Retrieve Deleted Pictures and Videos from Laptop

"I clicked many number of photos and recorded video clips when we were on recent trip from my digital camera. After reaching home, I transferred entire photos and videos to laptop and saved them in a separate partition. While viewing the images and video files, I accidentally selected all files present in it and used Shift + Delete keys mistakenly. And now complete picture and video files got permanently erased from hard drive by bypassing Recycle Bin. Now, how to recover deleted photos and videos from laptop? Waiting for reply!!!"

No need to panic; you can easily retrieve deleted image and video files from laptop before it is overwritten by other data. Before knowing how to recover, let's know some other reasons for deletion of pictures and videos from laptop:

  • If any interruption occurs while moving pictures and videos using Cut and Paste options from laptop hard drive to other storage devices then it leads to deletion of those files
  • Accidentally formatting laptop partition or any other storage drive connected to laptop, will remove all precious photos and videos saved in it
  • If your laptop is used by your friend, then he may unknowingly erase your memorable picture and video files while performing some other task
  • While using Command prompt mistakenly deleting important pictures and videos from laptop
  • Emptying Recycle Bin unknowingly or enabling Recycle Bin with the option, “Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted” will cause complete removal of unintentionally deleted movie and image files

If you have unintentionally erased few vital picture and video files, then don't add any new files to laptop. This is because, when you delete a file Windows will erase only the file name from file system table and marks its memory location as empty. But deleted video and picture file information will still reside in same memory location in laptop drive. So, until new files are overwritten in to this memory location erased photos and videos can be retrieved using best media recovery tool available on market. Most of them prefer Yodot Photo Recovery software for this purpose.

About proficient pictures and videos recovery tool:

Yodot Photo Recovery is outstanding tool to recover deleted pictures and videos from laptop. The application is built with high quality recovery techniques that can rescue all types of picture files (jpeg, img, jpj, tiff, gif, pic, psd, bmp, png, etc) and video files (mov, mp4, mpeg, avi, mpg, etc). Along with deleted photos and videos, you can recover missing music from external hard drive, memory card, pen drive, internal hard drive, FireWire drive, SSD and many other storage devices. In addition, it also restores other data types lost from Windows laptop. Powerful scanning algorithms, the inclusion of Find tool, Save Recovery Session, option to preview media files before saving, etc are most talked features of this tool. You can use this software on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating system.

Steps to recover deleted pictures and videos from laptop:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery tool your laptop and launch it
  • On main screen you will get two options i.e'Deleted Photo Recovery' and 'Lost Photo Recovery'
  • Select 'Deleted Photo Recovery' option to rescue deleted pictures and video files
  • Choose the drive from where photo and video files are erased
  • Even choose necessary photo and video file types to restore or you can simply skip this step
  • Now, the utility scans selected drive and ‘Status Bar’shows progress of scanning process
  • When scanning process finishes, view retrieved filesin 'Data View' or 'File Type View'
  • Preview pictures and video files listed in two view types and finally save them in desired destination location


  • Double check your files before deleting them
  • Keep back up of all precious pictures and videos in separate external device