In this digital era, we take and store hundreds of photos every year. Organizing and storing your precious memories is a challenging task. And it is not uncommon to lose the memories due to some human error or technical issues.
Windows never delete any files from storage media permanently unless it is overwritten. Even when you press SHIFT+DELETE the photos or other file remains at its original place. The only thing Windows does is remove the file from its database and mark the space occupied by the file as available for new data.
So key to retrieve the photos is to stop using the computer as soon as you realize that you have lost photos. And you should immediately attempt the photo recovery using below-mentioned methods.
Check the recycle bin first. If you have not pressed SHIFT+DELETE the photos will be still in the recycle folder. Right click the photos and press RESTORE.
You can recover photos in Windows if you have setup a backup.
Steps to recover photos from Windows back up:
1. Press Windows button and click on “Control Panel”
2. Select System and Security > Backup and Restore > Restore my files.
3. Browse the folders where you had stored the photos previously.
4. You can restore the photos saved before the last backup time.
If you are unable to retrieve the photos using the above methods use the reliable photo recovery software.
We recommend you easy to use and efficient iSkysoft photo recovery software. This software scans the hard drive and restores the deleted photos with a very high success rate.
Step 1: Select a recovery mode
Download the iSkysoft Data Recovery software to your computer. Install the software and run the program. For recovering deleted photos select "Deleted Files Recovery" mode.
Step 2: Select the disk to start scanning
Select the drive from which you want to restore your photos. Then click the “Start” button.
Step 3: Scan for files
The scanning process will finish a scan in a few seconds.
Step 4: Preview recoverable files
Select the photos that you want to recover and click "Recover" to move ahead.
In case you are not able to recover your files using Data Recovery Mode, select "All-Around Recovery" mode which scans in-depth and recovers more data.
Keep yourself updated for storing and preventing photos and files. Go ahead and educate yourself on how to recover your photos under serious data loss scenarios. Feel free to contact us for more information and tips.