Photo is one of the important kinds of files on computer and I believe every computer saves lots of precious pictures, especially for designers and photographers. As time goes by, your computer would run slow and own less and less space to save new files. You may clean up your Windows computer with deleting files, including photos. Since the names of pictures are usually similar and only one or two characters are different, mistakenly deleting often occurs. At that time, what you need urgently is to recover the deleted photos from computer, but how to find out the missing data?
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First, make sure whether you lost the photos that you need and where they are saved.
Find the ideal photos on your laptop or desktop again to make sure whether the pictures are deleted. Then, remember which disk saved the deleted images before since this will help you go to the recovery process. If you’re uncertain about the formats of missing photos, it is not a problem influencing the recovery because most formats of the image are supported:
PNG, JPG, TIFF, TIF, BMP, GIF, PSD, RAW, CRW, ARWCR2, NEF, ORF, RAF, SR2, MRW, DCR, DNG, ERF, AI, XCF, DWG, X3F, etc.
Second, stop to use your Windows computer, especially download and install apps, stream music, etc. on the hard disk drive in which the lost data was stored. We may not know too much about the rules of keeping data on Windows OS. The deleted data actually is not removed completely from the computer at first and they are just hidden in some place of the hard drive. Once you continue to use the device and input the new data, the space saving the deleted data will be overwritten by those newly-input data, even installing an app, creating a document, etc.
Third, check and recover deleted photos from Recycle Bin. There is no doubt that Recycle Bin is the first way you would try to find the lost pictures. Just double click the trash bin icon on the desktop and find what you want in it. If there are lots of things in your Recycle Bin, you can use the search box and type the name of the photo to locate it. When you get it luckily, right click on the photo and restore it to the original place. Please note that the images won’t be found on the Recycle Bin when they are removed from memory card, USB flash drive or smartphones.
Tips: As you deleted the image just now and you didn’t do anything else, you can use Undo command - press “Ctrl+Z” to get the deleted files back to the original place.
Finally (Significantly), find a photo recovery software to undelete pictures. FonePaw Data Recovery (opens new window) plays an important role in managing the deleted pictures on Windows since it is compatible with recovery from hard drive, memory card, USB flash drive, digital camera, and more. Don’t hesitate! Search Google and get FonePaw Data Recovery, one of the top data recovery wizard, on your computer. Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows XP are supported.
# Steps to Use the Best Photo Recovery Software
1. Launch FonePaw Data Recovery on the Desktop.
When you view the homepage of the program, it lists the file types and hard disk drives for you to select. If you tend to recover the files from the removable drives, like the SD Card, it is in need to connect it to computer and choose it to scan.
2. Select "Image" to Go on Scanning.
After you check the box of image and select the hard drive, the program will go into scanning. It will go with "Quick Scan" automatically and it runs so fast.
NOTE: Deep Scan allows you to move further step to access the computer’s data, which will take a little long time but it can find more files.
3. Check the Scanned Results.
All the results are shown in two categories: Type List and Path List.
In the type list, you can view all formats of the pictures, e.g: BMP, GIF, PNG,JPG, and more.
In the path list, the files are displayed according to their paths.
You can enter the name or path on the search bar to filter the images. Just double clicks on the image and you can preview it.
4. Successfully Recover the Deleted Photos.
As the ideal images are found, choose them and click "Recover" button to retrieve .png/.jpg back to the computer. You can restore the lost photos on Windows PC and transfer them anywhere as you like.
Although there is not only one way conducive to recovering deleted photos on PC, FonePaw Data Recovery is easy to use in photo recovery case. It is needed to develop the awareness of data backup. No matter the data on computer or smartphone, backup files regularly can save yourself a load of troubles.