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Windows 7: delete pictures

29 Apr 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
delete pictures

It seems I have deleted most of my pictures by mistake, is it possible I can retreive them.. or its a lost cause......

please help

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29 Apr 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

It is possible to recover them, where they were located is actually the largest determining factor.
There are some handy undelete tools a free one I've used with varying success is.
Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download
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29 Apr 2012   #3

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

If they are on a partition with System Protection turned on you may be able to recover them using "Previous Versions".

Right click on a folder with missing pictures and select properties. In the properties dialogue select the Previous Versions tab and allow it to populate. You then have the opportunity to either restore the whole folder to a point in time or to open the version and copy back individual files.
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29 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit

In addition you may have not deleted it from Recycle Bin, check there to see if you have the possibility of restoring it. If not follow kado's or Maguscreed's suggestions.
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30 Apr 2012   #5
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

The most important thing when trying to recover any deleted file is to limit your use of the hard drive. Do as little as possible on your PC until the files are recovered, as usage of the drive will overwrite some of the files, making them unrecoverable. Do not install/add anything new to your PC. If possible, run an undelete tool from your FD or CD. Follow the above suggestions and hopefully you can recover most, if not all of the files.
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30 Apr 2012   #6

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

This is true, but if system protection is turned on then all files at the last RP will be recoverable so it is worth looking if you have previous versions before attempting a file recovery program.
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