Have you ever accidentally deleted photos in Windows 7/8/10? How can you recover deleted photos easily and quickly. Here I will show you 4 ways effortless on how to recover deleted photos in Windows 10/8/7. MiniTool software is the best choice for lost photo recovery.

Accidentally Deleted Photos

Windows 7/8/10 precious photos are lost? Delete your Windows photos by mistake? A true example is shown here:

Has anyone any suggestions on how to recover deleted pictures (JPEG format)? I accidentally deleted a folder about a month ago but only just realized.
I thought I had recovered the JPEGs, but I couldn't open them. Any help or advice would be welcome .…from www.sevenforums.com

Now, how do I recover deleted photos in Windows 7/8/10 ? Is it possible to retrieve deleted pictures from my computer without bringing any damage to the original data?

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According to a survey, Windows photo loss is due to many subjective or objective reasons and a universal phenomenon that is happening more often. Therefore, Windows 7/8/10 deleted photos recovery has become a topic of concern to everyone.

Today, I am going to show you 4 common ways to recover deleted pictures from your computer.

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Method 1: How to Recover Deleted Photos from Windows Recycle Bin

As we know, if you delete a file by mistake, this file may be moved into Recycle Bin. In this situation you can restore deleted photos easily by doing  following steps:

  • Open Recycle Bin.
  • Right-click the deleted picture.
  • Choose Restore.

See! It is very easy to recover mistakenly deleted photos. However, this solution cannot recover permanently deleted (shift deleted) files .

If you cannot find your deleted photos in Recycle Bin, or if you want to restore deleted photos after emptying Recycle Bin, please keep reading to learn how to retrieve permanently deleted pictures from your computer.

Method 2: How to Recover Deleted Photos from Backup Files

Some cautious users always back up their important data such as working documents, business data, precious photos, videos, music... Thus, if their data are lost for various reasons they can easily and quickly restore lost photos from backup files.

Useful Article: Here Is the Best Free Backup Software for Windows 10/8/7/XP

However, what if there is no backup file? Now, you might ask,

"how can I restore deleted pictures from my computer?"

In this situation, in general, you also have two options to carry out Windows 7/8/10 deleted photos recovery.

Method 3: How to Restore Deleted Photos via Data Recovery Companies

Some users who can afford it prefer turning to data recovery companies to retrieve deleted pictures from computer. It is indeed an effective solution for lost photos recovery. However, in addition to high recovery fees, users have to bear the risk of leaking privacy in the process of file recovery.

Now some users might be wondering:

" Is there an effective and simple data recovery solution which won't leak out customers' privacy? "

OF COURSE! The answer is positive.

Want to know the best way?

Method 4: How to Recover Deleted Photos in Windows7/8/10 by MiniTool

In recent years with the rapid development of software technology a lot of data recovery software on the market can help to recover lost photos without leaking your privacy. However, do you know which one is the best?

MiniTool Power Data Recovery, a piece of professional file recovery software developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd., is recommended here through many experiments and analysis. This simple and powerful data recovery software is a read-only tool, which means that you can use it to restore lost photos without affecting the original data.

Besides, this professional tool can recover various types of picture formats, including JPG/JPEG, TIFF/TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD, CRW, CR2, NEF, ORF, RAF, SR2, MRW, DCR, WMF, DNG, ERF, RAW, SWF, SVG etc.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery not only can restore deleted pictures from computer hard drives but also it can recover data from SD cards, USB drives, and other storage devices. In addition to photos, this tool can also recover word document and other data.

What's more, this simple yet professional tool supports various operating systems including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Vista , Windows XP and Windows Server OS.

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I used this tool to effectively recover permanently deleted photos from my computer.

Now, let's see the detailed steps on how to recover permanently deleted pictures in Windows 7/8/10 without damaging original data.

Step-by-step Guide to Recovering Deleted Photos in Windows 7/8/10

Here, before you carry out Windows 7/8/10 photo recovery you have to download MiniTool Power Data Recovery and install it on your computer. Never install Power Data Recovery on the drive containing lost data, for this may overwrite the original data and you will permanently lose your data!!!

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Step 1: Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery to get its main interface and This PC data recovery module will be selected by default. To recover permanently deleted pictures you can select the target drive. Tip: If the target partition is not listed, please click refresh to refresh this interface.

