The panic that sets in after emptying the Trash folder only to realize that it contained file you actually needed is a feeling that can only be match by the one that arises after hard drive fails and you realize you have no backup. Losing certain files through user error, hardware failure or some other problem can cause inconvenience and lead to a great deal of work, but when it comes to photos and other images files, it is often the case that replacing files is simply not possible. EaseUS Mac Photo Recovery Free is a data recovery tool that may be able to help.
Unlike many other data recovery tools, this app from EaseUS has been designed to recover a very limited number of file types. It can be used to recover data from a regular hard drive, or removable media such as USB drive or memory cards – providing it is bmp, jpg, png, tif or mp3 file you are looking for. The actual scanning process is relatively fats, although this will obviously depend on the size of the drive involved as well as the number of files. The selection of file types is arguably a little strange – the image formats make sense as they are commonly used, and the software is billed as a photo recovery tool. The added support for MP3 audio files is a bonus, but it would have made more sense for this to have been a video formats such as MPEG.
Hardware failure or a virus attack may have led to the loss or damage of drive partitions. EaseUS’s tool can be used to recover such partitions and get back the files that were stored on them. Once a scan has been performed, you can browse through the folder structure of the files that can be recovered and take advantage of the built in file preview so you can check what an image looks like without having to rely on the file name alone.
EaseUS Mac Photo Recovery Free can be used with Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion, but if you need to recover files other than those that have been mentioned, you’ll need to upgrade to the standard version of the app. Costing $89.95, this could be regarded as being a little expensive, particularly for a piece of software you would not use very often (preferably no more than once), but at the same time, it is difficult to put a price on irreplaceable files.
You can find out more and download a free copy of the app by paying a visit to the EaseUS Mac Photo Recovery Free review page.