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Honor Student
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Message 1 of 14 (98,897 Views)

How do I retrieve deleted photos?

I have inadvertently deleted all my photos is it possible to get them back?

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Message 2 of 14 (98,892 Views)

Re: How do I retrieve deleted photos?



Have you checked the Recycle bin (Right click the Rycle bin, click Open). Hope they are still there and you can use Ctrl+A and Restore them. Otherwise you have to use other way, I can't find any free software to help you.



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Message 3 of 14 (98,860 Views)

Re: How do I retrieve deleted photos?

Hey, even if you have permanently deleted your photos and those are not in recycle bin still no need to worry as you can stll recover your photos but make sure to stop capturing or saving any more photos untill you retrieve your deleted photos.

Download the free version of below mentioned tested software and install it on your system

After that just follow the instructions and you will get the preview of all recoverable photos.


If you are satisfy with preview of the deleted photos then go for full version of the software and restore your photos.

Hope it will help you.

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Member Since: ‎03-19-2012
Message 4 of 14 (98,780 Views)

Re: How do I retrieve deleted photos?

Even though the files bypass the Recycle Bin, they are not permanently deleted; only the allocation information of files gets deleted making the files inaccessible. Actually, they are still present on the hard drive until they are overwritten by new data. 

Therefore, while deleting you need to recheck that the file you want to delete is important to you or not. If you don’t want the file to bypass the Recycle Bin then you need to disable the “delete command that bypass recycle bin” option. You need to take backup of essential data because, if you didn’t find your deleted file in Recycle Bin then you can easily restore it back from backup file.

If you don’t have backup then no need to worry because, Windows file recovery software helps you to recover photos from recycle bin on Windows OS until and unless the data has not been overwritten. So, do not save or copy any new files onto the drive from where you have accidentally deleted the files. FAT16 and FAT32 are the different types of file systems supported by this software.You can even download the free trial version of the recovery tool and evaluate the recovery results. 

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Member Since: ‎04-15-2012
Message 5 of 14 (98,657 Views)

Re: How do I retrieve deleted photos?

This is correct. There are tons of softwares out there that can do this. But it is never a guarrantee. I say 75% you can receover them.


It is best not to save or right anything on the HDD when trying to recover this. 

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Member Since: ‎01-22-2013
Message 6 of 14 (95,189 Views)

Re: How do I retrieve deleted photos?

I used

Suggested by some one in this forum it worked very well for me. Thanks

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Member Since: ‎04-28-2013
Message 7 of 14 (90,812 Views)

Re: How do I retrieve deleted photos?

Check your recyle bin first. If it is not there, don't worry at all. Even after a data such as your photos get deleted from the recycle bin, the hard drive retains them until and unless you save some other data onto it. this process totally overwrites the previous data, hence do not save anything.



There are many third party utilities out there that can help you restore your pictures from recycle bin in Windows 7, Vista, XP or other versions. One program that I would personally suggest you is Stellar photo recovery that is really good and cost effective as well.


You can refer here for more information and getting the software:



Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎05-29-2013
Message 8 of 14 (89,094 Views)

Re: How do I retrieve deleted photos?

I accidentally deleted some photos from my HP computer and emptied the reyclce bin, now I want to recover deleted photos, so I was searching for photo recovery solution on google and found this thread. But none of the solution above helped me. I kept trying and got my problem solved. So I guess that I should share my findings here so that more people can benefit.


What I found was the photo recovery guide which tells how to recover deleted files from recycle bin, here's the recycle bin data recovery solution:

Recover files deleted from recycle bin


Hope this helps those who are still looking for the solutions after deleted files from recycle bin.


Honor Student
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Message 9 of 14 (86,211 Views)

Re: How do I retrieve deleted photos?

please help!!!!
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Member Since: ‎07-21-2013
Message 10 of 14 (74,579 Views)

Re: How do I retrieve deleted photos?

Hi Everyone


I deleted my photos on windows 8 and tried everything with no luck.  I then found this step by step guide which worked for me!


Hope it helps you




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