How to Find Old Pictures on Facebook?

Learn how to find old pictures on Facebook that have been deleted via three efficient methods on this page. You can also get some relevant tips about photo recovery and transfer.


By Penny / Updated on April 3, 2024

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What does Facebook allow its users to do?

Facebook is an American online social network service that is part of the company Meta Platforms. In 2021, nearly 3 billion users have made it the world’s largest social network.


New users can make profiles, upload photos, join existing groups, or establish new ones. Users also can chat and send private messages to one another. Compared with messages, images are more visual and vivid to render more information to your contacts or friends.

Can you get old photos on Facebook?

For the sake of data security, some users have cultivated a good habit of creating copies. But others might not. Thus, there’re always regrets after deleting meaningful Facebook photos.

At this point, those users are eager to recover deleted Facebook photos.


Where can I find my old photos on Facebook? Or how to find old pictures on Facebook that have been deleted? I want to get some of my deleted photos back. Thanks.

If it happens to be your case, please read further.

How to find old pictures on Facebook that have been deleted?

How to find old Facebook photos? Please get an overview of the following fixes before referring to the targeted one. For example, for the deleted downloaded Facebook photos, the last two approaches are more suitable.

Solution 1. Recover deleted Facebook photos from Facebook archive

Generally speaking, if you delete your shared posts/pictures from Facebook, these items will be automatically and permanently deleted from your Facebook account, our servers, and backup systems.

Please don’t panic because the Facebook archive offers a chance for you to recover deleted Facebook photos.


Similar to the Google Photos Locked Folder, the Facebook archive can make your posts or shared contents invisible to your followers or contacts. But the Facebook archive can keep track of all your shared or private content such as your old deleted photos or videos.

Let’s perform how to find old pictures on Facebook that have been deleted via the steps below.

If your Google Photos Locked Folder missing, get more details on another page. 

Step 1. Go to and log into your Facebook account and password.

Step 2. Click your profile icon and choose Settings & Privacy > Settings > Your Facebook information.


Step 3. Click the “Download your information” button. Then select Data Range, Format, and media quality for download on the information page.


After that, click Create File to download your needed data from your Facebook account.

Solution 2. Recover accidentally & recently deleted Facebook photos from the Recycle Bin

For Facebook file downloads, before permanent deletion, you can recover pictures from Recycle Bin easily. Because this temporary storage place almost can keep all the deleted items before emptying the Recycle Bin. Let’s see how it works.

Step 1. Double-click to open your desktop Recycle Bin and find the deleted picture you want to recover.  

Step 2. Right-click on this image file and select the “Restore” button.


Solution 3. Recover deleted Facebook photos using data recovery software

If there’s no sign of your desired deleted downloaded files in the Recycle Bin, how to recover old deleted photos from your local hard drives?

Only a few users take safeguards precautions to prevent data loss, while the majority of users haven’t taken any data loss prevention measures.

Assuming you’re among the latter group, there’ll be no better way than using leading Windows data recovery tools like MyRecover to find and recover old Facebook pictures.   

Powerful features: Recover deleted & lost MS Office files, folders, compressed files, photos, songs, videos, audio, websites, and hundreds of file types from HDD, USB, SD cards, etc.
Easy-to-find: During Quick Scan and Deep Scan, you can search your desired files by Path, Filename, Date, etc.
Convenient: Retain the original Path, Filename, and Format for the deleted files.   
Excellent compatibility: Support NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, and ReFS file systems.

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Step 1. After launching MyRecover, hover the mouse over the partition that stores your downloaded Facebook pictures before data loss. Then click Scan.


Step 2. You can quickly locate your desired image files according to Name, Path, Date, or Type or wait to view all the deleted & lost files after the scanning process.


Step 3. Go to the Deleted Files/Recycle Bin/Other Missing Files folder and click “Recover x files” to get your needed pictures back.


Relevant Q&A about photo recovery & transfer

When it comes to problems regarding how to find old Facebook photos, this article lists three feasible approaches. Apart from that, there’re some related tips for you.

Penny · Editor
Penny works as an editor at AOMEI Technology, while she's a tester and editor for AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. She enjoys helping users with data recovery issues on Windows and iPhones using simple and practical solutions. Outside of work, she has a strong affection for pets, particularly giant pandas.