How to Recover Deleted Photos from a 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 Computer

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 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).

recover deleted photos Recycle Bin step 1

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.

recover deleted photos Recycle Bin step 2

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’.

recover deleted photos Recycle Bin step 3

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

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Step 1: Install the Wondershare Data Recovery tool at first by clicking here. Then launch the software and select the option of ‘Lost File Recovery’ to begin.

recover deleted photos on pc step 1

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’.

recover deleted photos on pc step 2

Step 3: Wondershare Data Recovery Tool now should begin scanning the drive and in few seconds display the results to you.

recover deleted photos on pc step 3

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.

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Part 2 How to Recover Deleted Photos from Memory Card

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 photo recovery 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’.

recover deleted photos on Mac step 1

Step 2: Select the drive in which the data was located before you lost it and then click on ‘Scan’.

recover deleted photos on Mac step 2

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’.

recover deleted photos on Mac step 3

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.

recover deleted photos on Mac step 4

Some tips for restoring deleted photos and keeping the photos safe

Part 3 Video Tutorial of Memory Card Recovery

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