Have you ever lost your Microsoft Paint files due to accidental deletion, system crashes, virus attacks, and more? Do you know how to recover deleted Microsoft Paint files? This article from MiniTool provides you with several useful ways to recover them.
Microsoft Paint is a computer program developed by Microsoft. You can use it to create new picture files as well as edit picture files saved on your computer. But you can also lose these pictures because of the following reasons:
- MS Paint files were accidentally deleted.
- The computer system was attacked by the virus.
- Accidentally formatted the hard drive or emptied the Recycle Bin.
- Permanently deleted files with Shift + Delete key combinations.
- Lost pictures due to a power outage.
After knowing why your Paint files were lost, now you can keep reading to find out how to recover lost MS Paint files in Windows 10.
1. Recover Deleted Microsoft Paint Files From Recycle Bin
The first thing you should do when you lost your MS Paint files is to check the Recycle Bin. You can quickly locate the deleted Paint files according to the deleted date.
Once you have found the deleted MS Paint file, you can select and right-click it to choose Restore .
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2. Recover Deleted Microsoft Paint Files Using Data Recovery Software
If you cannot find lost MS Paint files in the Recycle Bin, you can use the professional data recovery software – MiniTool Power Data Recovery to recover them. This tool supports scanning and displaying various files including pictures, videos, audio, documents, etc., and helps you recover 1GB of data for free.
The detailed steps to recover deleted files in Paint are as follows.
Step 1. Download, install, and launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery to get its main interface.
Step 2. Under the Logical Drives section, select the target drive where the deleted Paint files were stored before and click Scan (If you are not sure where the file is located, you can go to the Devices tab and choose the whole device to scan).
Step 3. Preview and select the needed files. Then click Save to store them in a safe place separate from the original path.
Now you have restored your MS Paint files with Minitool Power Data Recovery.
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3. Recover Deleted Microsoft Paint Files From Backup
Way 1. Recover Files Using File History
If you have created a backup for the Paint files using File History, you can restore them from the backup file. Here you can see how to restore deleted files with File History.
Step 1. Press Windows + E key combinations to open File Explorer.
Step 2. Click Home > History in File Explorer.
Step 3. Select the files or folders you want and click the green button to restore them.
Step 4. Wait for the process to complete and now you can see the recovered files where they are stored originally.
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Way 2. Recover Files From Cloud Backup
Cloud backup, also known as online backup or remote backup, is a good way to back up your data. For example, OneDrive is a very common cloud backup software. If you made a backup of your files to OneDrive, you can log in to your OneDrive account to download the files to your local computer.
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4. Recover Deleted Microsoft Paint Files by Performing a System Restore
If you created a system restore point when your computer is working normally, then you can resume the deleted MS Paint files by performing a system restore.
About how to create a system restore point and perform a system restore, you can refer to this post: What Is System Restore Point and How to Create It
This article introduces several ways to recover lost MS Paint files in Windows 10/11. You can recover them from the Recycle Bin, backup files, and restore them by using file recovery software or performing a system restore.
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