A couple months ago, a survey of American households to determine how many people actually suffered some form of data loss. It turned out that 1 out of four people have experienced data loss. Which types of files they value the most is asked. 39% of computer users said that photos were their most valuable data. We can see from the result of this survey that there is a huge demand for photo recovery. Then what to do to recover photos you deleted or lost? I'm here to help.
Photo Recovery Tips and Tricks
1. Do NOT use your computer or media storage device any more if possible.
Once you realize that you have lost or deleted your photos, do not write or save or add anything else even a single file to the hard disk or memory card. When you delete photos, the operating system marks the blocks that the photo existed on as available. The actual photo data is not touched, until and unless a new file is saved on to the disk, which has a chance of over-writing the photo data. Obviously the more files you write to the disk, the greater possible that you may over-write the photos you deleted or lost. Once the photos are overwritten, no way to recover the pictures.
Defragmentation causes blocks to be moved, and the blocks that photos you lost or deleted are in, are more than likely to be over-written.
3. Methods to recover photos.
There are several ways to back up and recover pictures.
Recover pictures from a backup application
If you are a Windows 7 OS user, you can recover pictures from the Windows Backup application.
Click "Start" and then "Control Panel". Next, click "Back up your computer" and click "Restore my files" & "Browse for files".
Double-click the appropriate icons displayed to access the pictures in the backup. Such as "Backup of C:" -> "Users" -> "Public" -> "Pictures" -> "Sample Pictures". Click to select the pictures you desire to get back, then click "Add files". Click "Next".
To change the location where the photos will be saved, click to navigate the folders on the computer. Once the destination folder is selected, click "OK". The pictures are recovered successfully.
Using photo recovery software
Tenorshare Photo Recovery is a professional photo recovery software that can recover lost, deleted, formatted or inaccessible pictures, videos, songs and other audio files from computer, external hard drive, USB flash drive, MP3,MP4 music players, memory card on digital camera and mobile phone, iPod, iPad, iMac, etc. It has two versions, one for Windows users-Tenorshare Photo Recovery, the other one for Mac users-Tenorshare Photo Recovery for Mac. You can get it from http://www.any-data-recovery.com
4. Remember to make backups for your photos.
Regular backup is the most efficient way to avoid photo loss if emergency strikes. By this way you will have no need to worry about photo recovery at all!
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