How to Recover Deleted Facebook Photos? 3 Easy Ways

How to recover deleted Facebook photos from computers and phones? Follow the methods in the article to recover deleted Facebook pictures.


By Lora / Updated on April 2, 2024

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Can you get back deleted photos on Facebook?

As the largest social media platform in the world, Facebook is used by millions of users to upload a lot of photos. But unlike others, Facebook doesn’t have a trash bin to save the deleted photos. If you accidentally deleted photos on Facebook, you may wonder whether it is possible to get deleted Facebook photos back.  


After you deleted photos from Facebook, they will be erased from Facebook and others can’t access them anymore. You may think it’s impossible to recover deleted Facebook photos. Fortunately, there are some available methods to perform Facebook photo recovery. This post lists three solutions for you to find the deleted Facebook photos.

4 ways to recover deleted Facebook photos

When you deleted something from Facebook, it will be permanently deleted from your Facebook account. It’s easy to recover deleted Facebook photos via the Facebook archive feature. If you have saved the deleted Facebook photos on computers, you can try professional photo recovery software to get deleted Facebook photos back.

📦Use Facebook archives 

Facebook archives keep the posted record of media content including your desired Facebook photos.

🛒Use the Recycle Bin

Delete Facebook photos from your Windows PC without emptying the Recycle Bin.

📸Use photo recovery tools

After emptying the Recycle Bin, only third-party tools or file backups can get your permanently deleted Facebook photos back.
📃Use a backup If you have kept your Facebook photos as a backup, you can recover deleted Facebook picture from a backup easily.

Method 1. Recover deleted Facebook pictures via Facebook archives

Facebook archives keep the records of media content you have posted. Therefore, if you accidentally deleted photos and videos from Facebook recently, you can manually scan your data to recover deleted Facebook photos. Follow the steps to recover deleted Facebook pictures via archives.

Step 1. Go to via your browser and log in to your Facebook account with your email address and password.

Step 2. Click your profile icon and then select “Settings & Privacy” > “Settings” > “Your Facebook information” .


Step 3. Click “Download your information”. Now you can select Data range, format, and media quality to download a complete copy of your Facebook information including deleted photos.


Step 4. After you download your Facebook archives, you could open the folder named “Facebook-your”. Access your pictures by opening the Photos subfolder. You can check the subfolders to find deleted Facebook photos back.

Method 2. Recover deleted Facebook photos from Recycle Bin

If you have deleted your Facebook photos from your computers, the first place you need to go to is Recycle Bin. Your recently deleted files will be moved to Recycle Bin. If you find your deleted files not in Recycle Bin, you could try the third way to get permanently deleted photos back.

Step 1. Double-click the Recycle Bin icon to open it.

Step 2. Find your deleted Facebook photos by searching or sorting.

Step 3. Right-click the deleted photo you want to recover and select “Restore”.


Method 3. Get deleted Facebook photos back via photo recovery software

When users upload photos to Facebook, they must come from some storage devices, like computers, external hard drives, SD cards, USB flash drives, etc. If you can’t recover deleted Facebook photos via Facebook archives, you can only get the deleted Facebook photos from the original location.

If the photos stored in other places are deleted, you could only use a professional photo recovery tool to find them back. MyRecover will help you get out of any data loss situations.

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Step 1. Launch MyRecover on your computer. Hover the mouse over the partition where stored the deleted Facebook photos, and then click Scan.


Step 2. The software will scan the partition with a quick scan and deep scan. During the scanning process, you can recover what you want.

At this step, you can locate your files quickly with both the search box and filters such as:

  • Type: It will contain all the file types in the local drive, such as images, videos, documents, mails, web pages, compressed files, etc.
  • Date: It supports today, yesterday, last 7 days, last 30 days, and custom.
  • Size: It allows you to filter file size from less than 128KB to 128KB ~1MB to 1MB ~ 512MB and above, or custom.


Step 3. Choose your Facebook photos. Then click on the Recover x files button to begin the recovery process.


  • You need to choose a new location to save recoverable photos to avoid data overwriting.
  • If you want to recover more than 30MB of photos at once in MyRecover, you can consider upgrading to the advanced MyRecover edition.
Powerful Photo Recovery Software


  • Deal with permanently deleted files recovery, formatted file recovery, and other data recovery methods.
  • Recover deleted or lost photos and other files from HDD, SSD, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, etc.
  • Recover more than 200 types of files, including Facebook photos, word documents recovery, Excel, PowerPoint, videos, audios, etc.
  • Compatible with Windows 7/8.1/8/10/11 and Windows Server.

Method 4. Get deleted Facebook photos back from a backup

This is the easiest recovery method, but it requires that you have saved your Facebook photos as a backup before. You can recover data from disk, USB disks, and SD cards that save your Facebook photos. In addition, you may upload Facebook photos to a cloud storage service like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc. They can help you get photos backup as well.

How to recover deleted photos from Facebook on iPhone?

If you accidentally deleted Facebook photos on your iPhone, you can follow the first method to download the Facebook archive via browser. Besides, if you have downloaded the Facebook photos to your iPhone, or uploaded photos to Facebook from your iPhone, you can check the recently deleted folder to find your deleted photos back.

However, if you deleted photos permanently on your iPhone, restoring from iTunes backup or iCloud could find them easily. Otherwise, trying an iOS data recovery tool could be your last resort. MyRecover for iOS assists you in recovering deleted or lost iOS data from iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Download this software to recover deleted Facebook photos on iPhones.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and trust the computer on your iPhone.


Step 2. Click “Scan Now” and then the software will scan your iPhone quickly.


Step 3. Select Photos in the left panel and find the deleted Facebook photos. Then click “Recover” to save photos to the specified location.


FAQ about Facebook photo recovery

Hopefully, you could recover deleted Facebook photos with the methods above. MyRecover is recommended to perform photo recovery well. Except for to solve how to recover deleted photos from Facebook, here are three frequently asked questions about Facebook photo recovery.

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Lora · Editor
Lora is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is also a tester and editor of AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. -- "Keep testing, write the most useful tutorials for helping people recover the lost data for Windows and phones" is the most meaningful thing for her. Dedicated to creating helpful tutorials, she hopes her tutorial can assist users to effortlessly solve data loss problems on their personal computers and mobile phones.