How to Find Recently Deleted Folder/Photos on Mac

Tracy King updated on Jan 11, 2024 | 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 restoration. If you want to find some deleted photos, this folder is a life-saving straw for you. When you find there's no "Recently Deleted" folder, you might ask where a deleted photo goes on Mac 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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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 deleted files on Mac, including 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, Ventura, and the latest Sonoma. Click the "Search for lost files" button.

Note: Before data recovery, you'd better click "Disk Backup" from the left sidebar to create a backup of your Mac to avoid further data loss. After backing up, the software can recover data from the Mac backup, and your computer can wirte new data again.

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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 Brithny

Brithny is a technology enthusiast, aiming to make readers' tech lives easy and enjoyable. She loves exploring new technologies and writing technical how-to tips. In her spare time, she loves sharing things about her game experience on Facebook or Twitter.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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