How to Find Missing Pins and Boards on Pinterest

Jean updated on Sep 19, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


Deleting or missing Pinterest pins or boards can be found in four ways, including to restore from backup, to recover 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 it" a lot whenever comes across a web page, picture or video that interests you all the time? 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, known 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?

Pinterest Official Help - Find Missing Boards or Pins

Pinterest uses its own account based cloud service to store all uploaded share there, and currently, there are no 100% working means proved to retrieve deleted pins and boards. In spite of the fact, Pinterest support team gives 4 tips that might be applicable.

#1. Restore deleted board from 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 recovered, and you'll be told that the board has been deleted. Simply click the Restore button, after 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

Check if it's all of your pins and boards have gone missing completely.

If yes, you may have accidentally created another new account. The best way to solve the problem out is to list all your available email addresses and try logging in with each one until you get to the right account.

#3. Recover group board by creator's help

At last, for the case that your group boards listed on your profile suddenly vanished, you should know that it's either because you left the group boards or they were removed by the group board creator. So, try to contact the owner and ask him to invite you again.

#4. Search for a cached copy

Try searching Google for your Pinterest username and the name of the board of Pin to see if there's a cached copy.

Pinterest Recovery Guess - Recover Cached images or videos on A Local Disk

In addition to the official support coming with 3 possible Pinterest recovery solutions, some experienced users are guessing that Pinterest keeps a cached copy on their local hard disk, which is hidden somewhere.

So slim the hope is, let's grab the last chance by using some third-party data recovery software. For example, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is able to scan and find all data files that kept on a local disk, if this were the case that Pinterest images and videos were downloaded and kept in the cache folder on your computer hard drive, why not give it a try?

3 steps will tell you the results:

Select a location -> Run and scan -> Check the scanning results and recover.

Scan local saved Pinterest files

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