JPG Recovery: How to Recover Deleted or Lost JPG/JPEG Files

Daisy updated on Nov 10, 2020 to Data Recovery Resouce | How-to Articles

Your JPG file may get deleted, formatted, or lost due to many possible reasons. Fortunately, with the photo recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, you can not only recover the JPG/JPEG/PNG files and but also repair the corrupted JPG/JPEG files during the recovery. Get the software to perform JPG recovery right now.

Overview of JPG Recovery
What Causes The Loss of JPG/JPEG Files
How to Recover JPG or JPEG Files
Recover JPG/JPEG from Recycle Bin

JPG or JPEG, short for Joint Photographic Experts Group, is a compression standard form digital images. JPG/JPEG has the benefits of high resolution, small file size, and adjustable compression. It is one of the most popular digital photo formats that is widely used on digital cameras, mobile phones, and the internet. When you take photos using a digital camera or mobile device, the images will be saved with the .jpg or .jpeg file extension by default or you can set to save the pictures as JPG/JPEG files. Besides, as the commonest format for photos, JPG/JPEG files are compatible with most of the sites and services. 

Overview of JPG Recovery

Speaking of JPG recovery, what users care about most is how can I recover JPG/JPEG files? The key to recovering JPG files is whether there is data overwriting after deleting the photos. If there's not, you can get back the lost files from the recycle bin or take advantage of data recovery software. If the data overwriting occurs, the possibility of recovering your lost data is pretty low.

What Causes The Loss of JPG/JPEG Files

Given the widespread application of JPG/JPEG, the loss of JPG or JPEG files is almost inevitable. Whether your JPG/JPEG files are stored on digital cameras, mobile phones, and other devices, or on storage media such as computer hard drives, USB, and memory cards, these photos may be lost due to the following reasons:

  • Accidental deletion
  • Storage device formating
  • Virus attacks or malware infection
  • Other accidents like a power failure or system crash

The good news is that you can perform JPG/JPEG recovery with the hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

How to Recover JPG or JPEG Files

Whether you want to recover photos from cameras, computer hard drives, or external storage devices, you can use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to retrieve the lost JPG/JPEG files. In addition to JPG/PNG, the EaseUS JPG recovery tool also helps to recover photos in other formats, including PNG, BMP, GIF, MRW, DCR, WMF, RAW, SWF, SVG, DNG, etc. It also supports users to repair corrupted photos, the corrupted JPG/JPEG files will be repaired automatically during the recovery process. 

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a powerful tool that can do much more than JPG recovery. It can:

  • Recover almost all existing file types, including photos, videos, audio files, documents, Adobe files, etc.
  • Recover lost data from computer hard drives, external hard drives, USBs, memory cards, camcorders, digital cameras, video players...
  • Recover files after deletion, formatting, emptying Recycle Bin, partition loss, hard disk damage, and other tough data loss situations

Now please download the software on your computer and follow the detailed guide below to start.

Step 1. Choose the location and start scanning.

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on partition or storage device where you deleted 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 deleted photos you want to recover. To locate the target photos faster, click "Filter" > "Pictures".

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover the deleted photos.

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

Recover lost data

Recover JPG/JPEG from Recycle Bin

If you lost the JPG files on your computer due to accidental deletion, and you don't empty the recycle bin after deleting, you can get back your photos from the recycle bin. Here are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Enter the recycle bin on your computer.

Step 2. Find the picture that you want to recover.

Step 3. Right-click the picture and choose "Restore".

Recover Pictures from Recycle Bin

The Bottom Line

When unexpected photo loss happens, what you should do first is stop using the storage device to avoid data overwriting and apply data recovery software to perform JPG/JPEG/PNG recovery immediately, which ensures a high success rate. It's worth mentioning that EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can also help to restore corrupted JPG/JPEG files during the recovery. It works unnoticedly but helps you greatly. Get the software and retrieve your photos within minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. 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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