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i accidentally deleted photos out of my iphoto trash. i know

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i accidentally deleted photos out of my iphoto trash. i know that the message said it could not be undone, but i also know that nothing is ever totally deleted from your hard drive. can i recover those compressed files? how? maybe a system restore?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 8 years ago.
No, the worst thing you could do is a system restore. You will want to get a file recovery program to undelete the photos.

It is untrue that things are never totally deleted from your hard drive, so I would suggest to discontinue using the computer until you restore the pictures you deleted. Files become unrecoverable when they are overwritten by other files you create.

There are several options out there for this recovery:

FileSalvage ($89.95)
http://subrosasoft.com/OSXSoftware/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1

ProSoft Data Rescue II ($99)
http://www.prosoftengineering.com/products/data_rescue.php?PHPSESSID=d6baecc1c93022ffe70127a46b136f99

VirtualLab Data Recovery ($129.95)
https://www.binarybiz.com/vlab/mac.html


I would personally recommend the ProSoft Data Rescue II, they are a very reputable company with some very good software.
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