How to Restore Missing Photos on My Computer?

Updated on July 7, 2021

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How To Find Missing Pictures On Your Computer

“Hello everyone, I’m facing a problem with my computer guys, actually my Windows system is severely damaged by deadly viruses. Hence, it is getting hanged often and I had stored some pictures in it. Fortunately at some time I managed to bring those picture files to desktop and plugged in an external pen drive to copy those files, but system started to froze again. Finally I handed my system to a service centre and got rid of viruses. But, still I’m not able to find those photos on my PC, please someone suggest me how to find lost images on my computer?”

Your photos will be resided in a computer’s hard drive until and unless it is not overwritten by new data. But in case you have saved any new data to the same location, you can still go ahead with the recovery of lost pictures by employing Remo Recover data recovery wizard. It is a full featured and powerful media recovery software that works in all situations of data loss.

Why did my pictures disappear from my computer?

  • Accidental deletion and human errors can lead to photo loss on your PC
  • Sudden power surges while transferring pictures from computer to other external storage devices
  • Unreliable antivirus software installed on your computer sometimes cause photo loss without notifying you
  • Improper handling of your computer like while working on important pictures terminating system forcefully

If you have faced any of the above scenario in the section below, you will learn the hassle-free method to perform the recovery

How To Recover Find Lost or Missing Photos On Computer

Find Missing Files In Recycle Bin

Because it saves a copy of the deleted images on PC, the first location to search for your lost photos on computer is the Recycle Bin. This procedure will assist you in recovering images that you may have mistakenly erased.

  • Double click on the Recycle Bin > select the lost or missing file from the Recycle Bin.
  • Right click on the lost file and finally click on the Restore option.

After restoring deleted photos from the Recycle Bin, you can find them in the exact location where they previously existed. Move on to the next technique if you haven't been able to locate your missing photographs.

Recover Missing Files Using CMD

Before you begin, keep in mind that using CMD to locate lost photos could be risky Because any mistake will result in the data being permanently erased.

  • Type Cmd on the Search box and double click on the Command prompt and run as an Administrator.
  • Then type chkdsk drive letter: /f and hit Enter. For example chkdsk E: /f (E is the drive letter from where i need to find and restore lost photos from)
  • Now type Y and hit Enter.
  • Now type Your Drive letter and hit Enter.
  • Now type Attrib -h -r -s /s /d *.* and hit Enter.
  • Now wait for the process to complete and check if you are able to find lost or missing photos on your drive.

You can use this procedure to fix hard drive issues and recover deleted photos. If this strategy does not work for you, go to the next section of the article.

How do I find missing pictures on my computer?

Remo Recover is one of the best photo recovery software for Windows to pick from various other photo recovery tools because it is safe, secure, reliable and has high success rate. This software is cost effective, non-destructive and one of the fastest in finding missing photos on your computer. It includes superior and highly advanced photo recovery algorithms that completely searches and recovers lost pictures from your computer’s hard drive. It also has the capability to recover missing image files from USB drives, Flash memory cards, hard drives, etc. It also provides an option to view recoverable photos prior to data restoration.

Steps to restore lost pictures on your computer

You can securely restore all missing pictures from any storage device using Remo Photo Recovery. It can recover files that are deleted, lost, formatted or inaccessible due to any reasons. So download the software now and get back your lost pictures by following the below steps.

Step 1: Launch Remo Recover software on your Windows computer and select Recover Files option from the main screen. Then, the software displays the list of all the available drives in the system. Now, choose the drive from where you want to recover photos and hit Scan button.

Launch the software to find missing pictures on my computer

Step 2: Now allow the software to completely scan the selected drive to locate the missing picture files. Upon the completion of scanning, the software displays the list of recovered files in Data View, and File Type View

File Type View of the Recovered Pictures

Step 3: Now preview the recovered photo files before you save them, by clicking Preview button just to ensure that all the missing files are recovered

Preview Recovered Picture Files

Step 4: Once previewing the recovered photos, if you find all the pictures are recovered back, and satisfied with the recovery results, you can activate the license key of the software to save them at the location of your choice

Save Recovered Photos

Unique features of Remo Recover: -

  • Along with recovering permanently deleted photos, it also restores other important data like audios, videos, documents, etc.
  • Supports all picture types like JPEG, BMP, PNG, JPG, TIF, TIFF, GIF, etc. along with these types it also retrieves RAW photos captured by digital cameras
  • It recovers deleted photos on Windows 7, 8, 10, Server 2003 & 2008, XP, and Windows 2000

Useful Tips: -

  • Use only reliable photo recovery tools to recover deleted or lost images from your computer
  • Install only trustworthy and good antivirus software to keep your system virus free


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