Rescue Public Pictures Folder

Windows Vista and later versions of Windows operating systems have a default public folder. This Public Folder consists of subfolders such as Public Documents, Public Downloads, Public Videos, Public Pictures and Public Music. One can access photos, songs, movies, downloaded files and documents from Public folders on public network with intended username and password. In order to share these files on network, one should enable Public Folder access in respective user account.

However, due to various reasons Public folder’s subfolders like ‘Public pictures folder’ may get deleted completely or photos present in ‘Public pictures folder’ might go missing or get removed on Windows computer. Some of the general causes for loss or deletion of Public Pictures Folder are:

  • Mistakenly deleting Public Pictures Folder using ‘Shift + Deleted’ keys while removing unwanted files on Windows system leads to deletion of plenty of photos
  • Malicious virus attacks on Windows PC might results in loss or deletion of infected files and folder along with Public Picture Folder
  • If you remove any user account in Windows computer, then it will tends to loss of data present in respective user profile along with Public Picture Folder
  • Formatting is also one of the threat for removal of complete Public Picture Folder from Windows hard drive partition

Suppose, if you have mistakenly deleted photo files from Public Picture Folder or lost complete Public Picture Folder after experiencing any of the above discussed scenarios, then don’t worry!! Using any of the best image recovery software, you can get back photos from Public Pictures Folder on Windows system.

Fine photo recovery tool:

Yodot Photo Recovery is one of best media file restoration software designed by data recovery experts for restoring deleted or lost Public Pictures Folder along with photos on Windows computer. This application has user friendly GUI and it can instruct even novices user to retrieve their treasured Public Picture Folder photo files on Windows system. You can also effectively restore deleted or lost videos, music files, documents and other files from respective Windows Public Folders. Apart from Public Picture Folder, you can also restore music folder, video folder and other personal folders in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. This photo retrieval application has ability to bring back removed or missing media files from external hard drives, memory cards, memory sticks, pen drives and other storage media on Windows systems.

Steps to extract Public Pictures Folder on Windows system:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery application on Windows PC
  • Then run installed software and follow the on-screen process
  • In main screen there are two options, which are “Deleted Photo recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Use any of the option based on situation which has causes loss or deletion of Public Pictures Folder on Windows computer
  • Then, in next windows you will find all the drives present in that Windows system
  • Select partition or drive that contains Public Pictures Folder (usually C:Drive) and click on “Next” option
  • After completion of scanning of selected drive, this software will displays photos from Public Pictures Folder on PC
  • You can view rescued picture files either in “Data View” or “File Type View” and also preview those photo file for conformation
  • Finally save retrieved photos to desired location on Windows system HDD partition, apart from which you have recovered those images


  • Always make additional copy of your precious photos stored in Public Pictures Folder on safe reliable storage device
  • Frequently update anti-virus software to avoid virus or malware infection to Public Pictures Folder or other data stored in Windows computer
  • Do not store new data in Windows hard drive after Public Pictures Folder loss or deletion to avoid data loss