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Practical ways to recover deleted photos from Computer and Memory Card

It is not an uncommon situation for a lot of us to end up with and that is accidentally deleting our favourite set of photos from our computer and memory card; we all have done it at one time or the other. It is literally heart breaking to see all those favourite moments of your life being devoured upon right in front of your eyes and that too gone forever in an instant, with just a click of a button called ‘Delete’. Sad, isn’t it?

Well, not exactly as there are many ways you can still recover those precious photos of yours. If you don’t know this already, we are going to share this secret with you. So, cheer up!

Part 1 How to recover deleted photos on PC

If you have just deleted your photos, it is most likely that they have been moved to the Recycle Bin of your computer. And, in case you have emptied the Recycle Bin as well then also there is a way to recover those photos, let us explain these to you in easy steps.

• Recycle Bin not emptied yet - How to recover the deleted photos from Recycle Bin

Step 1:

If you have accidentally deleted the photos, before you do anything, go to your desktop find the icon for Recycle Bin (as seen on the extreme top right of this screenshot).

Practical ways to recover deleted photos from Computer and Memory Card

Step 2:

Once you have found, take the cursor to the Recycle Bin icon and click on it to open it. You should now see the images that you had deleted here in the Recycle Bin folder.

Practical ways to recover deleted photos from Computer and Memory Card

Step 3:

Now, either press on the button that says ‘Restore all items’ on the top as shown in the screenshot to restore all the files in the Recycle Bin. If you want to restore only a particular set of photos, then you can do a right click on those photos individually and then click on the option ‘Restore’.

Practical ways to recover deleted photos from Computer and Memory Card

• Recycle Bin emptied, then use Wondershare Data Recovery to scan and recover

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Step 1:

Install the Wondershare Recovery tool at first by clicking here. Then launch the software and select the option of ‘Lost File Recovery’ to begin.

Practical ways to recover deleted photos from Computer and Memory Card

Step 2:

Now the next screen should display all your computer drives. Select the one that you had deleted the files from and click on the button ‘Start’.

Practical ways to recover deleted photos from Computer and Memory Card

Step 3:

Wondershare Recovery Tool now should begin scanning the drive and in few seconds display the results to you.

Practical ways to recover deleted photos from Computer and Memory Card

Step 4:

In the next screen with the results displayed for preview, by default all the files are selected for you already. Deselect the ones you don’t want to recover and press the button ‘Recover’ to save them to your computer.

Practical ways to recover deleted photos from Computer and Memory Card

Part 2 How to recover deleted photos from Memory Card (or Flash Drive) - use Wondershare Photo recovery to get back the deleted photos

Wondershare Photo Recovery is exceptionally well crafted software that is easy to use and has an interface that will let you recover deleted photos with just a few clicks.

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Step 1:

Click here to download and install Wondershare Photo Recovery on your computer. Launch the software and ensure that your Flash Drive is connected with your computer by selecting any one of the 4 ways as given below in the screenshot. Then press on the button ‘Start’.

Practical ways to recover deleted photos from Computer and Memory Card

Step 2:

Select the drive in which the data was located before you lost it and then click on ‘Scan’.

Practical ways to recover deleted photos from Computer and Memory Card

Step 3:

Once the scanning is done, you should see the results display with all the images listed that you can recover. Select the ones you need by marking the check box in front of them and then hit ‘Recover’.

Practical ways to recover deleted photos from Computer and Memory Card

Step 4:

Now, you should get an option to select the path where you would like the recovered images to be saved. Make sure that you select another location and not the same drive from which you had lost the images at the first place and hit ‘Recover’ again.

Practical ways to recover deleted photos from Computer and Memory Card

Part 3 Some tips for restoring deleted photos and keeping the photos safe

  • If you have deleted the photos accidentally then you must immediately stop any further damage by not continuing to save any new files in the same drive.
  • Let Wondershare Photo Recovery scan complete fully before you do anything else for better results.
  • Use the option of ‘Save Scan’ to save your scan results and use them for continuous photo recovery whenever you need, without having to rescan.
  • Last but not the least, keep your photos safe by backing them up in another drive or something and take care before you delete them.

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