How to Get Back Deleted Photos from iMac?

“Hi, I am using an iMac OS X 10.5.8. Yesterday while previewing my childhood photos I accidentally deleted the entire picture folder. I thought it will be present in Trash, but it wasn’t there or anywhere on my iMac computer and I also searched by typing the particular folder name on search options, but it shows no item match your search. Later I realize that deleted picture folder size is nearly equal to 15GB, but I set my trash size to 10GB, so the folder has bypassed the Trash Bin. Now I am in helpless state and I don’t know how to restore those deleted images. If anyone knows any solution for retrieving deleted pictures on iMac computer, then kindly help me please???”

Losing precious photos is really annoying thing, people may lose their essential pictures, videos, audio files and other essential data due to simple human mistakes or digital device errors. There is one thing you need to know about digital data loss. The deleted images are really not gone from your iMac system; they still lie in your computer even if you cannot see them in Trash Bin. They would only disappear if new data overwrites them.

Causes for deletion of pictures on iMac computer are:

  • Unintentional formatting of volume on iMac system
  • Deletion of your crucial images from third-party application
  • Accidental deletion of pictures on iMac computer
  • Emptying the Trash folder on iMac

The best and easiest way to recover deleted photos on iMac computer is to use Time Machine backup. But if you have not enabled the Time Machine backup, you can still retrieve images from iMac desktop using professional iMac photo recovery software. Yodot Mac Photo Recovery is one among them; it is read-only application that doesn’t modify the original contents of photos while retrieving them from iMac machine.

Best iMac picture recovery utility:

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery is eminent photo recovery software that is specially designed to retrieve lost or erased pictures and media files from iMac computer. This software supports easy recovery of media files i.e. photos, RAW images, videos and audio files from iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro hard drives. Other than Mac systems, it can rescue data from memory cards, iPods, external hard drives, USB drives, etc on Mac OS X system. This application provides “RAW Search” option to search and recover image files based on their unique signatures including professional RAW photos captured from digital cameras. This program is free from virus or malware infection and provides free trial download to check the consistency of product in recovering the pictures. This product is easy to use and it is flexible for all kind of users. This recovery program works fine in Mac operating system and if you want to retrieve pictures from Windows OS computer, then you must download and use Yodot Photo Recovery tool.

How to retrieve deleted images on iMac computer?

  • Download and install YoDot Mac Photo Recovery software in your Macintosh. Don’t install the software to the same drive from which recovery is to be done
  • Connect the storage media like memory card (using card reader), USB drive, camera or the mobile phone from which photos are to be recovered to the PC
  • Run the software and follow instructions that are appearing on the screen / window
  • Select "Recover Deleted Photos" option to begin with the recovery process
  • Now, the software will look up for all the physical drives available and will display the found drives
  • From the list of drives and select the one from which you want to recover photos
  • The software will scan the entire drive and will display the recoverable photo files
  • Choose the desired photo / image files that you want to retrieve
  • Preview photos to confirm selection before saving them
  • Browse and select the destination location to save photos


  • Have an additional copy of your precious pictures on other reliable storage device
  • Install good security program to protect your crucial images from virus infection
  • Cross check Trash on iMac before you empty as it may contain some of your essential images

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