How to Restore Deleted Pictures

By Contributing Writer

You can restore deleted pictures in a few simple steps on a PC running Windows XP, so do not stress if you inadvertently deleted any of your pictures. When you deleted the picture, you did not permanently delete it, but rather sent it to a file called the Recycle Bin, from which you can restore it.

Things You'll Need

  • PC running WIndows XP

Step 1

Go to your computer's desktop screen by minimizing all windows and double-click on the Recycle Bin file.

Step 2

Right-click on the picture you would like to restore.

Step 3

Select the "Restore" option from the resulting menu, which will completely restore any kind of picture file format and place it in its original directory.

Step 4

To view your restored picture, go to the file in which you deleted it. For instance, if you deleted it from the My Pictures folder, go to that folder to view the picture.