JPEG Recovery – How Do I Recover JPEG Photos

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JPEG Picture Loss!!!

Need Help! I took a lot of JPEG photos. However, I deleted them by mistake? Now, what should I do? Can I recover deleted photos? What's more, is it possible to carry out JPEG recovery without affecting the original data?

Now, in today's post, I am going to show you how to quickly and effectively recover JPEG photos.

Jpeg, short for Joint Photographic Experts Group, is a format supporting compressed bitmap of 8-bit and 24-bit color, a very popular graphic file format and suitable for transmission on the internet and its suffix name is ".jpg" or ".jpeg". For users who like to shoot, pictures with this JPEG format are common. No matter shot with cell phone or camera, the picture is with JPEG format generally. So pictures of JPEG format are widely used.

Along with the widespread of JPEG pictures, the phenomenon of JPEG picture losses takes place more and more frequently, and JPEG photo loss is inevitable. No matter in cell phone, digital camera or computer, many factors will lead to JPEG picture losses. After this situation occurs, every user has the yearning to recover lost JPEG pictures, but most users don't know how to perform JPEG recovery. Actually, along with the constant development of software industry, JPEG recovery is easy to realize as long as we turn to data recovery companies or data recovery software.

JPEG Recovery Solution

Data Recovery Companies

If you are busy and have lots of work to do, you can ask data recovery companies for help. Turning to data recovery companies is indeed an effective method for lost JPEG recovery. However, you have to pay high recovery fees and bear the risk of leaking privacy in the process of file recovery.

JPEG Recovery Software

If you don't want to spend a lot of money recovering pictures, you can try turning to a piece of professional data recovery software supporting JPEG pictures. And Free MiniTool Power Data Recovery which is equipped with a special module earmarked for digital media recovery is suggested. The module "Digital Media Recovery" enables users to recover JPEG pictures quickly. Besides, this professional Power Data Recovery is an easy-to-use as well as read-only tool. Thus, even a new user can easily use it to recover lost photo without affecting the original data. What's more, this simple and professional JPEG recovery software can recover photos from many storage devices including computer hard drive, memory card, USB flash drive, and so on. For instance, you can read our previous post "How To Recover Deleted Photos From SD Card Quickly" to know more information about this professional data recovery software as well as its powerful functions.

Watch the following video to know more details about Digital Media Recovery.

If you still have some doubts about the powerful functions of MiniTool Power Data Recovery, let's see how to recover JPEG pictures with this professional data recovery software.

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How Do I Recover JPEG Photo without Damaging Original Data

First of all, download the free edition of MiniTool Power Data Recovery, and then install it on computer according to prompts. After that, launch it to get its main interface as follows.

WARNING!!! Do not install it on the drive containing lost data and remember the golden rule of data recovery: never change anything on this device!

digital media recovery

Now, select the Digital Media Recovery in the main interface of Power Data Recovery to recover JPEG photos for this module is specially designed to recover photo, music and video files from various digital media storage devices. For example, flash drive, mp3 player, digital camera, hard drive, and SmartMedia, etc.

Entering the module, we can see all disks in the computer and all partition distribution information, as shown below. At this time, select the partition where JPEG pictures have been lost and click "Full Scan" button to scan lost media files.

full scan drive

Tip: If the partitions are not found on the list, please choose the "Lost Partition Recovery" module. For more details, please see the next part: How to Carry out JPEG Recovery after Partition Loss.


1. In this window, we can make use of the Settings feature. To be specific, since we only want to recover JPEG photos, we can click Settings, and then only choose JPEG Camera file (*.jpg) as well as JPEG Graphics file (*.jpg), and finally click OK button, as shown below. After that, full scan the target drive.


2. Here, in this window, we can see the "Previous Scan Result of" graphic option. In general, once we have performed a scan with the "Digital Media Recovery" "Lost Partition Recovery", and "Damaged Partition Recovery, the Power Data Recovery will automatically save the searching results. Then we can select it and click Load Result to directly load the scan result. This design helps save plenty of time. HOWEVER, MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition does not support loading previous results as shown below.

load result

To get this support, we should purchase the personal license or more advanced licenses. (Here, I guess you might be interested in this post: Compare the license type of MiniTool Power Data Recovery.)

Finally, preview all photos, check needed photos, and then click Save button which is located at the lower right corner to store needed JPEG photos. It should be noticed that we had better not save the selected pictures to the original partition so as to prevent data from being overwritten.



