Recover Lost or Deleted Digital Photos

Avatar Admin Updated On - 20 Jun 2019

The digital camera is something that has become a part of today’s generation. This decade has observed a noticeable increase in the use of digital cameras. Be it a professional photographer or a common man, everyone is capturing moments with these handy gadgets. But unlike the old cameras that used to capture pictures on a reel, these cameras save them in storage devices like memory cards, pen drives, hard disks, SD cards, etc. The biggest benefit of having digital prints or soft copy of pictures is that you can save them on a computer for editing purposes. Where digital cameras have become a way to capture memories, these storage media have become the way to keep those memories alive. But, everything has a drawback of its own – these storage devices don’t come with a guarantee to keep your memories safe. There is always a fear of data loss with these gadgets, due to any of the following reasons:

  • Accidental formatting of memory card/USB drive/computer’s hard disk drive where photos are stored
  • Accidental deletion of photos
  • Physical damage of storage media
  • Corruption of the storage media
  • Abrupt system shut down while copying photos from memory card/digital camera/USB drive to computer hard disk drive.

Due to any of the aforementioned reasons, you may encounter following problems/messages while accessing digital photos:

You may not see photos on storage media (memory card/USB drive/computer hard disk) if it has been accidentally formatted

  • You will not be able to view photos if they have been accidentally deleted
  • The Memory card requires formatting message
  • The Card has a wrong format message

Any of these problems/messages can put you in the trauma of losing your valuable photos collection. However, sometimes it may happen that you are not able to see photos stored on your computer hard disk drive because the folder attribute in which your photos were stored has been set as Hidden.
Therefore, in case you do not see photos on your computer hard disk drive, execute the following steps to check if the folder has been marked hidden:

  1. Double-click the hard disk drive on which your photos were stored.
  2. Select Folder Options in Tools menu.
  3. Select theView tab and click Show hidden files and folders option under Hidden files and folders.
  4. Click Apply and OK

You will be able to see the folder in which your photos were stored. But, if you do not see any such folder, then the only way for you to recover your photos is by using a third-party tool.

Kernel Photo Recovery

Kernel Photo Recovery is a photo recovery software that efficiently recovers lost photos from SD card, computer hard disk drive, USB storage media, Memory cards, etc. It is an automated tool. So, you don’t need technical skills to perform the recovery; you just need to download the software, install it, run it on your system, and follow the recovery steps one by one. Let’s know how:

  1. In the first step, select the drive from which you want to recover your data. Click on Next to proceed.
  2. Select the image format(s) if you want to recover photos of a specific format; otherwise, select all and click on Next.

  3. Note: If you want to customize the recovery process, click on the Settings tab and provide a prefix and the size limit for the recovery.

  4. The scanning process will take place; wait until it is over (if you want to discard it, click on the Stop button).
  5. Once the scanning process is over, you will have the preview of the recovered file. Check if all the photos are recovered.
  6. Now, select the images you want to recover one by one and click on the Save button to proceed. If you want to recover all the pictures, click on Save all.

  7. Note: If you have selected more than one formats for the recovery of the photos, after the scanning process, you can select the formats from the left side of the screen, under the Found File Types tree.

  8. Provide a saving destination and click on OK.

See how easy it is to use the software, and how software supports a large number of image formats, such as JPG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, GIF, GIFF, PCX, MPEG, and MPG. This tool is the best resort in case of photo loss, as it gives a guarantee of a successful recovery.