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GIF Recovery: Recover Deleted GIF Image on PC

By Carrie Murray, Thursday, May 03, 2018

GIF,  short for graphics interchange format, must be one of the most popular image formats around the world because of its widespread support and portability. Combining serveral images into a sigle file, a GIF file display the images in succession to create an animated clip.

GIF Image

Nowadays, people are fond of sharing GIF images on social media. Some of you may have collected a large number of GIF images on PC. However, sometimes they may find their favorite GIF images missing.

  • Mistakenly delete some GIF images from computer or GIFs are corrupted because of hard drive or partition issues;

  • Lose GIF images on SD card on Android phone after the SD card is formatted;

  • GIF images are deleted from other external storage devices like portable hard drive, USB drive, pen drive and so forth;

  • Emptied Recycle Bin.

If you have deleted some needed GIF images and want to get them back, you can follow these tips to recover deleted GIF images on PC.

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Recover Deleted GIF Images on PC

First of all, when you accidentally delete your favorite GIF images on PC, you can go to Recycle Bin, search for the GIF images, right-click on the images and choose to restore. If the Recycle Bin has been emptied or the GIF images are deleted from an external hard drive, USB drive, SD card, you can try FonePaw Data Recovery to retrieve the deleted GIF images.


FonePaw Data Recovery is a free-to-download desktop software, specializing in recovering data on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP. Even if you've emptied the Recycle Bin on the PC, it is able to retrieve the deleted GIF images with a few simple steps.

  • Recover photos from PC, hard drive, USB drive, SD card, including GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF/TIF, PSD, etc.;

  • Restore documents, videos, audio and other files on computer;

  • Provide "Quick Scan" and "Deep Scan" to search for deleted data from various storage devices.

STEP 1. Choose Image as the File Type

If the software is successfully running, you can choose the file types that you need. Since you need to retrieve deleted GIF images, you should choose "Images" option under "Check all file types" section.


STEP 2. Select the Drive with Deleted GIFs

Select the drive that the GIFs are deleted from.

  • To recover GIFs from computer drive, select one of the Hard Disk Drives.

  • To restore GIFs from an external hard drive or USB drive, plug the drive into computer and the software will detect the hard drive and display it on "Removable Drive";

  • To retrieve deleted GIFs from Android SD card, connect it to your PC via a card reader. The SD card will appear as one of the removable drive on the program.

Next, click on "Scan" button.

Connect External Hard Drive to Computer

STEP 3. Scan Hard Drive for Deleted GIFs

FonePaw Data Recovery offers "Quick Scan" and "Deep Scan" mode for users. By default, the software will scan the selected drive under the "Quick Scan" mode. If some GIF images you need are still missing, choose "Deep Scan" to find more contents.

Quick Scan Finished

STEP 4. Recover Selected GIF Images

To locate the deleted GIF images, click Type List, choose Images > GIF folder. You can easily distinguish the deleted GIFs from the existing ones by the recycle bin icon on the left bottom of the deleted images.

Recover Images

Tick checkboxes below the images you would like to recover, after that, click "Recover" button to retrieve all the selected files. What's more, you can type the file name on the search bar to easily find the missing GIF images.

Recover Deleted GIF

With FonePaw Data Recovery, you can easily recover GIF images on PC. Moreover, the software is also supporting document recovery, video recovery, email recovery and so on. When you meet data loss, FonePaw Data Recovery can be the best choice for you.

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