Software to Recover Photos from Windows

“Recently I was on vacation with my family and clicked many images using camera. Later I stored entire photos on Windows system. Unfortunately, my cousin erased all files saved on it. All pictures were very precious to me, is there any method to retrieve images from Windows OS? Thanks in advance!!!”

Since the invention of camera, users are concerned with freezing memorable moments in time and now. In olden days, if photo negative was damaged then there was no alternative option to get back photos from it. At present, hundreds of pictures can be saved on Windows desktop, laptop or any external storage device. Even though saving photos in Windows HDD is a great thought, there is also a downside. We see more situations, where images will get lost due to accidental deletion or virus intrusion. Luckily, lost or erased photos can be retrieved with the immediate use of reliable photo recovery software. Before going into recovery product, let us discuss few scenarios that leads to loss of pictures from Windows hard drive:

  • If any interruption occurs while transferring pictures using Cut and Paste options from Windows hard disk to other storage devices then it leads to loss of those files
  • Accidentally formatting Windows partition or any other storage drive connected to laptop, will remove all precious photos saved in it along with other files
  • While scanning Windows HDD using unsafe antivirus program, sometimes pictures will be removed without user notification
  • If your system is used by your friend then he may unknowingly erase your memorable picture files while performing some other task
  • While using Command prompt mistakenly deleting important images from Windows system
  • Emptying Recycle Bin unknowingly or enabling Recycle Bin with the option, “Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted” will completely remove all deleted image files

No need to panic; user can easily retrieve deleted image files from Windows computer before it is overwritten by other data. Read this article further to know exact software to recover photos from Windows OS.

Windows image recovery tool:

Yodot Photo Recovery can restore missed or deleted pictures from Windows OS with utmost ease. The application is built with high quality recovery techniques that can recover all types of photo files (jpeg, img, jpj, tiff, gif, pic, psd, bmp, png, etc). In addition, it also rescues other data types lost from Windows laptop. It can recover image files from external hard drive, memory card, pen drive, internal hard drive, FireWire drive, SSD and many other storage devices. Powerful scanning algorithms, inclusion of Find tool, Save Recovery Session, option to preview media files before saving, etc. are advanced features of this tool. This utility regains files and folders from all types of file system including FAT 16, FAT 32, ExFAT, NTFS and NTFS5. User can use this software to recover My Pictures folder from Windows 8 and many other folder files even from Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating system.

Procedure to restore photos from Windows OS:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery tool on Windows desktop and launch it
  • On main screen you will get two options i.e. 'Deleted Photo Recovery' and 'Lost Photo Recovery'
  • Select required option to rescue pictures files from Windows disk
  • Choose the drive from where photo files are lost
  • Even choose necessary photo file types to restore or you can simply skip this step
  • Now, the utility scans selected drive and ‘Status Bar’ shows progress of scanning process
  • When scanning process finishes, view retrieved files in 'Data View' or 'File Type View'
  • Preview pictures files listed in two view types and finally save them in desired destination location


  • Double check image files before deleting them
  • Create backup of important photo files on multiple external storage devices
  • Avoid abrupt removal of external storage media while photo transferring process

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