How to Find Recently Deleted Folder/Photos on Mac

Roxanne updated on Sep 18, 2020 to Mac File Recovery | How-to Articles

The Recently Deleted folder in Photos can save the latest removed pictures for 30 days for easy restoring. If you can't find the recently deleted photos on Mac and need to recover the pictures, find solutions here. Besides, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is highly recommended to recover permanently deleted photos on Mac with ease.

Here's quick navigation for you to find the recently deleted photos in two ways. Directly jump to the method you're most interested:

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. How to Find Recently Deleted Photos on Mac  Open "Photos", go to "File" and click "Show Recently Deleted"...Full steps
Fix 2. How to Recover Permanently Deleted Photos on Mac Download EaseUS file recovery software for Mac > Choose the location to scan...Full steps

How to Find Recently Deleted Photos on Mac 

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. Within the time limit, you can restore photos you've mistakenly removed. But the problem is some users don't know where is the Recently Deleted folder. Take it easy; here are the solutions.

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

how to find recently deleted folder on Mac OS X

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

how to find recently deleted folder on macOS

Why You Can't Find Recently Deleted Folder in Photos

Like what 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. Then, how to recover the permanently deleted photos on Mac? Read on and use the easiest-to-use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac to retrieve lost Word/Excel/PPT documents, photos, videos, music, archive, as well as other files in three steps.

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Photos on Mac

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is one of the top 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. on macOS 10.14 Mojave to Mac OS X 10.9.

Quick access to how to recover deleted photos on Windows 10.

Step 1. Select the location where your important data & files were deleted and click the "Scan" button.

select the location where data was deleted and click scan

Step 2. The software will run both quick scan and deep scan and work hard to find as many deleted files as possible on the selected volume.

scan the selected disk to find deleted files on your Mac

Step 3. The scan results will be displayed in the left pane. Just select the file(s) and click the "Recover Now" button to get them back.

click recover now button to recover deleted files on your Mac

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

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"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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