Delete picture recovery

Picture Is Deleted or Lost

With the rapid electron technology development, consumer electronic products are very common used in every walk of life. For instance, we use phone or camera to take photos every day to capture some memories like family meeting, wedding. You've heard the old saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words." It's very true. However, what should we do if these precious photos are deleted or lost due to many subjective or objective reasons? Is it possible to recover deleted or lost pictures? Can we carry out deleted pictures recovery without affecting the original data?

Here, let's see a true example:
I had a rough patch with my girlfriend and I deleted all of my pictures in a fit of rage. Is there a way I can recover these prized photos that were not on my SD? Could I restore to an earlier date. If so, how could I?

In general, when browsing Windows forum, Windows Seven forum, as well as other major forums and portals, I find a great number of people are talking about the deleted pictures recovery issue.

Right here, in today's post, I am going to show you how to effectively recover deleted pictures from many storage devices like computer hard drive, memory card, USB drive, and so on with ease.

Part 1: Recover Deleted Photos from Computer

When it comes to computer hard drive photo recovery, I guess some users will try to restore deleted photos from backup files or Windows Recycle Bin.

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Want to know more details about how to recover deleted pictures from backup files, and how to recover deleted photos from Recycle Bin? Now, our previous post: Look! 4 Solutions to Recover Deleted Photos Windows 7 will tell you more information. Besides, you will find other 2 different solutions to get lost pictures back from computer hard drive by reading this post.

Of course, they are indeed 2 effective solutions for lost pictures recovery. BUT, what should you do if there is no backup file? What should you do if you emptied the Windows Recycle Bin? What should you do if you mistakenly delete photos by pressing Shift button as well as Delete button at the same time?

In this case, I think you will agree with me when I say:
It is REALLY hard to recover deleted pictures from computer hard drive!

As a matter of fact, as long as you turn to a piece of professional data recovery software, you can easily solve the deleted pictures recovery problem. Here, if you don't know which software is the best one for lost photo recovery, you can try using MiniTool Power Data Recovery.

Download the free edition and have a try.

Researched and developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd., MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition is regarded as the best data recovery software for users. It offers 5 different data recovery modules for different situations. Besides, various commonly seen file systems (like NTFS and FAT32) and operating systems (like Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10) can be compatible with all modules of MiniTool Power Data Recovery. What's more, it is a read-only tool. Thus, it can help to recover deleted files without affecting the original data.

Want to know how to carry out deleted pictures recovery with MiniTool Power Data Recovery?

Step-by-Step Guide to Recover Deleted Pictures from Computer Hard Drive

Step 1: You have to firstly download and install MiniTool Power Data Recovery on computer and then launch it to get the following window. After that, select a suitable data recovery module in its main interface.

warning WARNING!!!
Never install the powerful Power Data Recovery on the drive with lost files you want to recover. Otherwise, the original data will be overwritten, and there is no way to recover them.

main interface

In the main interface, you can see 5 different data recovery modules, and each of them is designed to deal with different data loss scenarios. To be specific:
You can tap the first module Undelete Recovery to restore files deleted from Windows Recycle Bin or by using SHIFT+DELETE key. If Undelete Recovery module cannot find your needed lost/deleted files, you can try using Damaged Partition Recovery. In general, with this module, you can recover deleted or lost files as long as the partition exists. However, if you need to restore files after partition loss or deletion, you can try clicking the Lost Partition Recovery feature since it focuses on recovering data from lost/deleted partition. What's better, both local hard drives and removable devices are fully supported. The Digital Media Recovery can quickly recover photos, music, and videos files, while the CD/DVD Recovery feature can only recover files from CD as well as DVD disc.
Here, we take Undelete Recovery for example to show how to recover deleted pictures.

Step 2: Select the target drive which contains lost data and click Scan button to continue.


Step 3: Choose all needed photos, and then click Save button to set a storage path and then press OK to store them. Note: If there are a lot of found files, you can turn to the Filter feature, and then select "*.jpg,*.gif,*.png,*.psd,*.tif" from the drop-down list of By Filename/Extension to filter out needless files.


  • It is recommended to store recovered photos on another drive.
  • Before saving selected photos, you had better preview them as shown below.


When the selected files are recovered completely to the appointed place, a prompt will appear and you can press OK to end, as shown below.

the selected file is recovered completely to appointed place

See! With only three steps, we have successfully recovered lost photos from computer hard drive.

I used this tool to effectively recover Windows 10 deleted photos with ease.

