How to Recover Photos from Desktop?

“To have easy access to my precious photos, I have saved some of images on desktop of my Windows PC. Yesterday in order to reduce number of items on desktop, I thought to delete some unwanted files from it. However, after shift deleting set of selected files, I realized that I have also erased my treasured photo files from desktop. Please anyone let me know about how to restore photos from desktop.”

This kind of queries is often raised by many Windows users who encounter photo loss scenario. Off course, answer to this question is yes; with the help of any desktop photo recovery software you can successfully get back both deleted and missing picture files from your Windows desktop. Primary thing you must know is whenever you remove a photo file from your PC’s desktop, they are not permanently deleted. In fact deleting a picture file removes entries in file system table, whereas the deleted image file still remains on your system hard drive. If that original picture file is not yet overwritten by any new file, then you can efficiently recover it using any photo recovery software.

Some of the reasons for photo loss from Windows desktop are:

  • Unintentionally formatting the system hard drive partitions is one of the main reason for loss of photos from desktop on computers
  • Interruption while transferring photo files from system desktop to any other external storage can also leads photo loss
  • Desktop photo files can even go missing due to deadly virus infection on system
  • Other reasons include unauthenticated apps installation, improper OS reinstallation, hard disk crash, operating system corruption, abnormal system shutdown and many more

Desktop photo recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery is one of the most used desktop photo recovery software. This image restoration app can be used to recover missing or accidentally deleted file from computer desktop with no hassle. The program has friendly user interface, therefore the user with less technical knowledge can also operate the software to perform photo recovery on Windows PC desktop. The tool allows you to get back different formats of photo files such as JPG, JPEG, PSD, GIF, TIF, PNG, IMG and many more. Adding to photo files, this application capable of restoring audios / videos (MP4, AIFF, M4P, AU, OGG, RPS, AVI, MOV, ASF, WMV, MPEG, WMA, MP3, WAV, MIDI, MPG, M4A and etc) and RAW images captured on various models of digital cameras. You can also extract photos and other media files from memory cards (CF card, SD, card, XD card, MMC, etc.), external hard drives, pen drives and other storage components. The software can fit with various versions of Windows operating systems such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

Simple guidelines to restore photos from desktop:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery application to a Windows desktop / laptop
  • Launch the program and stick to the onscreen procedure
  • Click on “Deleted Photo Recovery” option to extract deleted picture files or use “Lost Photo Recovery” option to restore lost photo files from system desktop
  • The software scans and shows all the partitions associated with the system
  • Choose the drive or partition from where images are to be retrieved and click on “Next” button
  • The utility scans and displays all the recoverable data from the selected drive
  • Mark the required photos that you need to recover back. You can also preview the picture files before restoring them
  • Finally, browse for the destination location to save your rescued picture files on system. However not to the same location from where you have restored them

Things to be considered:

  • Do not save any files on system after deletion or loss of photos in order to avoid data overwriting
  • Backup your cherished photo files on external storage devices
  • Install your computer with quality anti-virus software to avoid suspicious virus attack