Restore GIMP Files

One of the first questions that anyone interested to ask when GIMP crashes and files are lost is, how to recover those files back! Thankfully, the answer is just about using a reliable photo recovery software that is supported by your operating system.

Well, this page is introducing a professional photo recovery tool as well as manual method to help you recover lost or deleted GIMP files from Windows PC with simple and easy steps. Try these methods to restore GIMP files with ease now.

Warning - Don't do anything to the hard drive where you lost GIMP files before you find a way to retrieve them back.

Way #1: Recovering GIMP files with photo recovery software

When you don’t have any GIMP file backups, you can make use of professional photo recovery software to restore all lost, deleted as well as formatted GIMP files and photos in simple steps.

Professional GIMP file recovery software – SFWare Digital Media Recovery is exactly what you need. If you want to know the performance level of the toolkit, you can first download its free edition and if you are satisfied with the results then you can purchase a serial key to activate it with unlimited data recovery capacity.

Steps to restore files from GIMP

Download SFWare Digital Media Recovery Software on your system. Install the application and run the application. Then follow the simple on-screen instructions to recover pictures from GIMP.

  • From the main screen, choose between Deleted Photo Recovery and Lost Photo Recovery based on the data loss scenario
  • Select the drive from which files have to be recovered and click Next
  • When the recovery process is completed, a list of retrieved files will be displayed. Preview the files and save required ones on a location of your choice

SFWare Digital Media Recovery Utility helps to recover various file formats supported by the GIMP tool. Some of the GIMP supported files include, XCF, JPG/JPEG, TIF/TIFF, GIF/PNG, ICO, PSD, and other file types.

Along with photos, you can easily retrieve other media files like audios and videos of various formats. Further, it supports recovery of image files from camera / camcorder of various brands like Nikon, Sony, Kodak, Samsung, Olympus, and many more. Even deleted or missing video files from various digital cameras can be recovered. Also, the utility supports recovery of media files from microSD card, CF card, XD card, SDHC card, and other memory cards.

One of the most beneficial feature of this tool is, it recovers CR2 files and other digital RAW images like CRW, NEF, ARW, SR2, ORF, 3FR, MRW, RAW, X3F, PEF, DNG, RAF, KDC, k25, etc.

Supported Windows operating systems: SFWare Digital Media Recovery Software can be easily installed for GIMP file recovery on various versions of Windows OS including, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2012.

Way #2: Restore lost GIMP files from backups

You can go through below mentioned path to find lost GIMP photos if you have created backups…


When the above path didn’t work out, then you can also follow these below steps in order to restore lost GIMP files from backup:

  • On GIMP tool, go to File menu
  • Then click Recent and go to Document History

In the Document History, you will be able to find all the recently used GIMP files. You can copy the missing files from there and save them into a location of your choice in your PC.

Other Popular Software

SFWare Partition Recovery

SFWare Partition Recovery Software will help you recover partition deleted accidentally, formatted or corrupted due to several unfortunate causes. Just download the software on any Mac or Windows OS laptops and computers

SFWare Deleted File Recovery

Dynamic recovering tool to recover accidentally deleted or lost files easily from Windows OS. It has the ability to restore file types of around 300 formats. Utilize the TryOn version of this tool

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