Recover Deleted Photos from MacBook Pro


IPhoto is a photo managing application used in the Mac Operating system to manage image files. IPhoto can also be used to import photos from CD’s, internet, digital cameras and scanners. You can use albums to organize pictures and the photographs, which were imported can be saved in both albums or in the iPhoto library. When you remove or delete a photo from the album, it will be deleted only from the album not from the iPhoto library. But, if you by chance delete a photo from iPhoto library, then it will delete a photo directly from iPhoto library resulting in photo loss. You can easily recover deleted photo from MacBook using Mac file recovery tool.

Mac is a UNIX based Operating system developed by Apple Inc. Mac provides graphical user interface, which is easy to use. Nowadays, most of the people want to use Mac OS instead of Windows OS, because Mac OS is more secure compared to Windows. Although Mac OS has a number of advanced  features and services, there are instances when it may sometimes come across a various problems which results in data loss.

Some of the common factors leading to the loss of files are as follows:

  • Corruption of iPhoto Library: Often, your iPhoto library may get corrupt and causes iPhoto to crash and become unusable resulting in photo loss.  This situation can result in heavy data loss from MacBook pro.
  • Occurrence of unacceptable characters in AlbumData.xml file: Sometime, AlbumData.xml file may contain unacceptable characters such as ampersands, invisible null characters and etc may not allow you to access the image files from iPhoto. Generally, the keywords, which are embedded with metadata of photo files, may contain null characters, resulting in corruption of data file.
  • iPhoto library manager distorted: AlbumData.xml file is only written by iPhoto and you are not able to change the information in your library by modifying it. Sometimes, iPhoto library manager, which allows you to rebuild the database of your iPhoto library, may display an error message like “The data file for this library is malformed”. This error may occur, when your iPhoto writes the malformed data to AlbumData.xml file, as a result it may not allow you to read the particular image properly resulting in photo loss.

You can surmount the above stated situations by rebuilding the iPhoto library based on AlbumData.xml file, which is used by Aperture and Front Row to find albums and images in the iPhoto library. Also, you are supposed to make a backup of all photographs so that you can simply restore it back from backup file, when you have lost or deleted the photos from iPhoto. If you don’t have any backup file, then you can use third party recovery tools to recover lost photos from the iPhoto library on Mac OS X.

Mac photos restoring utility helps you to recover lost or deleted photos from the corrupted iPhoto library from MacBook pro. This software can also recover lost or deleted audio and video files from the Mac Operating system. HFS+, HFSx, FAT16 and FAT32 are the different types of file system supported by this software. You can view recovered photographs in the Mac finder styled interface and if you are not able to find files in recovering data list then you can use fast built-in tool called “Find Tool” to find the files in recovered data list. This software supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Mac Operating systems. This tool can competently unerase deleted images from MMC cards as well.

Note: If you have accidentally deleted photos from camera roll, then don't be tensed! Because, you can easily recover deleted photos from camera roll with utmost ease by using Recover Deleted Photos software. To know more about how to recover deleted photos from camera roll, then visit: www.recoverdeletedphoto.net/from-camera-roll.html.

Step to Undelete photos from MacBook Pro:

Step 1: Double click the shortcut icon on the desktop or use the start menu to launch the software.

Step 2: From the main window select the “Recover Lost Photos” or “Recover Deleted Photos” option based on the photo loss scenario as shown in Figure 1.

Recover deleted photos selection

Figure 1: Select Appropriate Option

Step 3: Select the particular volume or storage device from which the pictures have to be recovered as shown in Figure 2.

Select Volume Screen

Figure 2: Select volume for recovery

Step 4: Once the recovery process is complete you can view the recovered data as shown in Figure 3. You can preview the recovered files by selecting “Preview” option. You can save the recovery session if you are satisfied with recovery result by using “Save Recovery Session” option.

View recovered files

Figure 3: View Recovered Files

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