Friday, October 16, 2009

Restore Deleted Photos

Just recently I accidentally deleted some of my photos in my hard disk.

What happens if the photos cannot be found in the recycle bin?

Can you still retrieve those precious baby photos? Can you restore deleted Photos?

Birthday Por

Before you panic, there is good news for all you parents out there!

Pictures speak a thousand words, and I can’t imagine losing photos like these!

Please don’t fret, as anything is possible in this computer world.

Well, I went to and I found this program called Pandora Recovery

This program is highly rated by the CNET editors as well as users alike (Gets a near 5 star rating)

cnet pandora recovery

Best of all, this program is TOTALLY FREE!

It can not only retrieve photos from your hard disk, but also from your SD/CF cards as well. Therefore, even if you overwrite your photos in your SD card, you can still retrieve them!

Just how powerful is this program?

Currently, I use a company notebook. When I took over the notebook a year ago, I deleted away the previous users photos.

Guess what?

After using the program, I saw the previous user’s photos and any photos before that as well.

What’s more – you don’t need to be a computer genius to use this program. The interface is simple and easy to use.

So no need to key in any codes, or interface with any funny and weird symbols :)

It is no wonder that the computer geeks can retrieve anything from your notebook.

Remember the series “Prison Break”, the FBI was still able to retrieve information from Scofield’s Hard Disk, despite the fact that he had thrown it in the river!

Well, the good side is that – don’t despair!

We may make mistakes, but the photos are still retrievable.


David said...

That is a nice story....

Just to add a little extra information to this with a couple of important points to clarify...

You can often recover deleted pictures from a PC, camera memory card, USB Memory stick or even your phone.

BUT, to increase the chances of being able to recover pictures after they have been deleted you must not save any new photos, files or data to it.

When you delete pictures (or any files) from a memory card or USB memory device the data itself isn’t deleted, just the file system pointers that says where the data for those files is located.

The area where the deleted picture data was stored is also now marked as free space so it is available to the system for any new files to be written there instead.

If and when new files overwrite the data of the old deleted files, then it is too late to recover your deleted pictures so it is very, very important that new pictures or files aren’t saved to the memory card in the meantime.

One of the easiest ways to see if your deleted pictures can be recovered is to try some photo recovery software as you did.

One tip is to try a demo version of a commercial product that will scan the device for deleted pictures and show you exactly what pictures can be recovered.

That will show you if you can recover the deleted pictures or if it’s too late already.

You can find more useful information on how to recover deleted photos from a PC, camera card etc at

I hope that's useful info.

Hann Hann said...

not hann but Hann's Mummy said...

wow. wish i'd known about this earlier.

accidentally deleted photos from Hann's papa's SD card some time ago.

Ed or Edmund Tay said...


Thanks for the helpful hints.


Ya...I used to think that they are totally lost as well! :)

MJ said...

This can be quite dangerous though. Ed, any idea how to delete everything in the computer/laptop completely before selling/giving it away?

Ed or Edmund Tay said...

Ed - MJ

Not that i know of...Must really ask a real techno geek to give us his views.

on a lighter note- i have watched movies where they have smashed the hard disk and thrown it into the fire...:)

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