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How to Recover Deleted Photos in Windows 8

Taking photos has become the commonest way for people to keep memories for happy time like birthday, family time, wedding, babies' growth, and more. It's very convenient to save lots of photos in one place on your computer. Well, it's also pretty easy to lose them by mistaken deletion or other reasons. When this happens to you, what should you do to rescue them, especially when you're running Windows 8 on your computer? Don't worry. If you're the unlucky one, you're at the right place. Next, we'll discuss how can you recover photos in Windows 8 with detailed steps.

How to perform photo recovery in Windows 8

If you've emptied Recycle Bin after you deleted those photos on your computer, or you just deleted them bypass Recycle Bin, the way to restore them from Recycle Bin is a dead end. You need a third-party photo recovery tool to help you retrieve lost photos from Windows 8. Thus the program should be compatible with Windows 8. Don't have one? Here is my recommendation: Wondershare Photo Recovery, which works perfectly with Windows 8 and allows you to recover lost photos in Windows 8 with 3 clicks.

Before getting started, don't save any new data on the partition where you just lost your photos, including download or install any programs, to avoid overwriting your lost photos.

Download the free trial version of this Windows 8 photo recovery tool below to have a try first.

Wondershare Photo Recovery

Wondershare Photo Recovery

  • Recover all videos&audios files and images from your camera, camcorder, memory card, usb flash drives and hard drive quickly and safely.
  • Deep scan Mode allows you to find and recover the lost files more completely than any other data recovery software
  • User-friendly interface and easy-to-use features
  • Preview before recovery allows you to do a selective recovery
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X (Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 und 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 Yosemite) auf iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro usw.
 

Step 1. Launch the Windows 8 photo recovery software

After downloading and installing the photo recovery software for Windows 8, launch it on your computer, and you'll get the primary window as follow. Click "Start" to begin the photo recovery in Windows 8.

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Step 2. Choose the partition and scan

Here, all partitions on your computer will be listed. Choose the one where your lost photos were saved before and click "Scan" to scan it for those lost photos.

By the way, not only photos, this software also can recover your lost video and audio files. If you don't want to get them, you can refine the scan result by using the "Filter Options" at the right bottom, only choosing photos.

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Step 3. Preview and recover photos from Windows 8

When the scan finished, all photos that can be recovered will be found and displayed in the scan result. You can click to preview them one by one. Then mark those you want and click "Recover" to save them all on your computer with one click.

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Tips:
If you also want to recover documents more than videos, photos and audio files, such as Office documents, PDF files, Archives, Emails, etc. from computer or other devices, you need to choose the higher version: Wondershare Data Recovery, which does more than the Photo Recovery.

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