How to recover deleted photos

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Have you deleted or lost photos from your PC, smartphone, pen drive or camera? Here's how you can recover them with free software.

Photos often represent a very important memory. It may happen that you delete and remove some images by mistake, without the possibility of recover photos. For example, it may happen to delete the photos taken with the mobile phone, or to remove the images from the memory card of the camera, losing tens or hundreds of photos.



Suddenly deleting all these images is definitely a hard blow, because it deletes many memories, such as holidays, birthdays and important events. After doing the damage, it's important do not use plus the device where the images were deleted. In this way you avoid overwriting the memory of the device, trying to be able to recover the lost photos with some software.

There are several programs on the net for recover images. If you have deleted photos from your smartphone, you can consult the guide to recover photos using free software for Android. If, on the other hand, you have removed the images from a memory card, camera or pen drive, you can use software for Windows that allows you to restore files.

Among the many programs you can install the software ZAR that allows in a few clicks to analyze the device where the photos have been deleted, performing a recovery, if possible. The first thing to do is connect to the official website of the application by clicking here and download the ZAR program.

The installation is really very simple, all you have to do is follow the instructions on the screen, at the end of which an icon is created on the desktop that allows you to start the software. ZAR is compatible from Windows XP up to Windows 10, and from Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2. FAT16 and FAT32, NTFS, ext2 / 3/4 (thus Linux and NAS devices), XFS file systems are supported. In addition, RAID0, RAID10, RAID5 systems with a random number of disks are also supported.



The program is available in the free version or for a fee. In the free version you can access the "Image Recovery" function, which allows you to recover deleted photos and videos from memory cards, USB pen drives for free. In the paid version, other more advanced functions are also accessible.

Once the program has started, simply click the first button "Image Recovery (Free)". This way, ZAR scans all devices connected to your computer, telling you which media you want to recover the photos from. Select the device you wish to attempt to restore images from and start scanning the drive.

The software also indicates a lot of information related to the support, such as the total capacity, revision, serial number, type of peripheral and type of BUS used. After the scan is complete, it can take several minutes depending on the size of the analyzed drive, all images that can be recovered are listed.

By selecting a photo you can preview the image. By checking the images you want to recover, you can proceed to restore files. At the end of the operation, you can open the folder where the images were saved and view the recovered photos.


The scan can take quite a long time. To reduce the time you can select only a time interval and only a specific interval of MB. For example, if you are sure that you have deleted the photos after a certain date, you can simply narrow your search from that date on, and only to files with a certain number of MB. The scan will then be faster and the software will take less time to provide the list of images that can be restored.


 

Recover deleted photos: conclusions

Image recovery from USB pen drives, memory cards, smartphones and digital cameras it can be performed using various software available online for free.

If you have failed to restore images from devices, you can contact us for advice. We can recover photos and videos from any media.

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