Photo Recovery

Lost your photos? Don't panic. Try our easy recipe to recover your digital photos.

Difficulty: Level 1 (easy peasy)

Hands On Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 media with photos you need to recover
  • 1 PC - laptop or desktop
  • ReclaiMe File Recovery software


  1. Connect the media to a PC.
  1. Download, install, and launch ReclaiMe File Recovery.
  1. Select the media and click Start.

Typically, your device is listed under USB devices section.

  1. Preview several recovered photos.
  1. Buy the license key and activate the software.
  1. Select the top-level folder and click Save. Point to some location on the PC, NOT on the media you are recovering.

Expert tips

  • To recover photos you can use any computer including a laptop because this task has modest system requirements. Additionally, a modern laptops often come with a built-in card reader where you can put your card in.
  • If your PC does not have a built-in card reader, you should get a standalone one, like one of these.
  • In photo recoveries, you'd better wait till 100% of the media is scanned.
  • Fairly often you can see some recovered photos in RAW folder to which ReclaiMe File Recovery puts files and fragments which cannot be placed to the original folder tree. Typically, most of the files in RAW folder are of low quality; however, you still look through it just in case something important is there.
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