Restore Compressed Photos

“Hi, I had some space issue on my computer. Therefore I checked out which files can be compressed so that I get free space to store new files. I selected some pictures on my computer and compressed them and then I deleted the original photos which were compressed. While deleting the photos, I accidentally selected even the compressed photo file. I erased all those pictures from my computer and please help me suggesting a way to restore compressed photos. Thanks in advance...”

Compression is the best solution to save hard disk space on computer. You can decompress the photos whenever needed. For sending huge number of pictures of collectively big size is possible at once by compressing. Sometimes it happens that you lose or delete compressed files in which your photos were present as in above circumstance. If you have original photos which were added to archive and compressed, then you will not be having any concern for deleted compressed photos; but if not, then you start panicking. Take it light... There is a way to recover compressed photos. You just need to stop saving data to the drive from where compressed photos are deleted. Then use suitable compressed photo recovery software.

Note: If data is overwritten as a result of saving new data on drive from where compressed photos are deleted then recovery of pictures is not possible.

Compressed photo loss scenarios:

  • Entire data from HDD partition will be deleted along with your compressed pictures when the computer drive is formatted at once
  • You might have moved compressed photos to Recycle Bin due to deletion by mistake. Compressed files may be present in Recycle Bin and if you forget to restore them before emptying, then you will lose them
  • The compressed photos might have been deleted by anti-virus software erroneously or due to infection to the photos
  • Compressed photos will be lost when OS is reinstalled or when deleted from external devices on computer

Whatever may be the cause for compressed photo loss, you can retrieve the pics using Yodot Photo Recovery software on your computer.

Compressed photo recovery software:

Make the most of Yodot Photo Recovery software to retrieve compressed photos which got deleted or lost from your computer hard drive or any other external storage drive. This utility helps you get back photos of different types like .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, .tiff, etc. along with the special RAW image file formats such as RAW, ARW, NEF, CR2, CRW, MRW, DNG, PEF, KDC, etc. on your computer. This tool is capable of restoring images compressed to ZIP/ZIPX, RAR and other compressed file format without any difficulty. You can retrieve compressed photos from internal hard drives, external hard drives, memory cards, pen drives and other removable drives using this program. Try the demo version to know more and preview retrieved image files to analyze obtained results before buying the software.

Steps for recovering compressed photos:

  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery software and install it on your PC
  • Run the tool and select “Deleted Photo Recovery” or “Lost Photo Recovery” from home page of the software
  • Then select drive icon from which compressed photos are to be restored and click on “Next”
  • Select photo file types which you want to retrieve from next screen and click on “Next”
  • Software starts scanning for compressed photos and displays the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview and save recovered photo files using “Save” option onto computer drive other than scanned one


  • Crosscheck twice before deleting photos whether you have selected even compressed photos also
  • Do not compress photos infected with viruses to avoid viruses spreading to other photos