Recover photos from dead MacBook Pro with 2 solutions

Posted by Vivian to Mac Data Recovery on January 21st, 2019

Hi! My MacBook Pro died last week for no reason and it won't turn on. The thing is, I have many important family photos on it. I was wondering if there is any way to recover my photos from this dead MacBook Pro or possibly transfer them to another Mac? Thank you!

Photos play an important role in everyone's life - they connect people to past time, remind people of relationships, places, and stories, and record the beauty of life. Nowadays, people get used to saving their precious photos to digital media like MacBook Pro. However, these photos could get lost once the MacBook Pro is broken, dead or crashed. In this case, the most urgent thing probably is to recover photos and files from this dead MacBook Pro. But how? This page will show you how to recover lost photos from a dead MacBook Pro step by step.

Tutorial to recover photos from the dead MacBook Pro

Though recovering data from the dead MacBook Pro is troublesome, it still is possible to get your precious photos back. What you need is professional photo recovery software for MacBook Pro, like iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

With an intuitive interface and high success rate of data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is powerful to recover documents, photos, emails, music files, texts, videos, etc. on Mac. It can recover data from dead/crashed/unbootable MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini. What's more, this program also can recover data from internal hard drives, external hard drives, USB flash drives, memory cards, etc. The all-in-one software supports data recovery on macOS Mojave/High Sierra/Sierra and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Solution 1: If you have only one unbootable Mac computer

If you don't have another Mac computer, you can recover photos from this dead MacBook Pro by running iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery bootable media from iBoysoft Server.

Soluiton 2: If you have two Mac computers

You can create a bootable drive on the spare Mac as following steps and then recover lost photos from this crashed MacBook Pro.

Step 1: Download and launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on another Mac computer.

Step 2: Click iBoysoft Data Recovery on the left top menu bar and select "Create Boot Drive".

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 3: Insert a usable USB drive into the spare Mac computer.

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 4: Follow the wizard to create a bootable drive.

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 5: After finishing creating the bootable drive, please insert iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery bootable USB drive into the dead Mac computer, and then press the Power button and Option key (⌥) to start the computer up.

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 6: Select iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery from the boot options.

Step 7: Follow the wizard to scan for all photos and files on this MacBook Pro.

Step 8: Preview the photos to ensure their integrity. You can quickly locate the photos you want to recover according to the file path, type and time in the left sidebar.

Step 9: Choose the photos and files you want to recover, click "Recover".

Sincerely hope you can find all your beautiful moments of your life with the assistance of iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery. If you recovered your photos from the dead MacBook Pro successfully, then you can learn how to fix this unbootable Mac to make this MacBook Pro work normally again.

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