Recover deleted or lost photos on Windows 11/10 PC

Accidentally deleting photos is extremely easy and happens to many PC, Mac, smartphone and tablet users. If you just realized that you have lost or deleted photos on Windows 11/10below we give some indications on how to recover them.

Obviously, the less time that passes from the moment of deletion, the greater the chance of recovering all the deleted or lost photos. There are essentially two programs that we recommend using: the first is called Data Recovery and we have already seen how to use it to recover data on Windows 11/10 PC; the second is Wise Care which now also has a tool inside it photo recovery very efficient.

#1. Recover Deleted or Lost Photos on Windows 11/10 with Recoverit

First download and install Recoverit – Data Recovery on your Windows 11/10 PC:


Install and start the program:


Choose the mode with “wizard” data recovery and the first question you will have to answer is “what type of file do you want to recover?”. Select “IMAGE” or “Photos” and proceed. In the latest version of the program you will no longer see this selection, you will only have to choose the disk from which you want to recover your photos (e.g. C:, D:, Recycle Bin, or the letter corresponding to an external disk connected to the PC , such as a USB stick).

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The second thing to do is say “where did you lose your photos?


Select the disk/folder where you deleted the photos and proceed to boot scan.

The program will do a first “Quick Scan” and if you can’t find the photos you can click on “DEEP SCAN” to do a deep scan. Once the scan is complete, you will be able to preview all the photos found and their recovery status (good or poor) from the preview window on the right:


Choose the photos to recover and click on “RECOVER” or “RECOVER” to save them on your Windows 11/10 PC (in a different folder or partition than the recovery one to avoid overwriting).

The photo recovery rate offered by Recoverit is very high. Simply put: if you can’t recover photos with this program, it’s very unlikely that you will succeed with other similar software.

#2. Recover Deleted or Lost Photos on Windows 11/10 with WiseCare

Wise Care in addition to being a Windows 11/10 optimization and repair program, it also has a data recovery function inside. After installing and opening this program, you will need to right-click on the “Data Recovery” tool.

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This new screen will open:


At the top left, select the partition where you deleted the photos and on the right, select the file format to search for. Finally click on SCAN and wait for the scan to finish.


After the scan you will be able to see all the recovered photos and proceed with their recovery by clicking on “RECOVER” bottom right. The “recoverable” photos will be those marked with the “green” dot.


That’s all!

How does photo recovery work?

Here are the possible scenarios that may require the use of deleted or lost photo recovery software from PC.

Deleted images

On a hard drive installed in Windows, the file you deleted remains on the drive until it is overwritten. This explains why immediate action is needed. To recover permanently lost photos, use recovery software like Recoverit seen at the beginning of the article.

This photo recovery software analyzes the information left on your hard drive and helps restore lost data. It doesn’t matter from which storage device the images and videos are lost – the software will help you recover from all types of devices.

Corrupted Photos

The “corrupted hard drive” error message is problematic as most people think that they cannot access the stored data. But let me tell you, even if you encounter this message, data recovery is still possible. Try connecting your hard drive to a other computer and you may find that the disk is readable; it was the operating system that was corrupted. However, if some data is missing, you can use Recoverit to find and recover permanently deleted photos.

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If you are dealing with corrupt photos, i.e. photos that have been recovered but do not open correctly, then you need to rely on photo repair software like Repairit.

File system format or corruption

Similar to deleting a file, formatting a file system also results in the loss of important files. Therefore, before rewriting the section of the disk, you need to use Recoverit to recover photos. Even if the file system is damaged, this program can help recover lost images depending on the extent of damage and information allocation.


Recovering files from a formatted drive is one thing, and recovering them from a corrupted drive is another. However, recovery software like Recoverit does not require you to acquire technical skills; you can easily restore lost images. This professional photo recovery tool scans your drive so that with minimal manual effort you can restore your lost photos.

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