How to Recover Deleted Photos using Photo Recovery Software?

"I permanently deleted my photos folder from my recycle bin. I have used freeware software to recover files, but results were inconclusive. What are the chances that I can actually recover more with your software?"

First of all let me clear you that just by deleting the photos folder from recycle bin, they are not been permanently erased from your drive. They still exist on the drive and are recoverable unless and until you have not overwritten the deleted photos by saving new data.

Is it possible to recover deleted recycle bin files?

Yes, it is possible to recover deleted recycle bin files. When you delete a photo / file and then empty your recycle bin, many of us think the file is permanently gone. But that’s not true.

What exactly happens when you delete a file and further empty the recycle bin?

In Windows Operating systems, simple deletion of a file or even following that up by emptying the “recycle bin” doesn’t necessarily make the information irretrievable.

Those commands generally delete a file’s name from the directory, so it won’t show up when the files are listed. But the information itself can still exist until it is overwritten by new files.

So, if you have not permanently erased your hard drive with some Data Eraser tool, it is not hard to undelete photos.

How to recover photos?

The only data recovery software you will ever need to recover your deleted photos is Image files restoration program. This software successfully recovers deleted photos emptied from the Windows Recycle Bin, or lost due to the format of a hard drive, iPod, Memory Card, SD Card, Flash drives, virus infection, and unexpected system shutdown or software failure. Software ensures absolute recovery of lost or deleted photos, images, videos and graphics from all popular storage devices like hard disk drive, iPod, Memory Card, SD Card, Flash drives etc. Moreover, you can easily use this software for retrieving SD memory card video files.

Software is most reliable and has easy to use interface that allows any non technical person to easily recover their lost / deleted photos easily. Chances of recovering the deleted photos using Picture Recovery software are more compared to any freeware software.

See your deleted photos before you purchase!

Trial version of the software is available for FREE which allows you to find the deleted files and preview them. In order to restore and save the files to your disk you will need to purchase the software.

Precautions to be taken after accidental deletion of files:

  1. Immediately switch off the computer.
  2. Do not try to save any files or allow any other application write data to the partition on which you are looking to perform recycle bin recovery.
  3. Do not even boot the system, as Windows creates and updates many files at the time of system startup. Files deleted from the desktop or files residing in Documents & Settings and Windows folders are more prone to being overwritten by the operating system.
  4. Finally, connect the drive you wish to recover files from to another system and then install Picture Recovery software to that same independent system. Then scan the partition from which you want to recover emptied recycle bin files.

Recovering Photos using Picture Recovery software

Picture Recovery software is compatible with almost all versions of Windows and employs advanced disk scanning technology to completely scan and restore lost/deleted pictures, videos and other media files with only few steps.

Step 1: Install Picture Recovery software and run the application either from the desktop or from Programs menu. Program main Window of Picture Recovery software is displayed.

Select file types to recover photos, music & videos

Figure a: Select Recover Photos

Step 2: Select the drive from which you need to recover the deleted photos and click Next.

Select file types to recover photos, music & videos

Figure b: Select the storage device

Step 3: Click “Next”, the program will begin scanning your device. A few minutes later, it will list all of the found files and classify them with file formats as shown in Figure c.

List of recovered files & folders

Figure c: Found files displayed in tree format

Step 4: Once the scanning progress is complete, you can preview the data  as shown in Figure d and choose to save data you wish to recover or click Root folder to select all the data. As you click Save button, a window to select destination location is displayed.

Select drive location to Restore photos

Figure d: Preview

Important Note:

  • You can preview the file before recovery using “Preview” option. To preview the file, double click on the file whose preview is to be seen. This will show the preview of the file before you could recover it.
  • Save Scan Information feature helps to re-load recovered data tree from previous scan, this features comes in handy when you are evaluating the trial version. The save scan information can be used with full version to recover data without rescanning the drive again.

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