Recovering Deleted Photos from Hard Drive


Wonderful moments of your life (like birthday parties, trip with family or friends, marriage, get together, etc) are captured in form of photos using digital camera. In order to use memory card for capturing new photos usually you will save memory card photos on to back up storage device like hard drive. Hard drive can store any number of pictures but unlike other storage devices it is prone to loss of data which deletes all precious images. It’s really heartbreaking for anyone to lose favorite pictures in front of their eyes. It will be horrible experience if it was the only copy of photos that you ever had, which you have just deleted now due to some mistakes. Don’t get frustrated, it is not possible to create same pictures again but surely you can restore deleted images. Use the best deleted picture recovery software to get back pictures deleted from hard disk at your finger tips. It uses advanced file signature search to identify and recover different photo and RAW image types from hard drive on both Windows and Mac OS. It presents interactive graphical user interface that allows even novice user to carry out picture recovery from hard drive with ease and lets you to preview recovered photos at the end of recovery process. This will help in estimating the performance of deleted photo recovery software.

What happens after deletion of photos from hard disk drive?

When you delete pictures from hard drive they are not actually deleted forever, operating system just labels the space occupied by deleted photos on hard drive as free and reusable for saving new files. Deleted photos remain untouched on hard drive until their file space is overwritten by new files. Therefore you need to stop using your hard drive immediately after losing deleting photos. Adding new files may result in overwriting of deleted photos space on hard disk thus resulting in permanent loss of pictures. Always try to keep secondary back up copy of your important pictures on some external storage drive.

Images may get deleted from hard drive due to any of the below mentioned conditions:

  • Accidentally deleting photos by using Shift+Delete keys to erase some unwanted files on hard drive
  • Improper usage of Cut and Move commands will result in deletion of photos
  • You may also delete photo from Windows Command prompt by mistake
  • Deleted folder containing photos may bypass Windows Recycle Bin when its size exceeds the free space available on Recycle Bin
  • When you delete photo by hitting “Delete” button it will get stored in Recycle Bin. But emptying Recycle Bin without checking for important files will lead to deletion of your favorite pictures.

Why you need to use deleted picture recovery software?

Deleted photo recovery rescues your valuable images that are deleted from hard drive in any of the data loss situation. This competent tool is built with special algorithms that will scan your entire hard drive for searching deleted photos using their unique file extensions. It can even recover photos lost due to formatting, corruption, reformatting and other problems of hard drive. It supports deleted photo recovery on SATA, SCSI and IDE types of hard drives and external hard drives. JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, TIF, BMP and PSD are generic photo formats supported by this software. It recovers digital RAW photos like CR2, CRW, NEF, ARW, SR2, ORF, KDC, RAF, DNG, PEF from modern DSLR cameras. By using this software it is possible to restore deleted videos such as AVI, MP4, MOV, MPEG, MPG, M4V, 3G2, 3GP and RM and audio files like MP3, WAV, MIDI, M4b, AIFF, AIF, RA, and AMR from hard drive.

It has ability to recover around 300 file types like videos, audio files, Microsoft office documents, emails, Zip archives, PDF files and lot more types from hard drive in few minutes. This software can retrieve deleted photos from Olympus digital camera and supports Canon, Nikon, Olympus, FujiFilm, Pentax, Kodak, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and other digital camera brands. You will be able to recover all popular photos, videos and songs from USB drives, flash memory cards, iPods and FireWire Drives through the usage of this software. It works compatibly on Windows Vista, XP, 7, Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems. Deleted picture recovery can be used to execute deleted photo recovery from MacBook Pro and recovers photos on Mac computers having Mac OS X leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion.Click here to read more about MacBook Pro recovery.

Steps to recover deleted photos from hard drive:

Step 1: Download the free demo version of the photo recovery software and install it on your PC. Launch the software by double clicking on the shortcut icon on the desktop. The main window appears with three options, select Recover Photos to start the photo recovery process. From the next display screen choose Recover Deleted Photos option to get back deleted pictures from hard drive as shown in below Figure 1.

Select option

Figure 1 : Select Recover Deleted Photos Option

Step 2: Now the screen displays the identified logical drives. Select the hard drive  drive from which you want to recover deleted photos and then click the Next button to proceed with image recovery process as shown in Figure 2.

Select SD card

Figure 2: Select Hard Drive

Step 3: Select the photo types which you want to recover and click on Next as shown in Figure 3. As soon as you click on Next hard drive scanning process starts.

Select video file types

Figure 3: Select Photo Formats

Step 4: Once the scanning process is completed, the software displays the list of recovered files as shown in Figure 4. They can be viewed in two different types as Data View or File Type View. You can even save the recovered pictures using Save Recovery Session option for further use.

View recovered videos

Figure 4: Recovered Photos from Hard Drive

Step 5: The Preview option allows you to view the recovered images as shown in Figure 5 and this will help you to evaluate the capability of the picture recovery tool. You can save the photos to any preferred location accessible to host Windows OS.

Save video files

Figure 5: Preview Recovered Pictures

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