Get Back Pictures from Wiped Computer

"Does anyone know how to restore pictures from wiped system? Well, actually what happened is, my computer was taking long time to boot up and at the same time, I was not able to view any files instantly. When I contacted service provider, they told that my computer has been infected with viruses and I need to wipe hard drive in order to increase the speed. As directed, I have wiped out my computer hard drive by formatting it. But I had couple of pictures which I could not save before wiping out my computer. Please suggest me some solution…”

Often virus infection or missing vital system files will make computers run slowly. Although many good antivirus tools do let you to eliminate most of the dangerous viruses, many times there is no other option but to wipe the computer clean. You might create backup of important files before wiping out your computer. But as you have read in above situation, one might forget to take backup of specific file formats like, photos, videos, documents and other data. So if you want to know what to do after wiping a hard drive and how to see wiped photos again on your computer, then you should use a competent photo recovery software.

Situations that force you to wipe your computer:

Apart from above situation, one might accidentally wipe computer hard drive when its memory bar starts showing red mark. The red mark of memory bar shows that your computer’s memory is almost full and in such instance users often choose to wipe their system to add new files. Few users take precautions and backup important pictures and other data, whereas others forget to do so in a hurry. Even though pictures are not visible after wiping computer, one can make them visible and accessible using reliable image file recovery software.

Wiped computer photo recovery software:

Use Yodot Photo Recovery software to instantly restore wiped photos from Windows computer. This software has gained popularity because many professional and non-professional users prefer this software to regain pictures after completely wiping out their computer. If you have lost few other file formats like videos, audio files, MS Office documents, etc due to wiping process, then this application will also show you those files in its wizard so that you can choose them if required. The main advantage of using this application is that it will facilitate demo version and gives you a chance to restore all photos from wiped system. It even displays preview of recovered photo files, so that you can check its performance and go forward to activate full version.

Note: If you have used any third party application to wipe computer, then you cannot recover pictures using this software; because deleted file space will be overwritten with 0’s and other random numbers when you use third party recovery software and Yodot Photo Recovery software fails to detect and recover such overwritten photos.

Method to restore photos from wiped hard drive:

  • Download the photo recovery software and install it to your computer
  • Run the application and go as per the instructions given on the screen
  • You will find two main options on the screen which are “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Choose “Lost Photo Recovery” option in order to recover wiped photos
  • Select the drive from where you want to retrieve wiped pictures
  • The software now starts scanning and displays file types that you can recover
  • Choose image file formats and proceed further by hitting on “Next”
  • Preview photos and at last save them on a location that you prefer

Tips:

  • Before wiping your computer make sure that you have no precious files on the computer that has not been backed up
  • It is best way to scan computer with Antivirus software Instead of wiping out to get rid of viruses