iPhoto Recovery:How to Restore iPhoto Library Easily on Mac (Including macOS Sie

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By Ivan Cook | Dec 07,2017 14:01 pm

"I deleted some photos from my iPhoto library and then I emptied the Trash. Now I want some of them back, but I cannot find them from iPhoto library folder and "Finder". Can anyone tell me is it still possible for me to recover iPhoto photos?"

Mac users might loss iPhoto library photos due to deleting accidentally, emptied iPhoto trash, iPhoto library corruption, Mac formattting, system error, and other reasons. While you can retrieve them from iPhoto trash or iPhoto backup once you have another iPhoto library backup on your Mac. Otherwise, you need to recover lost photos with iPhoto Recovery for Mac software. Below we will show you 3 easy ways on how to recover photos from iPhoto.

Solution 1 Recover Lost iPhoto Photos with iPhoto Recovery Software

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To recover photos from iPhoto library, I would like to recommend iSkysoft iPhoto Recovery for Mac for you. This application is one of the best iPhoto recovery programs that enables you to retrieve iPhoto photos lost due to almost all reasons. The user-friendly interface and powerful recovery engine make the program a nice utility to process iPhoto recovery. Besides, you can also recover files like videos, documents, and archive files from your Mac (macOS High Sierra supported).

Why Choose This iPhoto Photo Recovery Software:

  • Recover lost, deleted, formatted or corrupted photos from iPhoto Library
  • Recover the whole lost iPhoto library
  • Preview found iPhoto photos originally before recovery
  • Easy-to-use iPhoto recovery program

Download iSkysoft iPhoto Recovery to restore lost pictures now. This tool is fully compatible with the latest Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra).

How to Recover iPhoto Pictures on Mac (macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra and El Capitan Compatible)

Step 1. Select iPhoto Photo Types

After installing and launching iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac, you can see an image as below. This tool offers you 6 tabs of file types. If you want to recover lost or deleted pictures, you can select "Photo" as a first try.

Tips: Before you start the recovery process, you should notice that macOS High Sierra system do not allow users to access to system disk from apps. If you have updated Mac to Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra system, you need to disable SIP on Mac firstly.

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Step 2. Scan Mac Volume to Search for Lost iPhoto Photos

Then you can select the volume/partition that your iPhoto library locates and click the "Start" button on the right bottom to start scanning. After the quick scanning process, if you cannot find your target iPhoto photos, you can deeply scan Mac volume by clicking on "Deep Scan" on the bottom of the window.

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Step 3. Preview and Recover iPhoto Library

After scanning, all found files on the scanned Mac volume will be displayed in the window. You can preview found iPhoto photos to check how many of your lost pictures can be recovered.

You can select the whole iPhoto library or some photos and then click "Recover" to save them on your Mac.

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Solution 2 Recover Lost iPhoto Photos from Trash

This is the easiest way for you to recover iPhoto photos. When found photos were lost, you can open iPhoto trash or Trash on your Mac, and then select deleted photos and control-click to select "Restore to iPhoto Library". Your deleted photos will be back immediately. Once iPhoto trash and Trash on your Mac are all empties, this method is useless.

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Solution 3 Rebuild iPhoto library

"Rebuild iPhoto Library" is a great feature of iPhoto on Mac. It helps you to resolve issues such as iPhoto library happening to be unreadable, missing photos, or other iPhoto library issues. You can follow steps below to try to rebuild iPhoto library.

a. Quit iPhoto application

b. Hold "Command" + "Option" keys in the keyboard, meanwhile open "iPhoto" on the screen

c. "Rebuild iPhoto Library" options will be prompted, you can select the way you want to rebuild iPhoto library and click "Rebuild" to begin the rebuild process. If you're lucky enough, your missing iPhoto photos might be recovered.

Note: This solution requires iPhoto library backup. We highly suggest you make iPhoto library backup to avoid important photo loss.

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