[Solved] How to Recover Lost or Deleted Photos in 2 Ways

How to Recover Deleted/Lost Pictures in 2 Ways

How do I retrieve lost photos? The question might haunt many of you. Read through the article and learn how to recover lost photos in 2 ways, especially the photo recovery software solution.

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Dec 31, 2020 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Solutions • Proven solutions


How do I recover permanently deleted pictures?

I wanted to restore some deleted images in the computer recycle bin, but somehow I emptied it. Is it possible to retrieve the photos? Could anyone tell me how I can recover deleted pictures without having the files backed up?

Can a deleted photo be recovered?

There is a misconception among people that once pictures get deleted/formatted/lost, they are lost forever. It is wrong. When you delete or format pictures, those lost pictures are not erased permanently. They are still stored on the computer or the device where they were located before. Can I get permanently deleted photos back? As long as the pictures are not overwritten, it is possible to recover deleted pictures. In this post, the 2 solutions about how to recover lost or deleted photos are introduced. Read a little further and get the desired results here.

Part 1. How to Retrieve Deleted Photos from Recycle Bin

Recycle bin recovery can be the first option. Generally speaking, when a picture is deleted by clicking the delete button, you can find the deleted image in the recycle bin. Just retrieve the deleted picture in 4 steps as follows.

retrieve pictures from recycle bin

But just like the case, some of us remove all the files or empty the recycle bin, which will come to the result: the photos are lost permanently. How do I recover permanently deleted files without any backup? Picture recovery software must help you.

retrieve pictures from empty recycle bin

Part 2. Pre-Steps Before Full Pic Recovery

To facilitate the successful picture recovery, you should consider the following pre-steps.

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  • Immediately stop using the disk or device which contains the deleted/formatted/lost pictures.
  • DO NOT write or save any new data on the disk or device.
  • Search for a reliable and read-only digital picture recovery software.

What is the best software for recovering deleted photos?

When searching for the best photo recovery utility, you can get a tremendous amount of information. To handpick the most suitable one, you need to take the following factors into account.

  • Safety First:

The photo recovery software should be read-only and non-destructive. No damage to your pictures. Keep all your pics safe and private.

  • Storage Device:

The digital picture recovery software should support the pic recovery from the disk or devices where you lost your photos, such as the computer, external hard drive, mobile phone, digital camera, USB drive, Memory Stick, etc.

  • Picture Loss Scenario:

Picture loss can happen due to format, deletion, virus inflection, system corruption, power failure, and other situations. Check if the photo recovery software you select supports all the picture loss scenarios.

  • Preview Thumbnail:

Check if it allows you to preview pictures before pic recovery. The preview of lost pictures tells you whether the software can find back your lost photos.

Part 3. How to Retrieve Photos in Windows 10/8/7 with Recoverit

Recoverit Photo Recovery is one of the best picture recovery software that matches all conditions above, reliable and safe. You can also find back lost videos and audio files with the pic recovery software.

How do Recoverit works? The read-only picture retriever uses advanced data protection, scanning, and searching for technology to read, track, and mark your lost files. Recoverit pieces up all the marked data together and show you the resulting menu. It is capable of scanning the whole computer or the specified path and restoring data more precisely.

Free download, install and launch the image recovery software for Windows / Mac just according to your operating system.

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Guide: How to Recover Lost/Deleted Photos

Free download Recoverit for Windows, and then follow the next simple steps to perform lost or deleted pictures recovery.

Mac users can free download and install Recoverit Data Recovery for Mac to retrieve lost photos on Mac computer.
DO NOT install Recoverit data recovery software to the same partition where you lost data for avoiding overwriting original data.

Step 1. Select a Partition or Drive

To recover deleted or lost pictures, select the location where you lost your files and click "Start" to scan lost pictures.

If you have emptied the recycle bin and lost photos, please choose it as the target drive.

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Step 2. Scan the Selected Hard Drive

The file recovery software automatically initiates an all-around scan on the hard drive you select for your lost pictures.

If you are doing the recycle bin image recovery, we offer another scanning mode for you. You can turn to the deep scan mode and will get more results from the emptied bin.

deep scan lost photos

Step 3. Preview and Recover Deleted Pictures

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After the pic recovery, we highly advise you to select another directory that is different from the source one, in case it would eventually overwrite the source data.

Wrap it up

Getting back lost photos can be done simply in 3 ways - Recycle binFile Backup, and Recoverit. BUT! If you write new files or destroy the hard drive, it would be less possible to retrieve pictures. So stop doing further operations in the hard drive where photo loss occurred.

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