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Accidently deleted my iPhoto library in the trash. How can

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Accidently deleted my iPhoto library in the trash. How can I find and rebuild my iPhoto library?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.
Hi and Welcome. My Name is XXXXX XXXXX I look forward to assisting you today with your question.

Did you deleted your iPhoto Library from the trash ?
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.
Is your iPhoto Library still in the trash ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes, I deleted it from the trash, it is no longer in the trash.

Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.
Do you have Time Machine backup of your iPhoto Library ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I don't know what that is.

Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.
I mean, did you backed up your iPhoto Library to any external drives ?

Anyway I'm going to be honest with you. There is only a little chance of recovering the photos. Let me explain how this works. When you delete something from your Mac, only the reference to the files are deleted. The actual file will be there and it will over-written by new files when you keep using your Mac, just like you record on a tape. So it is still possible to recover them using Professional third part recovery applications.

So don't install any applications other than recoery applications and don't download anything like musics, movies etc until you recover them.

I can't guarantee the recovery applications will work, but its worth a try. The best recovery application out there is Data Rescue 3. Recovery applications are costly, so try the trial version before buying it. Get trial version of Data Rescue from here : http://www.prosofteng.com/downloads/download.php?prodID=78

Another one is Stellar Phenoix Data Recovery, get the trial version from here : https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/21543/stellar-phoenix-mac-data-recovery

Again, there is no direct solution for this problem. Your only option is to try the recovery application.

I know this is not the answer you've expected, but this is the only answer/solution to your problem. So, please don't rate me Bad or Poor if you are not satisfied.

If you have any questions or need any additional help, please don't hesitate to ask as I'm glad to continue to help you.

Best Regards,
Ashik
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Okay, I understand. Once I do a recovery to an external drive, will I be able to copy the photos on a disk and then reopen them on my MAC?

Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.
Yes. Let me know how it goes...
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.
If you have any trouble with recovering the files, please let me know and I will continue you help you. Add a bookmark of this page, so you can get back to me anytime.

Best Regards,
Ashik
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I recovered my files using Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery. I have a Seagate 1TB external hard drive. Do I just plug it in to my MAC and make it the destination drive for my recovery files?

Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.
Yes.

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