Retrieve Deleted Photos from USB Stick

“Yesterday, while transferring photos from USB Stick to system there was a sudden power shutdown. Later when I open USB Stick to copy the same pictures, I was shocked as photos were not there in USB stick. Then, I checked in system, whether photos were copied to system or not, unfortunately it didn’t copy to system also. Is there any chance to get back those deleted pictures from USB Stick?”

You may get disappointed after facing above kind of situations. Once you lost photos from USB Stick, then you cannot restore them normally, you need to spend vast money and efforts on it; meaning you have to summon professionals or purchase specialized photo recovery software to retrieve deleted photos. Before discussing about photo recovery software, let us know some other scenarios where in photos may get deleted from USB Stick:

  • If any interruption occurs while performing cut and paste operation on selected pictures then it may get deleted
  • Virus infected pictures will get deleted when you run antivirus software on USB Stick
  • While copying files to USB Stick, there is chance to delete exiting files (clicking “Yes" button without reading displayed message properly)

Preferred tool to recover deleted pictures from USB Stick:

You can use Yodot Photo Recovery software to retrieve deleted pictures from USB Stick easily. Robust algorithm of this application has capacity to restore deleted image files from USB Stick within short period of time. It can extract all kind of image files such as PEG, JPG, GIF, IMG, JPEG, RAW and ARW on Windows system. Apart from USB Stick, it can perform RAW file recovery from memory card, USB drives, hard drive and other external storage media. Also, it can recover images from digital camera, phones, iPod, Windows photo gallery and so on. This application is compatible with all versions of Windows OS such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

Steps to get back removed images from USB Stick:

  • First connect USB Stick to Windows system from where you want to restore pictures
  • After that, install Yodot Photo Recovery software on that Windows system
  • Once installation is over, launch installed program to start photo recovery process
  • At first, you will get two options like “Lost Photo Recovery” and “Deleted Photo Recovery”
  • Click on “Deleted Photo Recovery” to initiate recovery process
  • Next, it will display list of partitions or drives that exist in Windows system
  • Select the one which represents USB Stick
  • After that, this utility will start scanning process
  • Upon completion of scanning, you will find list of recovered photos
  • Select needed images and choose different destination path to store recovered pictures rather than same USB drive
  • Even you can check whether the images are recovered properly or not before saving by using “Preview” option of this software

Note: You can use CD or other removable media to save retrieved image files


  • Before deleting unwanted images from USB Stick check twice or thrice
  • While copying image files, just read displayed messages carefully otherwise it may overwrite existing image files if it contains same name
  • Use updated antivirus software to protect USB Stick from virus infection

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