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

Jean updated on Jul 18, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

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.

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.

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.

First, get to know some useful features when you recover deleted pictures:

Filter: it provides a quick way to wanted files. To find wanted pictures, choose "Graphics" in the Filter list.

Search: search for an exact file name or file type. For example, type .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, etc. in the search box to search for the specific types of pictures.

Second, follow a detailed guide to recover deleted pictures:

 

Step 1: Choose a location.

Choose the drive with the correct drive letter (it can be a local disk or an external device) and click the Scan button.

select the location

Step 2: Scan the lost data.

It won't take long for EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to find deleted contents on the selected drive. Soon, the "Deleted files" result comes out. After the scan is over, there are many scan results showing up under different categories.

click scan

Step 3: Filter pictures and recover.

Use the Filter feature to quickly filter picture files from the results. Also, search for a file name and file type in the Search bar. In the end, select the wanted pictures and click the Recover button.

click recover

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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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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