GIMP File Recovery: Recover Unsaved/Deleted/Lost GIMP Photos or Files

Tracy King updated on Jan 02, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


This article provides professional GIMP file recovery software and manual method to help you effectively recover deleted, unsaved, formatted or lost GIMP files and photos from Windows PC with simple steps. Free download to recover lost GIMP photos, images and files with ease now.

Recover lost/deleted/formatted GIMP files with GIMP file recovery software
Restore lost GIMP files from backups

GIMP, a top-ranked free photo edit software, serves users with magnificent photo editing effects and features. According to most users, GIMP seems really helpful with their files and photos. Users can use this software to beautify their personal selfies, business images or even party post. However, due to careless operation, virus attacking or even system crash, it's quite easy for users to lose GIMP photos and files.

So how to recover deleted, unsaved or lost GIMP photos and files?

Note: Don't do anything to the hard drive where you lost GIMP files before you find a way to restore lost them.

Method 1. Recover lost/deleted/formatted GIMP files with GIMP file recovery software

If you don't have any GIMP file backups, you can apply professional file recovery software to restore all lost, deleted or formatted GIMP files and photos with ease. 

Professional GIMP file recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is exactly what you need. If your lost GIMP files are less than 2GB, you can directly try its free version - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition. If lost GIMP files are over 2GB, you can free download it right here now and purchase a serial key to activate it with unlimited data recovery capacity. 

Let's see how to recover lost, deleted, formatted or unsaved GIMP files with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard now:


Step 1: Choose the location

Download and open the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. When you open it, you can see all of the disks and partitions on your computer, select the disk partition or storage location where you deleted your files.

select the location

Step 2: Click Scan

Click the "Scan" button. The scanning process starts as long as you click Scan.

click scan

Step 3: Click Recover

After the scanning process, click the "Deleted files" option on the left panel. You can see all of the deleted files, select the desired files.

Preview the wanted data and click "Recover" to navigate a secure location or device to bring the deleted files back. Click "OK" to finish.

click recover

Method 2. Restore lost GIMP files from backups

If you have created backups for GIMP files, you can follow below path to find lost GIMP photos now:


If you don't find them in specific path, you can also follow to restore lost GIMP files from backup with below steps:

  • Open GIMP and click File;
  • Click Recent and go to Document History;

There you'll be able to find all your recent GIMP photos and files in the Document History. Then you can copy and save them into a secure spot in your PC, even reuse them again. 


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Frequently Asked Qusetions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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