Restore GIMP Files

Updated on April 7, 2020

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.


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.

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

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

Easily supports recovery of Sony mxf audio and video formats.

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 3gp video files 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…

/home//.gimp-2.8/tmp

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:

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.


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