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Mar 7, 2013, 09:36 AM
I've accidentally deleted my iPhoto library. Some pictures were backed up but not all. I downloaded and did a scan using the free version of data recover 2 and disk drill and see there are images to be recovered but I can't see a preview of them. Before I spend $100 that I don't have, would someone please let me know if you recommend either of these programs or if there is something better i should use. Also, should I have been able to see a preview? I just wish I knew if these photos are the ones I have already. I had the apple store set up time machine for me so hopefully I don't do this again.

Oh, it gets better, I emptied the trash bin several times before realizing what I had done.

Thank you so much for any help you can offer,
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Mar 7, 2013, 10:51 AM
No Time Machine backup?
"Like a midget at a urinal, I was going to have to stay on my toes." Frank Drebin, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
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Mar 7, 2013, 11:07 AM
No, I didn't have it set up. I now have it set up with an external hard drive. I have yearbook photos due Friday.
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Mar 7, 2013, 11:27 AM
Where did the photos come from originally? Any chance they're still on the camera or card?
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Mar 7, 2013, 01:28 PM
Do NOT spend money on paid file recovery applications. They are a waste of your money.

Try PhotoRec: PhotoRec - CGSecurity

It's free and lists HFS+ as a supported file system.
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