Get Your PNG Files Back, Recover Deleted or Lost PNG Pictures

Photos and pictures contain lots of precious memories and important information. For images, there are various formats, such as JPG, JPEG, PNG, etc. If you deleted your images by accident, and those images happen to be PNG files, this article will help you recover them back.

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Not often, but sometimes, due to accidental deletion, device storage format, or storage device damage, you might lose important PNG images. What should I do without any preparation? Fortunately, there are several ways to recover lost PNG files.

Overview of PNG Files Recovery

PNG is short for Portable Network Graphics, it is a graphics file format. Many images or screenshots are usually in PNG format. It is especially used to provide high-quality image display output. Just like any other data loss situation, you may lose PNG files due to multiple reasons. Here, we have listed some common reasons for missing PNG files:

  • Accidental/Intentional deletion
  • Virus attack affects PNG files
  • Abrupt interruption while transferring PNG files
  • Physical damage to the device containing the PNG file
  • Format the PNG files storage device
  • System crash

No matter you have lost the PNG files for what reason, in the next part, we will introduce an efficient method for you to recover the deleted or lost PNG files.

Recover deleted or lost png files

How to Recover Deleted or Lost PNG Files

If you have permanently deleted the PNG files or lost those files due to a system crash or virus attack, then you can't find those files in the Recycle bin on your computer. This is when you need to seek help from delicate data recovery software.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is such a tool. It is an all-in-one data recovery tool that has helped millions of users over the past 17 years. It is very easy to use for both beginners and experts and supports recovering over 1000 file types, including PNG. 

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

  • Recover lost files after deleting, OS crash, virus attack, etc.
  • Apart from lost files, it also supports recovering RAW partition and formatted data.
  • Automatically repair corrupted files during the recovery process.
  • Users can preview lost files before the actual recovery.

Now download and launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your computer, then follow the guide below to see how to perform PNG recovery with this tool.

Step 1. Choose the location and start scanning

Select the device location from which you want to recover photos, then click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Select the photos you want to recover

Wait until the scanning completes, then select the photos you want to recover. To locate the pictures faster, click "Filter" > "Pictures" > Check tree view on the left side (The results will list Pictures only. ) or type file extension on the search box. 

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover photos

Click "Recover" and choose a location on another hard drive to save the recovered photos.

Recover lost data

Note: If your PNG file is corrupted, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will also repair the corrupted PNG images automatically during recovery.

You can also watch this video tutorial to check how to recover and repair images with EaseUS.

How to Prevent PNG Files from Losing

Data loss is always an annoying problem. Without preparation, users always felt panicked and helpless when they find their data had disappeared. To avoid this situation from happening again, we strongly recommend you back up your data regularly. The best way to protect your data is to back it up to a cloud service or an external hard drive.

Speaking of backup methods, if the only way you know is to copy and paste what you need to an external hard drive, then you may need to upgrade your backup knowledge.

EaseUS Todo Backup is designed to help novice users to back up their data as easily as possible. With this tool, you only need to select the data you want to protect and make a schedule, and then the tool will automatically back up your data. Here are the detailed steps.


  • Connect your external hard drive to your computer.
  • Download EaseUS Todo Backup

Step 1. Launch EaseUS backup software and choose the File option on the main window.

click file bakup to back up files to external hard drive

Step 2. Select the files or folders you want to backup. Then click "Destination" to select the external hard drive as the backup storage location.

You can also enter "Plan name" and "Description" for specifying your file backup.

set the destination to save your backup


Click "File Type" if you want to specify certain types of files to backup. Here, multiple types of files including Documents Files, E-mail, Financial Files, Music Files, Picture Files, and Video Files, etc can be selected. 

select the file type

You can also click Add to add a new file type, in Add New Type window, you input Type Name and corresponding file type.

Step 3. Click the "Schedule" option to open the Backup Scheme window, here you can create a scheduled backup plan to backup files later, daily, weekly, monthly or upon event.

automatically back up files

The schedule is to create an automatic backup plan. It is not a prerequisite for backup. 

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to back up folders or files to the external hard drive.

Recover Deleted PNG Files Now!

For data recovery, the sooner you start recovering the lost data, the greater the possibility. Therefore, when you find that the PNG file is missing, first, please check your Recycle bin, you may have a little chance to recover the PNG image from here. If you are unable to recover from the Recycle Bin, please download the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard immediately and start recovering PNG files with its powerful recovery function.

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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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