How to Find Missing Pictures?

Pictures or photos provide most fascinating and easiest ways to keep track of your memories. The widely used devices for storing or preserving these photos are computers, memory cards, pen drives, external hard drives and many more. As these components offer huge storage capacity, users save plenty of pictures to carry them along with their present and future. However, photos saved on these devices might go missing in various scenarios.

Let us consider common cases, which lead to loss or missing of pictures:

  • Harmful virus or malware attack is the major threat that results in loss of photos stored on hard drive, pen drive and other storage device
  • Sharing of photos is the common task that every user performs on their daily basis.; due to interruption like sudden system shutdown or power failure while transferring pictures from one device to another one may lose picture files
  • Storage device containing your pictures can get corrupt due to abrupt removal of the devices or file system corruption
  • Using the digital camera’s memory card on various storage devices also result in missing of photo from the device

Apart from these scenarios loss of pictures happens due to formatting error, hard drive crash, operating system corruption, formation of bad sectors and others on Windows system. But, there are two ways to restore missing photo files back. The first one is restoring missing pictures from backup available or collecting them from friends or relatives. In case you don’t have an updated backup or you fail to recollect them, then choose appropriate picture recovery software like Yodot Photo Recovery to recover missing pictures.

Missing photo recovery program:

Yodot Photo Recovery software restores missing picture files efficiently irrespective of its file extensions. The application can get back missing or deleted photos along with audios, videos and others in few mouse clicks on Windows system. This tool supports recovery of picture files from various devices like internal hard drives, external hard disks, memory cards (SD, CF, XD), iPods, pen drives, music players and so on. You can even rescue RAW images captured using numerous digital cameras such as Canon, Samsung, Panasonic, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Sanyo, Philips, LG, Kodak and many others. It can bring back missing photos from storage drive formatted with FAT, FAT16, FAT 32, ExFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. This utility is compatible to run on different version of Windows operating system like Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003.

Steps to recover missing pictures on Windows system:

Note: If you have lost or missing pictures from any external storage devices, then connect the device to the Windows system.

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery software to a healthy Windows computer
  • Open the software and follow to the onscreen steps
  • You will find two options in the main screen select “Lost Photo Recovery” option
  • The tool displays all the partitions and external devices connected to the system
  • Select the drives from where pictures are to be retrieved and click on next button
  • The software scans the selected partition and shows all the restorable picture files
  • Choose the image files which are to be rescued
  • Preview the pictures before saving them in order to conform your selection
  • Finally save the retrieved photo files to your desired location on system, but not to the same drive from where pictures were recovered
  • The program also allows you to save the rescued images to any external storage device like external hard disk, USB’s, CDs and DVDs

Useful Tips:

  • Frequently scan and detect your system and other storage devices for virus on system by using updated anti-virus software
  • Avoid sudden removal of external drives while transferring pictures to/form system
  • Do not store new data on system or other device when your pictures go missing due to various reasons to avoid overwriting of the files