[2022 Tips] How to Recover Deleted JPEG Files on Windows PC

What should you do if you accidentally deleted JPEG files from your computer, SD card, etc.? Don't worry, we've got three ways for you to recover deleted JPEG files on Windows PC right here. Choose based on your preferences.


By Demi / Updated on April 3, 2024

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What should you do after accidentally deleting JPEG files?

Photos that are taken and saved as JPEG or other format are supposed to capture passing experiences. However, they may be lost or mistakenly destroyed for a variety of reasons. You may have deleted them accidentally, or they may have been lost due to system crashes, malware assaults, and other factors. Fortunately, there is a chance that you will be able to safely recover deleted or JPEG files.

JPEG Format

The three methods below can all be workable to recover JPEG files on kinds of storage devices, like SD card, USB, etc. If you need to recover photos from USB drive, SD card, external hard drive, etc., please plug it into your computer in advance.

Warm tip: If you have lost data, please stop using the partition/disk that you used to save JPEG files; otherwise, if new data overwrites the deleted files, there is no way to recover them.

Way 1. Recover deleted JPEG files from Recycle Bin

If the deleted JPEG files were saved on your computer, the Recycle Bin should be the first place to go to look for deleted files on Windows computer. Deleted JPEG and other files are kept here for a period time or until being emptied.

You can double click the Recycle Bin icon to open it. Then, find the JPEG files you’d like to recover, and click Restore to get JPEG files back.

Recycle Bin Restore

Way 2. Recover deleted JPEG files using Windows backup feature

This method can only be available if you have backed up your JPEG files using the Windows Backup and Restore tool. To safeguard all your data, it is highly recommended you to backup files on Windows PC regularly.

Follow the instruction below to know how to recover deleted JPEG files from Windows backup. If no backup files are available, proceed to way 3 to recover photos on PC.

Step 1. Right-click the Windows Start button and go to Control Panel > Choose System and Maintenance > Click Backup and Restore (Windows 7) > Choose Restore my files or Restore all user’s files depending on your Windows version.

Restore My Files

Step 2. Select Browse for files or Browse for folders to search for JPEG files you want to recover. Select the photos and click Restore to retrieve them.

Browse For Files To Restore

Way 3. Recover deleted JPEG files via photo recovery software

The most compatible way to recover deleted JPEG files from different storage space is, of course, to make use of a professional data recovery tool. MyRecover is highly recommended for restoring permanently deleted files on Windows computers without a backup.


▶ Recover deleted JPEG files from internal & external hard drives, SSDs, SD cards, USB flash drives, and other storage media.
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▶ Keep the original file path and name of deleted files.
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Free download the JPEG/JPG file recovery software on your computer, and recover deleted JPEG files from SD card, USB, hard drive, etc. in three simple steps.

Step 1. Launch MyRecover on your computer > hover the mouse over the disk where the deleted JPEG files were stored before > Click Scan to continue.

Select Partition To Scan

Step 2. Wait for the process to finish scanning. All your lost files will be listed in different folders. You can also search specific files in the search bar.

Scan Lost Data

Step 3. Find and select the JPEG files you deleted > Click Recover files > Finally, choose a destination to save them.

Recover Lost Data


That’s all for the three methods to recover deleted JPEG files on Windows PC. To make sure you can get all deleted JPEG and other types of files back, MyRecover must be one of the best choice for you. If this guide helps you, please share it with others.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.