“Hi, I have run into a serious trouble. I have erased certain photos on my Mac computer by emptying Trash bin. This unfair situation occurred when I was in a swinging mood and accidentally deleted important photos on Mac. Very next, I emptied the Trash bin without having a look at its content. Is there any way out of this situation to bring back my deleted photos? Please someone suggest me good solution on how to recover deleted photos from Mac after emptying Trash Bin. Thanks in advance.”
Photos are the most valuable data that users preserve on number of gadgets. Users save different file types of photos on Mac computers to recall the memories behind each. But, disasters can occur like accidental deletion of such photos on Mac with or without user confirmation. However, deleted files on Mac can be restored with the recovery option called Trash, which holds both accidentally / intentionally erased files on system. But problem arises when this Trash is emptied without having a look at the files that are needed further.
Users undergo loss of important photo files by emptying Trash bin in the following scenarios:
- Using Terminal command to empty Trash
- Unauthentic user access to your Mac system, who may empty Trash without your confirmation
Trash folder on Mac can be emptied manually as well as automatically. It is most recommended to stick to manual way of emptying Trash bin because, before emptying Trash user can check for presence of any necessary files and can restore it back before permanent deletion. On the other hand, Auto-empty process will clear the Trash without giving any prior notice. Auto-empty Trash can be enabled by doing few changes in ‘System Preferences’ or creating advanced Apple Scripts that empties Trash after every system start up or before shut down process. And thus, useful user data like necessary pictures that were accidentally erased will be completely removed from Trash.
How to get back deleted photos from emptied Trash Bin?
With the help of advanced photo retrieval tools, it is possible to recover deleted photos from emptied Trash on Mac computers with ease. One such recovery program is, Yodot Mac Photo Recovery. This utility is efficient enough to bring back various photos, music, videos, etc. deleted from Trash bin after emptying it in any of the above situations. The software can also restore other file types like documents, reports, presentation files, text, folders, etc. that are deleted on MacBook Pro, Air, Mac Mini and iMac.
Embedded with excellent media recovery algorithms, the software can restore picture file types like JPEG, JPG, IMG, PIC, PSD, TIFF, GIF, PNG, etc. with utmost ease. This program can even rescue photos from digital cameras, camcorders, iPod, cellular phones and many other gadgets. Also, the software can retrieve media file types like videos – AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, 3GP, DIVX, etc, audios – AMR, AIFF, MP3, MP4, M4A, WAV, WMR, etc and RAW image file types – CR2, CRW, NEF, KDC, ORF, PEF, RAW, DNG, etc. You can employ this tool on Mac machines running with OS X versions 10.5 (Leopard), v10.6 (Snow Leopard) and v10.7 (Lion).
Follow these steps to regain photos after empting Trash:
- Download Yodot Mac Photo recovery software on to your Macintosh machine
- Then install the software and run it to trigger photo recovery process
- From the main screen, click for Deleted Photo Recovery option and proceed next
- Now, from the list of volumes present, click for the one in which deleted photos resided
- Next, select the file types that you wish to recover or simply skip the step
- Software performs a scan on selected volume and results with a list of restorable picture files
- Toggle between Data view and File Type view options to view rescued photos
- View required images using Preview option and proceed to save it to new destination location on system
- You can also save these retrieved pictures files on to external storage drive, CD/ DVD too
- Do not enable Auto-Empty Trash on your Mac systems
- Always glance at the files in Trash folder before emptying it
- Backup important picture files on to external storage gadgets to avoid mishaps