causes the issue, please select “Enable Deep Scan” option in the window.
Step 3. Recover iPhoto library lost photos
The found files will all be displayed in the left of the window, and you will be able to preview found photos. Then you just need to select your lost photos and click “Recover” to save them back to your Mac.
Note: Please do not keep the recovered photos back to the original partition.
Video tutorial of iPhoto recovery
If your photos were accidentally dragged to iPhoto trash and you could not drag them back to Mac desktop, you can go to your iPhoto trash, then select those deleted photos and right click to select "Restore to iPhoto Library". You iPhoto trash photos will be retrieved easily. If this method does not help, Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac will help you then.