How to Find Missing Pins and Boards on Pinterest

Jean updated on Feb 22, 2020 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

Deleting or missing Pinterest pins or boards can be found in four ways, including to restore from backup or multiple accounts, to recover from the cached copy, and to apply data recovery software for a try. Try your best to retrieve and find missing pins and boards on Pinterest and good luck.

Are you a Pinterest fan who "Pin" a lot whenever it comes across a web page, picture or video that interests you? I believe most of you are.

As a free social media website, Pinterest attracts users by giving them access to upload, save, sort and manage images as pins, and other media contents such as videos through collections known as boards. For a long time, one commonly asking question becomes noticeable and we think it's time to work on it - how to find missing pins and boards on Pinterest?

In the following, we've collected 4 official ways provided by Pinterest and one reliable file recovery software for you to restore deleted, missing or lost Pins or Boards with ease.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Restore from Backup Open your email inbox and find the link by searching for the name of the board...Full steps
Fix 2. Recover from Accounts Go to https://pinterest.com/logout. Click and follow this link...Full steps
Fix 3. Recover Group Board Find the board that you'd like to join. Click on the board, select "Request to join"...Full steps
Fix 4. Search for A Cached Copy According to Pinterest's suggestion, it said that searching Google for your Pinterest..Full steps
Fix 5. Use Data Recovery Software Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition or device you want to recover...Full steps

Part 1. Pinterest Official Help - Find Missing Boards or Pins

Pinterest uses its own account-based cloud service to store all uploaded shares. However, when you deleted pins and boards, there are no 100% working means proved to retrieve them.

In spite of this, the Pinterest support team still offers 4 official tips to help resolve this issue. Refer to the applicable methods and try to find your missing boars or pins:

#1. Restore Deleted Board from Backup

Sometimes, the sent or shared Pinterest board links via email or social network account can be regarded as a backup. Therefore, you may refer to the below steps to bring the deleted or missing Pinterest boards back from the "Backup":  

Step 1. Open your email inbox and find the link by searching for the name of the board.

Step 2. Open the link you've found, and you'll be told that the board has been deleted. Simply click the Restore button.

Then your deleted board will appear in the Owned by me section on the dashboard.

Pinterest restore from backup

#2. Retrieve Pins and Boards from Multiple Pinterest Accounts

Sometimes, when your pins and boards are missing or look different, you probably may have created another new account.

The best way to solve the problem is to list all your available email addresses and try logging in with each one until you get to the right account and find all missing pins and boards back.

Here are the steps:

Step 1. Go to https://pinterest.com/logout.

Restore Pinterest pins.

Step 2. Click and follow this link: https://pinterest.com/password/reset/.

Search for the email, name or username that is associated with your accounts and type in the column and click "Submit". 

Rest Pinterest password

If you use a name or username, click "This is me" next to your account, and click "Send".

Step 3. Check and confirm the email associated with your accounts, then click "Reset password".

Reset password to restore missing Pinterest pins or boards.

Step 4. Go to https://pinterest.com/login and log in with your email address with new password. Then you can check to see if all missing pins and boards have been found.

#3. Recover Group Board

If your group boards listed on your profile suddenly vanished, it's either because you left the group boards or they were removed by the group board creator.

Therefore, you can try to contact the owner and ask him to invite you again. Or send a join request to the board again.

Here is how to send a request to join a group board:

Step 1. Find the board that you'd like to join.

Step 2. Click on the board, select "Request to join" next to the Follow button.

Once your request gets approved, you'll receive an email and a push notification. There, your group board is back.

#4. Search for A Cached Copy

According to Pinterest's suggestion, it said that searching Google for your Pinterest username and the name of the board or Pin may help you find a cached copy.

Part 2. Pinterest Recovery: Restore Cached Images or Videos on A Local Disk

In addition to the official support for Pinterest recovery, some experienced users are guessing that sometimes they also like to keep a cached copy of Pinterest images or load videos on their local hard disk.

This increases the chance to fully restore lost Pinterest images and videos. If you lost the locally saved files or don't know the location of loaded Pinterest images/videos, grab the last chance by using some third-party data recovery software.

Here, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is able to scan and find all data files that kept on a local disk. Download this software and follow below tutorial steps to bring your Pinterest cashed images or videos back:

Step 1. Choose the location and start scanning.

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition or device you want to recover images from and then click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Select the photos you want to recover.

Wait until the scanning completes and then select the photos you want to recover. To locate the items faster, click "Filter" > "Pictures" or search for images via the search bar.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover photos.

Click "Recover" and choose a location on another disk or device to save the recovered images.

Recover lost data

After saving the found Pinterest images and videos, you can upload them up to your Pinterest account again.

Part 3. Tips to Protect Pinterest Pins and Boards

According to the above solutions, you may know that is really difficult to bring the deleted or missing Pinterest pins or boards. If there is a way that can back up your favored pins or boards will better.

Therefore, here in the following, we've collected some tips to help you back up and protect these items:

# 1. Load and save favored Pinterest images and videos on a local drive

If you have a big drive or an external hard drive with enough space, we'd like to recommend you download and save favored Pinterest images and videos there. This will be easier than trying the so-called "Recovery Methods" provided by Pinterest.

# 2. Save links that you've shared in your email, social network

This is a manual way that may also work if you selectively collect and save the shared links of favored Pinterest pins or boards in your email address or social network account. When your pins or boards are missing, you can try # 1 in Part 1 to effectively restore them. 

 
 

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