How to Retrieve Deleted Videos from iPhoto Library?

“I accidentally erased some videos from my iPhoto library and then I emptied the trash. A moment later I realized that I had deleted some important video files along with other unwanted videos from iPhoto library. I checked on both iPhoto library folder and ‘Finder’, but I couldn’t get them. Can anyone tell me is it still possible for me to retrieve those erased videos from iPhoto library? Please do give some advices. Thanks!!!”

iPhoto is a basic digital photograph manipulation program which comes in the iLife software package on Mac OS X system. With the help of iPhoto, you can import videos and pictures from digital camera, video CD and more sources to your iPhoto library easily. Then you can arrange videos and edit photos with basic image editing functions. While manipulating the videos and photos in the Mac machine, you may end up using some undesired option that lead to deletion of videos from iPhoto library. As a scenario is mentioned in beginning of this discussion, it would be better if you get to know some more reasons that can delete your videos from iPhoto Library, carry on your reading:

  • Accidentally deleting your precious videos from iPhoto Library by mistake
  • Unintentionally formatting the Mac volume can erase all the videos from iPhoto library present on it
  • iPhoto library corruption may result in slow performance or frequent iPhoto crash, making all your video files inaccessible or sometimes it leads to permanent deletion
  • If any error occurs during synchronization of iPhoto library between two Mac machines, then it may cause deletion of videos from both source and destination
  • Videos present on iPhoto Library might get deleted due to severe virus or malware infection on Mac OS X system

If you have deleted videos from iPhoto Library accidentally or lost important photos from it due to any of these above mentioned reasons, then don’t worry. Go to your Time Machine and click on recent backup file to restore deleted videos from iPhoto Library. In case, if you have not enabled the Time Machine on your Mac system, then you need to use third party media recovery application to restore your essential videos back on iPhoto library.

Software to regain deleted videos from iPhoto:

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery is eminent Photo recovery software used by most of the Mac users for restoring their deleted or lost video files from iPhoto library on Mac OS X system. This recovery tool has ability to retrieve all your valuable media files such as music/audio files, movie files, pictures and other files stored on Mac system. You can even use this application for recovering media files that are stored on other apple products like iPod Mini, iPod Classic, iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iMac, Mac mini, MacBook, etc. This utility provides user friendly interface for retrieving videos that are deleted from iPhoto library due to various faults occurred on Apple computer.

Procedure to recover deleted videos from iPhoto:

  • Download Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool and install it on your Mac computer
  • Launch the application and follow recovery procedure displayed on-screen
  • In main screen, you will find two options i.e. “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Select “Delete File Recovery” option to recover deleted videos from iPhoto on Mac
  • After this, the software will scan entire Mac computer and shows all volumes present in the system
  • Select the particular drive from which you need to retrieve your deleted videos from iPhoto on Mac OS X and click “Next” option
  • Then recovery software will scan the selected volume and shows all recovered videos from iPhoto library on your Mac machine
  • You can preview the recovered videos from iPhoto library using “Preview” option
  • At last save, the recovered videos on your desired volume, but don’t store them to the same volume from which you are trying to recover videos
  • Precautions:

    • It’s good to install security application before your videos and other data on Mac system gets infected by virus or malware attack
    • Have an additional copy of your essential video files in some other reliable storage device
    • Cross check your iPhoto Library for any favorite videos before deleting them from iPhoto library
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