Recover Missing/Deleted Photos from Camera Roll & Saved Pictures in Windows 11/10

Updated on July 27, 2022

Wondering what to do if your camera roll & Saved picture folder is missing on Windows 10/11? Worried about missing photos from camera roll? This article helps you fix missing camera roll problem and guides you to recover deleted camera roll on Windows without any hassle.

What does Camera Roll & Saved Picture Mean?

Camera roll and are automatically created by Windows OS to save all the photos, videos and pictures. Saved Pictures folders are used by Photo apps to store any pictures. If these folders disappeared from Windows, all your saved pictures and videos are also lost.

How to Re-create Deleted/Missing Camera Roll Folder in Windows?

If camera roll is deleted from Windows PC, built-in camera application doesn’t re-create the Camera Roll folder. To recreate the folder, you can try any one of the following methods.

Note: with the help of these two methods explained you can only re-create the folder but, cannot recover deleted or lost pictures or videos. To recover deleted photos, videos from camera roll & saved pictures, you need a trusted and a safe data recovery software.

If Camera Roll folder is hidden, Open the File Explorer >> click on the View menu in ribbon bar >> check the Hidden items box to see it is there. (if the folder was just hidden and not deleted, you will be able to recover all your photos and videos saved in the folder)

Steps to re-create the Camera Roll folder

How to change the location of Camera Roll Folder?

To change the location of Camera Roll folder to save photos and videos in your desired location follow the steps given:

Once you have completed all steps, your selected drive will store all captured images inside the Camera Roll folder under Computer>>Pictures.

How to Recover Deleted Photos and Videos from Camera Roll & Saved Pictures?

Method 1: If you have not used Shift Delete Keys: Recover deleted deleted files from Recycle Bin

Open Recycle Bin >> Locate your deleted pictures >> Right Click on the photos/videos >> Restore

If the file is deleted using Shift + Delete keys or permanently deleted, you will not be able to recover photos from camera roll & Saved pictures on Windows. However, the recovery is made is with an effectual data recovery software-SFWare.

Method 2: Recover Deleted Photos from Camera Roll Saved Pictures in Windows and Mac

Download SFWare Photo Recovery software and install it on your system. Launch the application.

1. From the main window, select the option ‘Recover Photos’ option.

recover deleted camera roll saved photos

2. Next, select either 'Recover Deleted Photos' or 'Recover Lost Photos' option according to the data loss scenario.

select drive to recover deleted photos from roll

3. from the list of displayed drives, select the drive from which the camera roll photos were lost, and click on the 'Next' option to start the scanning process.

preview of recovered photos from camera roll

4. Once the scanning process is completed, the tool will display the list of files that it has recovered. You can preview your files before saving them to a new location.

Save the recovered files to a new location, as saving them in the drive from where the data is lost may result in overwriting data and other lost files cannot be recovered.

With SFWare, you can not only recover photos from camera roll but, you can also recover photos from cameras including Nikon, Canon, DJI Drone etc.

Restore deleted photos from Android and iPhone Camera Roll

For Android:

Once you compete the process, you will find your deleted photos back on your phone’s gallery or Google photos or in its original location. If you could not find the item in your trash, it may be permanently deleted.

For iOS User:

If you have deleted your photos from your iPhone, you are just 2 steps away from recovering your deleted camera roll & saved pictures. All you have go to Photos and scroll down to the Recently deleted folder. You will be able to find all the recently deleted photos & videos in the folder. Select the photos you want to restore and click on Restore.


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