How to Recover Deleted Screenshots on Windows 10/8/7

If you have lost your print screenshots on Windows 10/8/7 due to accidental deletion, storage device formatting, system corruption or other uncertain issues, you can use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover the deleted screenshots without effort.

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I'm looking for a way to recover screenshots on Windows 10.

"Hi, if you are a game player, you might have the same trouble as me. Several days ago I took some screenshots with PrintScreen that I needed for references to make something onto one of my games. But all the screenshots disappeared unexpectedly. I searched over on my computer, and nothing's found! Is there a way that I can use to recover lost or deleted screenshots?"

When you use a Windows computer, there is a quick way to copy the contents of what you see on your screen by using the Print Screen key. When you press the Ctrl + Print Screen combination or Print Screen only, it saves an image of the screen contents to the Windows Clipboard. Then, you need to paste the contents of the Clipboard into an image editor and save as JPG/JPEG/PNG file format.

Can Windows Print Screenshots Be Recovered

Whether you can recover the screenshots or not depends on how you lose them. As said before, when you press Ctrl+Print Screen, your computer will save the screenshots to the Windows clipboard temporarily. If you don't paste and save the image timely, the clipboard will replace the previous data when a new one is copied or cut. On this occasion, it is not possible to recover the screenshot.

However, if you have stored the screenshots on your computer, and lost them due to human errors. For example, accidental deletion, storage device formatting, system corruption or other uncertain issues, you can recover the deleted screenshots successfully with a professional data recovery tool, like EaseUS data recovery software demonstrated below.

Your Deleted Screenshots Recovery Software

  • Recover lost or deleted files, documents, photos, audio, music, emails effectively
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  • Support data recovery for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, system crash under different situations

How to Recover Deleted Screenshots on Windows 10/8/7

To recover deleted or lost screenshots, we highly recommend you try EaseUS hard drive recovery software. With this powerful data recovery program, you can restore the deleted photos and images from HDD, SSD, USB flash drive, external hard drive, pen drive, and more. Now, download this green and  graphical interface software, then recover screenshots on Windows computer with a few clicks.

Step 1. Choose the location and start scanning

Hover on partition or storage device where you deleted pictures, then click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Select the pictures you want to recover

Once the scanning completes, you can select the deleted pictures. To locate the target photos faster, click "Filter" > "Pictures" > Check tree view (It will show image results only.) .

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover the deleted pictures

Click "Recover" and choose a location on another hard drive to save the desired pictures.

Recover lost data

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is one of the top-rank data recovery tools on Windows or macOS computers. If you need to recover iPhone screenshots, you can resort to EaseUS iOS data recovery software for help. 

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Written by Jean

Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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