How can I get deleted pictures back after 2 years?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

To recover deleted pictures after 2 years, there are a few methods you can try. Please note that the chances of successful recovery may vary depending on several factors such as the storage device, the length of time since deletion, and any subsequent activities on the device. Here are a few possible solutions:

1. Check cloud storage: If you have been using cloud storage services like Google Photos, Dropbox, or iCloud, there’s a possibility that your deleted pictures might still be available in these platforms. Open the respective apps or websites, sign in with your account credentials, and check if the deleted pictures are present in the trash or bin. If they are, you can restore them to your device.

2. Use a data recovery software: There are various data recovery software available for both computer and mobile devices that can help you retrieve deleted pictures. These tools work by scanning your device’s storage and attempting to recover any deleted files. Some popular options for Android include DiskDigger, Dr.Fone, and MobiSaver. Install one of these apps from the Google Play Store, follow the instructions provided, and perform a deep scan to search for and recover the deleted pictures.

3. Connect your device to a computer: If you have previously backed up your Android phone to a computer using software such as Samsung Smart Switch or Android File Transfer, there’s a chance that the deleted pictures are still present in the backup. Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable, open the backup software, and explore the backup files to locate and restore the deleted pictures.

4. Check SD card or external storage: If the deleted pictures were stored on an SD card or external storage device, remove it from your device and connect it to a computer using a card reader or adapter. Use data recovery software like Recuva, PhotoRec, or EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to scan the SD card and attempt to recover the deleted pictures.

5. Seek professional help: If the above methods do not yield satisfactory results, you may consider reaching out to professional data recovery services. These services specialize in recovering data from various storage devices and may have advanced techniques to retrieve deleted pictures even after a long period of time. However, please note that professional data recovery services can be quite expensive.

Remember, the sooner you attempt to recover deleted pictures, the higher the chances of success. It’s also important to avoid using the device or storage media where the pictures were deleted to minimize the risk of overwriting the deleted data.