Deleted all my pictures from MBA. Please help

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    ermir4444

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    Hi there i mistakenly deleted all my pictures from my MBA (from the trash as well). Is there a way i can recover them? Maybe a 3dr party solution?
     
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    a104375

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    You could try a program like this: http://www.macrecovery.net/

    Also if you have a time machine backup that is another way to recover it.

    If you don't have a time machine backup this is a good lesson in the need to have a time machine backup drive.
     
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    Macman45

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    Have You No

    Time Machine backups? If not, I can't think of an app for this. If you do have backups, just return to a day prior to your mistake.

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    Cross posted......typing as you hit post!
     
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    ermir4444

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    Unfortunately i dont have a time machine back up. Is there a free program i can recover those files with? Most of them are 100$ and they dont even guarantee full recovery
     
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    If the files are worth it, $100 shouldn't be a hurdle. With the free recovery programs, you'll be getting exactly what you paid for.
     
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    Nice find, Pipper99. Looks like a handy program.

    One note as I looked at the info, it says "while using PhotoRec, you must not choose to write the recovered files to the same partition they were stored on" (emphasis mine) -- point being the OP would need to have an external drive or sufficiently large SD card available to hold the deleted photos.
     
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    Data Rescue 3 is by far THE best solution that exists!

    Recovered around 30GB of lost photos with it i never thought i would see again. And i had even over written the drive before i tried to recover.

    Wow.
     
  9. Queen6, Sep 28, 2011
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    Is it a 2011 MBA? If so you may be out of luck as the SSD is TRIM enabled, The command completely purges the data it affects, typical data recovery is made impossible. I am no expert on SSDs so hopefully I am wrong in your case
     

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