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Retrieve Images that Recently Deleted, Formatted within Minutes

Oct. 13, 2013 11:06 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to Data Recovery Tips
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Disaster, my computer ate all of my photos! For most of you - computer users for a specific length of time, you may have such a frustrating experience. You deleted your precious images, somehow it skips your Recycle Bin altogether. They are disappeared from your computer, but not the ether. There's a very good chance that your images are still intact on your hard drive - you just need to know how to find it.

When you delete an image, what your operating system does is to mark the space on your hard drive that your image occupies as free space that can be overwritten. The data of this image is still there. That means you should use your computer as little as possible until you find the image you are looking for. Since every time you use your computer, the system will create new files when you boot your system or program - every time your computer writes information to your hard drive, your chances of retrieving images go down.

With the right tools, finding and recovering that deleted images can be as simple as a few clicks of your mouse. Image Retrieval is your best choice to retrieve images that you deleted, formatted or lost from computer's hard drive, camera, mobile phone, memory card, USB, external hard drive, and other portable devices. If you are using Mac OS X, Image Retrieval for Mac can do you a favor.

Here you can find how to retrieve images on both Windows and Mac. Only 3 steps, you can accomplish the process of retrieving images which you lost:

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Part One: How to Retrieve Images on Windows PC?

Step 1: Select the Drive

For retrieving images from portable devices like memory card, you need to connect your device to your computer before launch this program. Then run this program, all the drives (including portable devices) will be displayed on the interface. Select the one where you lost images, and choose "Photo". Then click "Scan".

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Step 2: Preview & Select Deleted Images

For seconds, it lists all the recovered images on this drive. All the images are categorized by format, so you can find the ones you need to recover. Moreover, you can preview them to check whether they are your need by highlighting each respectively. Select them and click "Recover".

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Step 3: Save Retrieved Images

In this step, you need to select a directory to save the recovered pictures. You are forbidden to save them to the partition where you lost your pictures before.

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Part Two: How to Retrieve Images on Mac OS X including Mountain Lion10.8?

In fact, the process of how to retrieve images on Mac with Mac Image Retrieval on Mac are similar to the above steps: Firstly, select the partition where you lost your images. Secondly, select "Photo". Thirdly, preview and select the images you need to retrieve. Fourthly, Save the retrieved images.

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