How to Recover Old Photos on Any Device? Quick, Easy & Safe

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Photos are not like other computer files which can be arranged or created again. Photos are those captured moments which are gone! These moments cannot come back. Only memories in shapes of photos remain with us. However, loosing memorable or important photos can be a personal irrecoverable loss for someone.

Hence, the role of a software that can recover old deleted, corrupted, or lost photos becomes very important. Furthermore, it will become a million-dollar question for the person, whose photos are lost, that how to get old pictures back? So, without further delay, let's understand how to recover old photos.

1How to Recover Old Photos from Windows/Mac

AnyRecover is the ultimate reliable Windows/Mac data recovery software that can recover almost anything including old photos. AnyRecover is better among all as it can recover deleted, lost, formatted or corrupted files from any device with over 98% recovery rate. Furthermore, it can recover more than 1000 types of files with complete safety in a risk-free private protected interface.


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Features of iMyFone AnyRecover:        

It can recover your precious photos and data in almost any scenarios like accidentally deleted files, operating system crashes, recycle bin is emptied, formatted devices/drivers, etc.

It can recover from any PCs or storage media in simple select, scan and recovery procedure.

More than 1000 files types are supported including document, video, email, photo, audio and others.

Fully and deeply scan your drive to trace lost files which might be hidden.

It allows you to preview the scanned files before recovery hence to recover files selectively.

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Steps to Recover Old Deleted Pictures with AnyRecover

It is very easy to recover old photos with the help of AnyRecover. Following are five easy steps to recover any type of data from any device.

Step 1. Launch AnyRecover and select “Deleted Files Recovery” mode.

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Step 2. Select the location where you have lost data from the shown locations and click "Next".

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Step 3. Select the file type like photo, audio or video and click “Scan”.

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Step 4. Let the scanning of the location be done.

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Step 5. Now preview the files and after selecting the required files click “Recover”. Furthermore, if you do not find the required files then click “All-Round Recovery”.

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2How to Get Old Pictures Back on iPhone - iTunes Backup

If the data in your device was confidential or you simply want to get back all the data in one go without extracting some photos then it is better to simply restore the backup from your iPhone using iTunes Backup. Always remember! Restoring backup will overwrite the existing data on your device so copy the important data first.

Following are simple steps to recover old photos from iPhone using iTunes Backup:

Step 1: Connect iPhone to the computer by using a USB cable.

Step 2: If iTunes doesn’t open automatically, launch it.

Step 3: Look for your device icon and click it when it appears on iTunes.

Step 4: Click “Restore Backup”.

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Step 5: Choose the required backup and click “Restore”.

Step 6: Keep your device connected, it will restart and then sync again.

3How to Recover Old Photos from Android Phone - Cloud Backup

It is easy to recover old photos from Android Phone using Cloud Backup as most cloud and photos app offer cloud back feature. Even if someone deletes the photos then there are high chances that it can be recovered from cloud backup of that app.

Recovering Photos from Google Photos

To recover photos from Google Photos, simply open the app, select trash or bin from the sidebar. Now long-press on the images you want to recover and hit “Restore".

Recovering Photos from Microsoft OneDrive

Open the app of Microsoft OneDrive and go to Me > Recycle Bin. Select the required files and click the “Restore” icon.

4Bonus: How to Prevent Further Photo Loss?

The first thing to remember is to ensure that don’t store the files on the storage device on which your lost data was as the new data will be overwritten and permanently deleted.

Another step, which one should take to prevent further photo losses is to backup significant data.

Lastly, one should always think twice before deleting photos and nothing should be deleted in hurry.


In conclusion, photos are one of the most important personal assets for someone and one should try every possible way like thinking twice, taking backups and preventive measures to prevent the loss of photos. However, if the photos are deleted, corrupted or damaged, then there is no need to panic as there are software like iMyFone AnyRecover that can recover your photos from any device without going into exhaustive and painfully difficult procedures.

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By  Alva Doris , to Deleted Files Recovery

Updated on Dec 01, 2020

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