Recover Photos Lost During Data Transfer on Mac

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


Want to recover photos lost during data transfer between camera and Mac computer? You can find a detailed guide about how to recover camera data on Mac computer with EaseUS Mac data recovery software. It is useful and easy.

Photos lost during data transfer between camera and Mac

"Can I recover photos lost during data transfer? I took many beautiful pictures using my camera and last night I tried to transfer them to my Mac computer, somehow these photos "disappeared". I wonder how it happened and want to know the easiest way to recover camera data on a Mac computer."

For many users have encountered the similar problem, today we will talk about this topic and try to find a complete solution to help you recover your cut photograph from your camera easily.

Causes of photo loss during data transfer between camera and Mac

Here are some typical causes of photo loss during data transfer, and if you are in one of the provided scenarios, read on and find solutions in the next part immediately:

  • The USB cable or the camera wire disconnect
  • Interruption of the transferring process due to sudden power-off on Camera or Mac computer
  • Not enough storage space on the target disk in Mac
  • Virus attack or infection
  • Cut photos but fail to paste them on Mac

How to recover photo lost during data transfer on Mac computer

When losing photos on the camera after data transfer, search it immediately in both the camera and the Mac computer first.

If you previously chose to 'Cut' the photo but failed to 'Paste' it on the computer, you may try pasting it again (paste in a place where there is enough space). If the photos can be pasted again, congratulations, your picture is back. Otherwise, you'll need to use Mac data recovery software to retrieve the lost camera photos.

Professional Mac data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is greatly helpful to retrieve your lost camera data on Mac computer or the camera. The software is available for both Mac and Windows users. It also applies to data recovery on other external storage devices such as external hard drive, USB, SD card, etc.

With it, you can easily handle multiple data loss accidents. Next, we will show you how to use it and get back your lost pictures from camera or Mac computer in a few simple clicks.

Steps to Recover Photos Lost During Data Transfer on Mac

If you lost photos in the camera, move the memory card from your camera, insert it to a memory card reader and insert it to your Mac computer. Then apply EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac with below steps for photo recovery:

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

Only in 3 simple steps, you can recover lost photos using Mac photo recovery software. So just follow the above guide step by step, then you will surprisedly find that you recover photos lost during data transfer successfully within several minutes.


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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

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"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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