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How to Recover Deleted Photos from Computer

“I accidentally deleted all my son’s photos last night along with some useless document files from my laptop. The photos are really important for me and our family. There are more than 1000 photos recording all the important moments from his born to now. How to recover my deleted photos from my computer. My computer is running Windows 10. Thank you very much.”
Asked by Julie

Every time I read this kind of email asking for help, I feel very sorry for them. But I am very happy that most of our readers can get back the deleted photos following our guide. It’s true. Because the deleted or lost photos from your computer are still on your hard drive until the new data overwrites the space where saves them. Before that, you can use a professional photo recovery program to scan your computer and find the deleted photos easily. It allows you to recover deleted photos from computer after previewing. To avoid overwriting, you'd better stop using your computer after losing or accidentally delete photos from it.

Data Recovery is the best choice for you to use it as a photo recovery program. It can scan your computer deeply to find the deleted photos and other files on it. It can help you to find any deleted photos with different format, including PNG, JPG, TIFF, TIF, BMP, FIG, PSD, RAW, CRW, ARWCR2, NEF, ORF, RAF, SR2, MRW, DCR, DNG, ERF, AI, XCF, DWG, X3F, etc.

Step 1. Install Photo Recovery

Free download, install and run this Photo Recovery program on your computer. You need to install it on a different hard drive from which you deleted your photos from. This can avoid data overwriting. This is really important, please do that as we told you above.


Step 2. Scan Computer to Find Deleted Photos

On the interface, you need to select “Images” at the first section and then select the drive where you want to recover your deleted photos from. Click “Scan” button, this program will begin to scan your computer quickly and find the deleted photos for you. The first time is a quick scan, which means it scans your computer fast. But the result is not as much as possible. So if you can’t find the photos you need, you can try another time. This time, the program will do a deep scan for your computer and find all the deleted photos for you.

scan result

Step 3. Recover Deleted Photos from Computer

After scanning, you will see a data menu on the left side, you can use it to find the photos you want to get back easily. You are allowed to preview any of the deleted photos and select the ones you want to recover. Click “Recover” button, this photo recovery will get back all the selected photos from your PC.

recover success

Before using this photo recovery program, you’d better first to try find the deleted photos from your Recycle Bin on your computer. If you can find them , you can easily restore them from Recycle Bin to computer.