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Top Ways to Recover Photos on Windows 8 and 8.1

Audrey 2021-03-02 00:33:17 Page View: 842

My friend is a photographer and he often save photos with a SD card. But the other day he deleted his photos by accident and asked me for help. Can he recover photos on Windows 8 and 8.1? Is there any free recovery for photos? The answer is yes. And in this article we will talk about the top ways to recover photos not only from computers or laptops, but also from external devices like SD card, external drive, SSD, etc. The following ways work for Windows 10/ 8/8.1/7/Vista/XP. At last, my friend recovered his photos on Windows 8 with the ways.

Top Ways to Recover Photos on Windows 8 and 8.1

Top ways to recover photos on Windows 8 and 8.1, and more

No. 1: Restore photos from the computer Recycle Bin.

If the deletion time is short, the first try is always to restore from the Recycle Bin.

Recycle Bin recovery is mainly applicable to some temporarily deleted files, such as pressing Delete button mistakenly or at the wrong time, chosen the wrong file, or other unexpected ways. For this kind of accidental deletion of files, the deleted files are generally stored in the recycle bin by default. If you want to recover, just right-click on the file in the recycle bin, and select “restore”.

No 2: Recover photos from the previous backup.

If you have the habit of frequent backup your computer, you will find yourself smart. If you’ve backup your computer before, you can directly recover lost photos from the backup.

No 3: Recover photos with Professional photo recovery software

If you’ve permanently deleted the photos and you haven’t made a backup before, you can still recover with some useful photo recovery tools as well. Take RecoverXData as an example, it’s easy as 1-2-3. Just scan the computer or external device, choose the found files, and restore. Here are the details for the photo recovery steps.

Top Ways to Recover Photos on Windows 8 and 8.1

1. Download the professional photo recovery software, and run the software. Select the recovery mode “Recovery for deleted data”. Select the disk partition where the photo is lost, and select the type of the lost file. And then you can scan the data.

2. When the scanning is completed, you can find the files you need to recover through file thumbnails, file name search and other methods.

3. Choose the right file with the help of preview mode, you can tick the files you hope to recover, and press “Recover” button to save the photos onto your computer.


  1. Please don’t install the software into the same location where you lost your photos. Or the original data may be destroyed.
  2. If you can’t preview, it’s possible that the file is larger than 50MB or the file format is not yet supported. You can recover it first and then check if it’s the one you need.
  3. Please don’t save the recovered photo or files into the location where you lost photos. Or there might cause errors and data damages.

If you lost your photos, please recover them as soon as possible. The earlier you try to recover, the more data you will find. Wish you find the photos you want with the top ways to recover photos on Windows 8 and 8.1.


The earlier the data is scanned, the more data will be recovered.

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