Restore Pictures Deleted from Recycle Bin


Recycle Bin is a known thing for all Windows operating system users. It is a place that holds the deleted data that you remove using the “Delete” button on the keyboard. Most of you use Recycle Bin as a temporary storage when you are not sure that you are going to need that photo or not. There is always a chance to restore deleted pictures back to its original position whenever you want.

But there is also a chance that you might delete a picture, that you didn’t want to, while deleting some other file or folder. The deletion can be while deleting selected items or by emptying the Recycle Bin.

Can the photos deleted from Recycle Bin be recovered?

When you "delete" files, or empty them from the Recycle Bin on Windows operating system (See Mac Photo Recovery to restore pictures deleted from Mac OS X volume or Trash Bin), they are not permanently deleted. Windows simply marks the space, that the file occupied, as available.

Therefore, files that have been emptied or deleted from the Recycle Bin are recoverable, but wait a minute, the more you use your computer, the more is the possibility that the space, the deleted pictures were using, is permanently overwritten resulting in permanent loss of photos.

Recycle Bin Picture Recovery can perform recovery of JPG files and many other commonly used image formats. It can retrieve RAW image formats created by digital camcorders also.

Pictures from Recycle Bin may get deleted in following situations –

  • Images deleted accidently while deleting some other file or folder from the Recycle Bin
  • Pictures removed by pressing “Empty Recycle Bin” option without checking the contents of the Recycle Bin
  • Sometimes you might forget the file name and unknowingly delete an important file
  • While using a cleaning tool, that manages unused files on your PC, the software might empty your Recycle Bin without your notice. So if you are using softwares like that, it is advised that you customize it according to your need.

In all these above situations, you can use photo recovery software and bring back all deleted pictures from your computer Recycle Bin. You can also read here to know that how to bring back deleted pictures from camera memory card, using this software.

Steps to restore pictures deleted from Recycle Bin–


1. Download & install Deleted Picture Recovery Software on your system and run it. Select “Recover Photos” option from the welcome screen.

Recover deleted Recycle Bin pictures-Main Screen

2. On the next screen click “Recover Deleted Photos” button.

Recover deleted Recycle Bin pictures-Restore Deleted Photos

3. Select the drive from which the pictures were deleted.

Recover deleted Recycle Bin pictures-Select Drive

4. A list of recovered images is listed after scanning process is complete. You can preview the undeleted pictures using the “Preview” option.

Recover deleted Recycle Bin pictures-Preview

5. Save the restored photos in any drive other than the drive containing the deleted image.

Recover deleted Recycle Bin pictures-Save recovered files

Suggestion –

Always double-check the pictures before permanently deleting them from the Recycle Bin.

Read “How to recover deleted photos from android phone?”,  if you want to undelete images on your Android phone.

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