Note: The Free edition of Power Data Recovery can only recover 1GB data for free. If you have selected more than1GB data, you will receive the following warning:
File Saving Limit:
You have reached the file saving limit for the selected files.
File saving limit for Free Edition: 1GB

File Saving Limit

Now, to break the limitation, you need to purchase its paid edition. Here, if you click the following button to get its personal edition to get more lost files back, you can enjoy some discounts.

"With the help of MiniTool Power Data Recovery, I quickly and effectively recover deleted pictures from computer hard drive without bringing any damage to the original data. I hope you can try it to restore lost pictures…"

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If you want to recover deleted photos from Mac computer hard drive, you can remove your hard drive and then connect it to Windows computer as a secondary drive, and then you can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to recover its data. Or, you can turn to another excellent tool – MiniTool Mac Data Recovery to directly restore lost files from Mac hard drive.

Now, I guess you might have a basic understanding of how to recover deleted photos from computer. However, what should you do if you mistakenly deleted files from memory card, or USB drive or other storage devices?

Want to know SD card, USB drive photo recovery?

Part 2: Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card

As we know, computer hard drive is not the only way to store pictures. Some users like taking photos by using phone or camera, and they usually store massive photos on their SD card. However, SD card photos are not safe all the time. And, if you browse social networks like Twitter, forums and Reddit, you will discover that more and more users are talking about SD card photos recovery.
Now, we will show how to recover deleted photos from SD card.

As a green, simple and professional data recovery software developed by famous software development company, MiniTool Power Data Recovery not only can recover deleted files from computer hard drive but also can restore files from SD card, USB flash drive and other removable storage devices.

Firstly, connect your SD card to computer, and then launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery. Then, select a suitable data recovery module like Damaged Partition Recovery to restore deleted pictures.

After that, select the SD card and then click Full Scan button. Note: in this window, you can click Settings to specify needed file types as well as file systems. For instance, you only want to recover pictures, you can select Graphics & Picture.

full scan

Finally, select all needed photos and click Save button to store them on a safe place.

damaged save

For more details about SD card pictures recovery, please watch the following video.

After all operations are done, we have successfully recovered lost photos from memory card with ease.

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Note: here, to recover files from memory card, you not only can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery, but also can try another new software - MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android Free, for this software offers an excellent feature, namely, Recover from SD-Card to recover lost and deleted pictures.

Summary With MiniTool Power Data Recovery, we can effectively and quickly recover deleted pictures from Windows computer hard drive and memory card, USB drive and other storage devices. However, what if we mistakenly delete photos from our iPhone or Android Smart Phones and Tablets? Can we recover deleted photos from iPhone? Can we recover deleted photos from Android Phone?

Part 3: Recover Photos from iPhones or Android Phones

Today, almost everyone has one phone (neither iPhone nor Android Phone), and most of us will store some photos on our phones. However, phone data loss is inescapable; it comes to everyone.
Fortunately, MiniTool Solution Ltd. has released excellent MiniTool Mobile Recovery tools to help users get out of data loss troubles. To be specific:

MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android free is an easy-to-use Android data recovery program. It provides 2 recovery modules (recover from phone and recover from SD-Card) to recover lost, deleted and corrupted data from multiple Android Phones/Tablets and SD cards regardless of the reasons for data loss. This tool not only can recover Text data (Messages, Contacts, Call History, WhatsApp, and document data) but also can recover Media data (Photos, APP Photos, Videos, Audios, and WhatsApp Attachments).

MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS, simple and free iPhone data recovery tool, can recover messages, photos, videos and other iOS data from iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

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What We Learned

After reading the above 3 parts, I think you might have a basic understanding of how to effectively get deleted pictures back.

In a word, if you want to restore deleted or lost photos from computer hard drive, memory card, USB drive or other storage devices, you can try using MiniTool Power Data Recovery. And, with this freeware, you not only can recover deleted pictures, but also can restore files from damaged, lost, RAW partition. As a matter of fact, as long as the lost files are not overwritten by new data, and the data loss is not caused by hardware failure, you can try using the MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition to retrieve lost pictures, videos, music and other data without bringing any damage to the original data. What's more, its free edition can help users recover 1GB data without paying even a cent.

Now, it's your turn to recover deleted pictures!

Should you have any questions about deleted pictures recovery by using MiniTool Power Data Recovery or suggestions about deleted/lost photos recovery, you can leave them on the following comment or directly email us via Thanks in advance!

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