Retrieve My Picture Folder from Windows 8

My Picture folder is a storage place to save almost all photo files irrespective of its file format which user may have collected for past few years. Unfortunately, sometimes user may lose few image files from 'My picture' folder due to several unforeseen reasons which puts user in ironical state. However, loss of files and folders can happen at any span of time. At that instant no need to panic because your lost image files will be present in same location only the index entries will be removed from file allocation table until you have not saved any new files to it. Erased or lost pictures from My picture folder on Windows 8 OS can be rescued with the help of photo recovery software. Before knowing about recovery tool, let us discuss few scenarios that leads to loss or deletion of My picture folder on Windows 8 computer:

  • Unintentionally formatting particular storage drive or complete hard drive will wipe entire files and folder present in it along with My picture folder
  • Erasing My picture folder using 'Shift + Delete' keys combination can cause permanent deletion of folders
  • Missing of My picture folder from Windows 8 computer after creating new partition, unexpected synchronization error or repartitioning
  • Deleting important photos from My picture folder instead of unwanted files on Windows 8 desktop and emptying Recycle Bin folder leads to permanent deletion of files
  • Running drive scan using improper anti-virus tool may lead to loss of folder without giving any notification to user

Software to recover My picture folder on Windows 8:

Yodot Photo Recovery utility can restore image files from My picture folder on Windows 8 operating system. It can restore photo files, RAW images, audio files, video files, Office files, compressed files, PDF files, Outlook files, etc. It can get back files and folders from flash drive, memory card, SSD drives, FireWire drives, internal and external hard drive and many such devices. This utility regains files and folders from all types of file system including FAT 16, FAT 32, ExFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 and ReFS. Along with picture and video folder, this tool is compatible to retrieve My music folder from Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2008 OS based desktops. Moreover, this utility can recover picture files by recovery process and can sort file types in two views such as 'Data View' and 'File Type View'. By switching between the two views, user can save image files on desired location.

Steps to recover My Picture folder on Windows 8:

  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery tool and install it on your Windows 8 computer
  • Launch the software to initiate recovery process and follow instruction on screen
  • On main screen you will get two options namely 'Deleted Photo Recovery' and 'Lost Photo Recovery'
  • Select required option to restore My picture folder from Windows computer hard drive
  • This tool will scan entire drive and displays all logical drives that are present on it
  • Select particular logical drive from which you need to recover My picture folder and hit on 'Next' option
  • Now the utility scans selected drive and shows all recovered files in two views such as 'Data View' and 'File Type View'
  • View your retrieved media files using 'Preview' option
  • Finally save them using 'Save' option to your desired location but not on same storage device from where recovery process taken place

Points to Remember:

  • Create backup of important image files on multiple external storage devices
  • Avoid abrupt removal of external storage media while copying pictures from my pictures folder