How to Find Recently Deleted Folder/Photos on Mac

Tracy King updated on Feb 22, 2023 | Home >Computer Instruction

Similar to the Trash bin recovery on Mac which can let you get back the recently deleted files, the Recently Deleted folder in Photos also saves the latest removed pictures for 30 days for easy restoring. If you want to find back some deleted photos, this folder is a life-saving straw for you. When you find there's no "Recently Deleted" folder, you might where is it and how to find it. In this post, we will help you restore this folder and tell you the reason why it disappeared.

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2. Recover Permanently Deleted Photos

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How to Find Recently Deleted Photos on Mac 

  • On Mac OS X: Open "Photos", go to "File" and click "Show Recently Deleted".

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  • On macOS: Open "Photos", find "Recently Deleted" folder on the right sidebar.

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If both the above two methods are failed, you can delete a photo first, and then try these methods again.

Why You Can't Find Recently Deleted Folder in Photos

Like we said before, the Recently Deleted folder in photos only keeps the removed images for 30 days. Longer than this, the deleted photos will be permanently deleted, and the Recently Deleted folder won't be there as it only shows when it has pictures in it. It means all your deleted photos are more than 30 days old.

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Photos on Mac

If you want to recover a photo, but it has exceeded the 30-days limit, what you can do is to turn to data recovery software. In this article, we'd like to recommend EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac. It is one of the best Mac photo recovery tools that can help you to recover photos/albums deleted in Photos, Mac hard drive, external hard drive, SD card, USB drive, digital camera, etc. Read on and use the easiest-to-use tool to retrieve lost photos, videos, Word/Excel/PPT documents, music, archive, as well as other files in three steps. 

Step 1. Search for lost files

Select the disk location to search for lost files (it can be an internal HDD/SSD or a removable storage device) on macOS Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey and the latest Ventura. Click the "Search for lost files" button.

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Step 2. Go through the scanning results

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will immediately scan your selected disk volume and display the scanning results.

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Step 3. Select the file(s) and recover

In the scan results, select the file(s) to preview and click the "Recover" button to have them back.

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Also Read: How to recover deleted photos on Windows 10.

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Updated by Cedric

Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and loves various electronic products.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 10 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions to resolve Windows & Mac data recovery, data backup, partition management, data transfer, Windows update issues, etc.

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