Restore Photos from Mac Mountain Lion

“Hello there, I use Mac computer with OS X Mountain Lion to store all my important data. Recently I had saved certain vital photos in a folder on Mac and had made it hidden from Finder. Now, these photos are missing from its hard drive. I tried every possible way to get back my valuable photos from Mac Mountain Lion computer, but nothing worked. Can anyone suggest me how to retrieve photos from Mountain Lion Mac machine? Please help.”

OS X Mountain Lion came up with excellent features that enhanced the user experience on Mac machines. Its revamped user interface, new iCloud integration and other upgrades to core apps bring you new synching features. However, one cannot completely evade loss of data on Mac machines running with Mountain Lion. For instance, consider the above scenario wherein user loses all essential images from Mountain Lion. Apart from this, given below are other scenarios causing loss of photos from Mountain Lion Mac OS X.

Factors that lead to loss of photos from Mountain Lion:

  • Emptying Trash after deleting pictures without seeing the files present in Trash will remove those photos completely from Mac Mountain Lion
  • Interrupted transfer of images from Mountain Lion OS X machine to other external storage devices can cause missing of these pictures
  • Installation of third party applications on Mac that are unsecure and fraudulent can sometimes result in missing of photos and other files
  • Intrusion of harmful viruses on Mountain Lion Mac OS X may result in loss of photos
  • Accidental deletion of necessary pictures using Mac Terminal can also cause removal of pictures from Mountain Lion

When any image file is lost or erased from Mountain Lion, one may get worried about recovering photos from Mountain Lion OS X. Nevertheless, it is possible to get photos back from Mountain Lion by making use of efficient photo retrieval tool. One of the best utility to retrieve photos from Mountain Lion OS X is Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool.

Attributes of Mountain Lion photo recovery software:

As said above Yodot Mac Photo Recovery can extract various photo file types like IMG, PNG, PSD, GIF, PSP, BMP, TIFF, TIF, PIC, PCX, WEBP, EXI, DNG, RAF, KDC, RAW, NEF, CR2, NEF, CR2, CRW, 3FR, MRW, PEF, etc from Mac Mountain Lion just in few clicks. Its intuitive recovery modules can extract photos from Mac hard drive, external hard disk, USB pen drive, SSD, memory cards iPod and other storage drives that are compatible on Mac machines. Other than Mountain Lion, it can even recover lost photos on Mac hard drive which works with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) OS versions. This tool is capable of restoring photos, videos, music and RAW images from iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini all Mac machines without much effort.

Recovery steps for regaining pictures from Mountain Lion:

  • Download Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software on your Mountain Lion OS X operated Mac machine
  • Install and run the utility in a new volume to start with picture recovery process
  • In main screen click on Deleted Photo Recovery to retrieve images that were erased
  • Else, click on ‘Lost Photo Recovery’ option to bring back missing or hidden pictures
  • Then, select the drive / volume on your Mountain Lion machine from where pictures have to be rescued
  • Further, choose the image file types to be recovered or simply click on ‘Mark All’ and proceed
  • Allow the software to scan selected volume on Mountain Lion hard drive and wait till the scanning process completes
  • Next, you can view the recovered pictures in Finder styled interface
  • Preview selected images from recovered files list and save them to target location on Mac hard drive or on any external storage drive

Things to Avoid:

  • Do not save rescued photos to same volume that underwent scanning process
  • Backup essential images from Mountain Lion OS X machine on other storage devices