In this window you can see 4 data recovery modules:
This PC: this data recovery module focuses on recovering lost or deleted data from damaged, RAW or formatted partitions.
Removable Disk Drive: it is designed to recover lost photos, mp3/mp4 files, and videos from flash drives and memory sticks .
Hard Disk Drive : it can recover files after partition loss or deletion.
CD/DVD Drive: it helps to recover data from formatted or erased CD/DVD discs.

Step 2: Here, since you only want to recover deleted photos, you can click the Settings feature, choose Graphics & Picture , click OK button and then click Scan button to start scanning the selected drive. This way can save some scanning time.


Note: While scanning you can click the Stop button to stop the scanning process once you find your needed lost photos. However, to get the best recovery result you had better wait until the full scan finishes. The scan time is determined by the capacity of data.

Step 3: After scanning, all found files are shown here. Now, preview the photos, select all needed photos, and then click Save button to store them in a safe place.

If you can remember the name of any deleted photos, you may try using the Find feature. Enter the correct name in the File Name and then press Find . This might be the quickest way.

For an exact search users can check Match Case or Match Word .

The Match Case option requires users to pay attention to the capital and small letter of the file name.

The Match Word option requires users to type the complete file name.

find data

Thus, all work has been done! With the help of MiniTool Power Data Recovery we have succeeded in recovering Windows deleted photos with ease.

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In general, MiniTool also released another powerful tool to help you recover permanently deleted photos from your computer easily and quickly.

MiniTool Photo Recovery , a read-only, reliable, simple and excellent photo recovery software, is specialized in recovering deleted photos, pictures and images from different types of digital cameras and storage devices.

The steps are:

Firstly, download and install MiniTool Photo Recovery.

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Secondly, launch it and then click on Start button to recover deleted photos in Windows 7/8/10.


Now, select the drive you want to recover and then click Scan button. Here, if you only want to retrieve deleted photos, you can click on Setting and then only check Graphics & Picture , and click OK button before scanning.

scan photos

Finally, preview pictures, select all needed pictures, and click Save button to store them on a safe place. It's recommended to save the selected photos on another drive! Otherwise, the lost/deleted photos could be overwritten .

4 Tips to Avoid Windows 7/8/10 Photo Loss

1: Back up Significant Data

MiniTool Power Data Recovery indeed can help us recover deleted photos in Windows 7/8/10 effectively, quickly and safely.

However, we cannot guarantee that all lost data could be recovered by using this professional data recovery software. For instance, if our computer has been stolen or we mistakenly drop our computer and it doesn't work anymore, we cannot recover this data with any data recovery solution, including data recovery companies and data recovery software.

At this time, I think you will realize the importance of backup files. However, how can we back up files in Windwows7/8/10? Is it possible to effectively back up files for free?

In general when it comes to data backup you can try using MiniTool ShadowMaker, an all-in-one disk partition backup and disaster recovery solution for PCs.

This tool not only can safely and effectively back up your Windows Operating System but also can directly back up the whole disk. With a copy of backup you are able to restore your computer once a disaster such as a system crash, or hard drive failure occurs.

Besides, MiniTool ShadowMaker also lets you create a bootable media to restore system to a normal state when a computer fails to boot. With MiniTool Media Builder and MiniTool PXE Boot Tool hard drive maintaining is not a difficult issue.

2: Create Multiple Partitions

Once the operating system or hard disk is damaged you will lose your data. Therefore, it is recommended to create at least two partitions. Thus, you can store Windows in the first partition and all of your data in the second partition, reducing the chances of losing your data if the Windows system happens to fail.

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3: Think Twice Before Deleting Files

According to a survey, mistaken operation is the biggest reason for data loss. It is recommended to think twice before deleting some files from your PC.

4: Never Write New Data to the Place Containing Lost Data

Once your computer data is deleted or lost, you should stop writing new data to the drive containing lost data. Otherwise, the original data could be overwritten and there is no way to recover it.

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Sum up

See! With MiniTool Power Data Recovery we can easily and quickly recover deleted photos in Windows 7/8/10 without affecting the original data.

If you have any other good solutions about recovering permanently deleted photos, please share with us by writing them on the following comment zone and we will upgrade this post.

If you have any questions or suggestions about how to retrieve deleted pictures from computer with MiniTool Power Data Recovery, you can email us directly at [email protected] . We will try to solve your problems as soon as possible.

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