Free Ways to Recover Deleted Files/Photos/Videos from Laptop

Did you ever get in trouble when deleting or losing valuable files/images/videos from laptop. You can easily restore them if they are in recycle bin, but what if not? In general, your precious files/photos/videos may be deleted or lost for these reasons:

  1. Click “Shift+Delete” to permanently erase files from laptop bypassing recycle bin;
  2. Delete files in recycle bin when it is full;
  3. Empty recycle bin unintentionally;
  4. Laptop infected via virus;
  5. Reset laptop to restore factory settings;
  6. Set not to move deleted files to recycle bin or deleted from portable hard disks.

Keep calm if you encounter those situations. And you’d better not write new files to where the data gets deleted from your laptop before taking measures of recovery. Just try those two methods to recover deleted files/photos/videos from laptop.

Recover Deleted Files/Photos from Laptop with Files Recovery Software

If you have no backup of your files, you can try RePicvid Free Photo Recovery to recover deleted files/photos/videos from laptop like Asus, Toshiba, HP, Samsung, Acer, Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft’s Surface, etc. It also supports various storage devices, such as hard drive, memory card, SD card, etc.

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Step 1 : Select the Drive Disk on Laptop Where You Deleted Files/Photos/Videos

Run RePicvid and choose “Photo/Graphic” or “All File Types” recovery. Next, click on the location where your files existed.

Select the Drive Disk on Laptop Where You Deleted Files/Photos/Videos

Step 2: Scan the Laptop Disk for Deleted Files

Check file format in “Advanced Settings”, and then scan all files/pictures on laptop. Wait patiently for the results during scanning because it may takes several minutes.

Scan the Laptop Disk for Deleted Files

Step 3: Preview & Recover Deleted Files/Photos from Laptop

After scanning is over, you could preview the “deleted” items and select those you want to recover. Finally, save them onto another folder of laptop disk.

Preview & Recover Deleted Files/Photos from Laptop

Restore Deleted Files on Laptop from Backup

Windows has built-in “Backup and Restore” tools, while Mac OS has Time Machine. If you’ve recently created a backup, it would be much easier to restore deleted files from laptop. Now, it’s the time to check for a copy of the file you deleted (Windows for example).

  1. Click “Start” menu and open Control Panel.
  2. Select System and Security > Backup and Restore > Restore my files.
  3. After that, you could save the files to its original location or a new folder.

Restore Deleted Files on Laptop from Backup

You can also check previous versions. Just navigate to the folder that contained your files, right-click it, and select “Restore” previous versions. Or view backups that have been created and click the “Open” button to browse them. Thus, you may find a backup copy of your important file.

Restore Deleted Files on Laptop from Backup

How to Backup Files on Laptop

When your deleted files/photos are recovered, bear in mind to back them up. There are several ways to back up your laptop. Click Start menu and open Control Panel. Select System and security, then do one of the following:

  1. Backup and Restore > Set up backup.
  2. Select Backup and Restore. In the left panel, click Create a system image.
  3. System > System Protection > Create.

Note: It is recommended to save the backup to an internal hard drive on laptop. Moreover, you can simply make a copy of your important file onto an external disk or a cloud storage service like Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, etc.

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