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Missing Photos from Download to Laptop


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Jan 9, 2015
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In order to make room to install the new ios on my phone, I downloaded my entire photo roll to my computer, and deleted them from my phone. Now that I go into my comptuer to retrieve the photos, I see that a vast majority of them did not transfer. Many of those pictures were very important to others and to me- photos of my mom going through her cancer treatments, photos of my best friend at her mother's funeral-- really irreplaceable photos. I wanted to know if there is any way that I am unaware of to retrieve these photos from my phone after they have been deleted.

Thanks in advance for whatever help you can offer!
Welcome to iPhoneForums, PreservingMemories!

If you still have a backup where these pictures were included, you'll be able to restore them and save/store them on the computer.

Otherwise it could be difficult to retrieve the pictures. Recovery software might help you. Just search for "Photo recovery iPhone", and you'll get quite a few results, for both Mac and PC. You'll have to decide yourself which one to use.