How to Recover Deleted Facebook Photos


When you accidentally press the Delete button on Windows and Mac, you know you can recover deleted images from Recycle Bin/Bin. But can the same thing be done when using Facebook?

The answer is no because Facebook doesn’t have a Bin or Recycle. Does it mean there is no way to recover deleted Facebook photos? Well, that’s a question for another day as this post will explain how to recover deleted Facebook photos.

Over the years, as a social media platform, Facebook has established a reputation and market presence. Due to this people trust it & use it to upload and share pictures. However, when a photo or video is deleted from here, they are gone forever (that’s what you know). However, if we say, we know certain methods and a tool using which you can recover deleted photos. I know you must be excited to know about it. So, without any further, let’s get started and learn more about how to retrieve deleted photos from Facebook.

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How to Recover Deleted Facebook Photos?

Using Facebook’s excellent archive feature that allows saving a copy of all posts, pictures, videos, and information you can easily restore deleted Facebook photos. Alongside this, there are other photo recovery apps that help retrieve deleted photos.

Now that we’ve disclosed the secret of how to recover deleted Facebook Photos, let us learn how to do it step-by-step.

Method 1 – Recovering Deleted Photos on Facebook via Facebook Archives

Time Required: 05 minutes

The social media platform Facebook keeps photos, videos, and posts long after you have deleted them. Let’s figure out the ways to get them back using Facebook Archives.

Step 1: Go to and sign in to your Facebook account.

Log in Facebook
Step 2: Go to your accounts setting page by clicking the down arrow and selecting the Settings & Privacy option > Settings > Your Facebook information >Download your information.

Settings & Privacy option

select download your information
Step 3: Go to the information page to view Facebook account data. Select the Date Range, Format, and media quality for download.

After this, click Create File to download the data from your Facebook account.

download your information

Step 4: Click the Download button to get the file & find the deleted Facebook images.

This is how you can get lost photos, posts, and other data using these simple steps. However, if you deleted your Facebook account or didn’t remember the details, and the images are deleted from Facebook Archive, then? To retrieve deleted photos on Facebook, we suggest using the second method.

See This- How to Recover Deleted Video from Hard Drive

Method 2 – Restoring Data from the Recycle Bin

When a file saved on a PC is mistakenly deleted, the first thing you should do is, check the Recycle Bin. So, let’s learn how to restore deleted Facebook folders from the Recycle Bin. This step will work when Recycle Bin is emptied.

1. On your Desktop, look for the Recycle Bin icon.
2. Double click to open it.
3. Here, check for the deleted Facebook images and folder. When located select them > right-click > Restore.

Restore Tab

If the Recycle Bin is wiped or the folder is not in the Recycle Bin, we suggest you try using Photos Recovery. It is a powerful tool that helps restore permanently deleted images saved on a PC. The recovery tool helps retrieve permanently deleted images & video files. Also, using it, you can recover media files from an encrypted drive (BitLocker), formatted hard drive, and more.

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Method 3 – Recover Deleted Facebook Photos Using Photos Recovery

To keep data protected and avoid facing unforeseen data loss situations, keeping data backup is suggested. However, what can you do due to a shortage of space or human error if the data is deleted from external or internal hard drives or USB Flash drives? This is when the Photos Recovery tool comes into play. With the help of this tool, you can recover permanently deleted photos & videos. This application offers different scanning modes and is easy to use.

Steps to restore deleted Facebook photos from your PC or USB drive:

Step 1: Download & install the Photos Recovery tool

Step 2: Run the application & select the drive where Facebook folder was saved.

select local disk D
Step 3: For in-depth scanning, we suggest running the Deep Scan.

select deep scan
Step 4: Depending on the disk size Deep Scan will take so wait for the process to finish.

select photos to recover
Step 5: Preview scan results > select the images you want to restore and click the Recover button.

Note: To avoid overwriting data, never restore data on the same location you are scanning.

Step 6: Select the drive to save data and hit the Select Folder button > Recover.

select folder button

Wait for the recovery process to finish. Once done, head to the location where you saved the recovered data, and that’s it.
Using these simple steps and the robust tool Photos Recovery, you can restore deleted Facebook photos and videos from your computer.

See Here- How to Recover Deleted Photos from Years Ago

Additional Tip

Always keep a backup of your important data. You can use Google Drive or any cloud storage like Right Backup for this purpose.

Wrapping Up-

In the end, we can say there are different ways to retrieve Facebook photos. The quickest of all is undoubtedly the Facebook Archive. However, if the images are deleted from the PC, you can use a recovery tool like Photos Recovery, which is compatible with Android too. The recovery tool will help get back all deleted photos and videos.

Also Read- How To Recover Deleted Photos From Digital Camera

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Preeti Seth
Preeti Seth

A UX writer who loves explaining technical details in a clear, crisp, and concise manner. She loves writing about technical troubleshooting, How-To's, product reviews, etc. In her free time, she loves reading, meditating, and traveling.

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