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GIF Recovery - How to Recover Deleted GIF Images on Computer

“Hi, I accidentally delete a folder on my computer. All my GIF photos are in that folder. I have checked the Recycle Bin on my laptop and it was not there. Is there any way to recover permanently deleted GIF images from computer? I am a forum admin, the GIF images are really important for me. Thanks a lot!”
Asked by Johnson

I received Johnson’s email last Sunday and replied him right away with simple steps about recovering deleted GIF images from computer. He successfully get back them after few hours. So I think it will be great if I share this easy way to all of you who want to retrieve deleted or lost GIF images from PC or external hard drive. If you want to know how to do that, read this article carefully and follow all the steps below, you can easily restore all the lost and deleted GIF photos.

If you lose the GIF images from Android phone’s SD card, you can also get back them with this article. You just need to connect your phone or SD card to computer with card reader.

To recover GIF images from PC/external hard drive/memory card, you need to use Data Recovery program. It can scan your hard drive and memory card deeply to find the deleted or lost GIF photos easily. You can preview them before recovering.

Step 1. Run GIF Recovery Program

Free download, install and run GIF Recovery program on your computer. If you want to recover GIF images from computer, you need to install this recovery program on a different drive from the one you want to scan and recover GIF photos.


Step 2. Scan and Find Deleted/Lost GIFs

On the top of the interface, you are allowed to select the file types you want to scan and find. Then you can select where you need to find and recover deleted GIFs from. After that, click “Scan” button on the interface, this program will begin to scan your hard drive to find the deleted GIFs for you.

scan result

1. If you want to recover GIFs from external hard drive or memory card, you need to connect them to your computer and the select them under the “Removable Drives” section on the interface.
2. If you can’t find the deleted GIFs you want to recover after the first time scanning, you can try again. The second time scanning, is a Deep Mode scan. So you can find more results after scanning. You will find the GIF images you want easily.

Step 3. Preview and Recover Deleted GIFs

After scanning, all the deleted photos will be listed on the interface. You can find the deleted and lost GIFs easily with the help of the data menu on the left side. Select the gif photos you want to get back and preview them to check. After selecting all the GIFs you want to get back, click “Recover” button. This GIF Recovery program will recover all the selected GIF photos on PC.


It’s really easy to recover deleted GIFs on PC and external hard drive. But you need to stop using your computer or external HDD after losing GIF images. That is because the new data will overwrite the spaces where keeps the deleted and lost gif photos on your PC and HDD. So it’s better to stop using your computer if you want to get back the deleted gifs.