Hi everyone, So my girlfriend is not the most computer savvy person and accidentally deleted a bunch of photos from her hard drive (yes, she then also proceeded to empty the recycle bin ) and now we're trying to figure out a way to get them back. She had them all backed up on an external and apparently deleted the wrong folder in confusion while trying to free up some space. I'm not generally a Mac user so I thought it would be wise to ask you all about what the best options for data recovery are on Macs. She has a MacBook Pro...the first generation of unibodies, I believe, and I think she is running Snow Leopard. We would prefer not to spend money on the process but if the definitive option for data recovery can only be bought I guess we're willing to take the plunge. Any advice or help you may have to offer would be great! Thanks!