How to Recover Deleted/Lost Pictures

Is it possible to recover lost pictures?

There is a misconception among people that pictures once get deleted/formatted/lost, they are lost forever. Actually, it is wrong. When you accidentally delete/fotmat pictures accidentally or intentionally, those lost pictures are not erased permanently. They are still stored on the computer or the device which they located before. They are just not accessible or visible. As long as the pictures are not overwritten, it is definitely possible to get them back with picture recovery software.

Pro-steps to be considered for a full picture recovery

To enhance the successful picture recovery, you should consider the following pro-steps.

> Immediately stop using the disk or device which contains the deleted/formatted/lost pictures.
> DO NOT write or save any new data on the disk or device.
> Search for a reliable and read-only digital picture recovery software.

How to select the best picture recovery software?

Safety First: The picture recovery software should be read-only and non-destructive. No any damge to your pictures.

Storage Device: The digital picture recovery software should support the recovery from the disk or devices where you lost your photos, such as the computer, external hard drive, mobile phone, digital camera, usb drive, Memory Stick, etc.

Picture Loss Scenario: Picture loss can happen due to format, deletion, virus inflection, system corruption, power failure, and other situations. Check the picture recovery software you selecte supports this.

Preview Thumbnail: Check if it allows you to preview pictures before recovery. Preview tells you whether the picture recovery software can find back your lost photos.

Wondershare Photo Recovery or Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac is one of the best picture software that match all conditions above, reliable and safe. You also can find back lost videos and audio files with them.

Free download, install and launch the picture recovery software for Win/ Mac just according to your operating system.

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Tips: DO NOT install Wondershare Photo Recovery to the same partition where you lost data for avoiding overwriting original data.

How to Recover Pictures with Picture Recovery Software

Here takes Wondershare Photo Recovery for Windows as an example.

Before starting, please select one of the four ways to make sure that the device you want to scan is well connected.

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Step 1. Select a partition or drive where your lost data located

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1. The scanning time depends on which recovery mode is selected.
2. You can "Pause" or "Stop" the scan in mid-process. For best results, you should allow the scan to complete.
3. You have the option to save the previous scan results for continuous photo recovery at any time without rescanning.

Step 2. Preview and recover your photos

Find out the target data that you want to recover. Click 'Recover' to proceed to destination selection interface. Or click "Back" to return to the partition selection interface.

You can preview your images before recovery.
The scan results will be listed according to file formats.
Files can be sorted by name, size, created and modified date.
You can use file filter to search the specific files precisely and quickly.

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Step 3. Select a destination to save the recoverable data.

Select or enter a directory to store the recovered files.

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We highly suggest you select another directory which is different from the source one, in case it would eventually overwrite the source data.

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Jan 14,2016 9:09 am / Posted by Selena Lee to Recover

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