Restore Missing or Lost Photos after Sierra Update

Brithny updated on Aug 30, 2019 to Mac File Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

Free EaseUS photo recovery software supports to recover lost photos, pictures, images after Mac OS X Sierra update without difficulty. Read the guide below to restore lost photos after Sierra update.

Help! Sierra Update Lost Photos

I just upgraded to Mac OS X Sierra last night. It Was the longest download I have ever down on any system ever! My computer is running like molasses now!  But right now, my biggest issue is my photo has just disappeared after the update. I can't locate my most important file folders for images/icons/logos that I need for my business. Please help!!! Not looking forward to other problems that are going to arise with Sierra!

Quick Fix to Restore Lost Photos after Sierra Update

When you are faced with such situation, the quickest and easiest way is to use a free file recovery tool to help you recover photo on Mac after Sierra update. EaseUS Photo Recovery for Mac is the best data recovery software which works with any type of photo. The program displays images and files that it finds and allows you to recover all of them. Just follow the simple steps below to get your photos back as soon as possible.

Step 1. Select the location where your valuable photos were lost and click Scan button.

select the location where photos lost and click scan

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will start immediately a quick scan as well as a deep scan on your selected disk volume. Meanwhile, the scanning results will be presented in the left pane.

scan the selected drive to find lost photos

Step 3. By Path and Type, you can quickly filter the photos you've lost earlier. Select the target files and click Recover Now button to get them back at once.

click recover now to recover lost photos on your Mac

The Other Way: Restore Sierra Update Lost Photos from Time Machine Backup

If you have a backup of the lost pictures, you can restore lost images from Time Machine backup if it has been set previously. Follow the steps below:

  • Click on Apple menu, select System Preferences and then click on the Time Machine icon
  • Click on the checkbox associated with Show Time Machine in the menu bar
  • From Time Machine menu, select Enter Time Machine, and it will take you to Time Machine window
  • From Time Machine window, select the image file that needs to be restored
  • Once the file is selected, click on Space Bar to preview its contents
  • Then, click on Restore or press Ctrl and click simultaneously to view other options
  • The file will be restored to the original location on Mac storage media
 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

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

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

5. 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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