Thus, all work has been done.

Note: sometimes, if we click Save button, we may receive an error message: You have reached the file saving limit for the select files. File saving limit for Free Edition: 1GB. (picture below)

1 gb limitation

Here, since the free edition of MiniTool Power Data Recovery has 1 GB data restoration limit, we need to upgrade the copy of Power Data Recovery to save the unlimited data.

How to Carry out JPEG Recovery after Partition Loss

Sometimes, if the partition containing JPEG photos is mistakenly deleted, you can try Lost Partition Recovery instead of the Digital Media Recovery feature to recover lost data. Here's how to recover lost JPEG pictures from lost/deleted partition with ease.

Step 1. Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery and then select Lost Partition Recovery in the main interface.

lost partition recovery

Step 2. Select deleted hard drive (both internal and external hard drive will be displayed here) and then click "Full Scan" button to scan the whole drive. If our needed drive doesn't appear, please click "Refresh" button to continue.

full scan deleted partition

Step 3. Choose all needed files, and then click Save button to store them in a safe place.

savefiles from lost partition

Warm prompt

Here in this window, if we want to quickly find desired files from plenty of found data, we can try the following 2 useful features.

If we are looking for files with a specific name, we are able to enter a character string in the textbox of "File Name" to find files by name, either with or without ticking "Match Case" or "Match Word". Then, MiniTool Power Data Recovery will guide us to find files by name.

file name

However, as we know, this way doesn't work in most cases for the name of lost file has been changed. At this time, we can make use of another excellent feature – Filter. For instance, since we only want to recover deleted photos, we can choose "*.jpg,*.gif,*.png,*.psd,*.tif" from the drop-down list of By Filename/Extension to filter out "*.doc, *.zip, *.wav" or other types of files, as shown below.


Overview of MiniTool Power Data Recovery

See! With MiniTool Power Data Recovery, we can easily and quickly recover lost photos without bringing any damage to the original data. In general, in addition to digital media recovery as well as lost partition recovery, this easy-to-use JPEG recovery software also offers other excellent features to recover lost JPEG photos as well as other data. To be specific,

  • Undelete Recovery helps recover files deleted from Windows Recycle Bin or by using SHIFT+DELETE keys.
  • Damaged Partition Recovery is designed to recover data from logically damaged, formatted and RAW partitions. In general, lost files could be recovered by using this module as long as the partition exists. (Here, you can read this post Recover Data from RAW File System, RAW Partition and RAW Drive Efficiently to know more details about this powerful function.)
  • CD/DVD Recovery module is able to recover data from all CD and DVD disc types (CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, and DVD-RW), and from quick formatted raw disks.

Here, from the above simple introduction, we can see MiniTool Power Data Recovery is a wise choice for us to recover lost data including photos (JPG/JPEG, TIFF/TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD, CRW, CR2, NEF, ORF, RAF, SR2, MRW, DCR , WMF, DNG, ERF, RAW, SWF, SVG etc.), videos, documents, audios and emails. In general, as long as the file loss is not caused by hardware failure, and lost file is not overwritten by new data, we can recover them by using this professional and read-only powerful data recovery software. What's more, this tool supports various operating systems including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 (R2), and Windows Server 2012.


If you need to recover lost JPEG photos from Mac OS X, you can try MiniTool Mac Data Recovery. As a piece of fast, safe and easy-to-use Mac data recovery software, it helps users recover files like photos, music, videos, emails, and documents from Mac or other devices with only 3 steps.

Step 1: Select right recovery module in the main interface.
Step 2: Select disk or partition to scan.
Step 3: Preview and save lost files.

Here, it's your turn to recover JPEG pictures by using MiniTool Mac Data Recovery.

Backup JPEG Photos

Now that we have explained how to recover lost JPEG photos, the next step is to prevent this situation happening again. Here, to achieve this aim, we recommend using MiniTool Partition Wizard to back up all needed photos and other data in advance. Thus, if our data loss is caused by various objective or subjective factors, we can easily and quickly get them back from backup files for free.

Want to know how to back up data? Now, click this post – copy disk – to know more details!

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Bottom Line

Now, it's you turn to recover lost or deleted JPEG photos! Here, you can try MiniTool Power Data Recovery because of its high security, powerful function, and simple operations. Download the free JPEG recovery software and have a try.

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