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How to Recover Deleted Pictures from Motorola

By Avery Pacheco, 04/07/2014, updated on 14/01/2021

Everybody has a phone nowadays. More and more people love to use their Motorola to record wonderful moments in their life. However, phone pictures are easier to lose due to accidental deletion, careless formatting or system corruption. Such operation mishaps may delete one or all of the pictures at one fell swoop. The good news is that those pictures were not permanently lost. There's a good chance of recovering deleted pictures from your Motorola by Android Photo Recovery!

No need to take out SD card from Motorola. Android Photo Recovery, an amazing software designed to retrieve lost data, can help recover deleted pictures, music and videos from Motorola to computer directly, safely and quickly.

Download the free trial version of Android Photo Recovery from below.

Steps to Recover Deleted Pictures from Motorola

Step 1. Run Android Photo Recovery on PC

After the installation, open Android Data Recovery on your computer. Follow the instruction to connect your Motorola to PC via its USB cable.

Restore Motorola Pictures

Step 2. Enable USB Debugging on your Motorola

If your USB debugging is off, you have to enable USB debugging in this step. Follow the instructions suitable for your Motorola and enable USB debugging on it.

1) For Android 6.0/5.0/Android 4.2 to 4.4.4: Enter "Settings" > "About Phone" > Tap "Build number" for several times until "You are now a developer" appears > "Settings" > "Developer options" > "USB debugging"

2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" > "Developer options" > "USB debugging"

3) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Go to "Settings" > "Applications" > "Development" > "USB debugging"

Recover Pictures from Motorola

Step 3. Scan your Motorola

When the program will successfully detect your device, you will get the following window. To the latest version, you can select certain data that you'd like to recover and press ”Next“ to continue to the next step.

Retrieve Deleted Photos from Motorola Phone

Now you may get a window as below. There should be a request on your phone. You have to click "Allow" on your Motorola.

Get Back Motorola Pictures

Step 4. Preview and Recover Photos

Here you have to choose the files you want to retrieve. This software provides you the preview function. After previewing, please check the items you want and click "Recover". The recovering will be done in a while.

Recover Deleted Pictures from Motorola

Tips: Where are Your Photos Stored on Motorola

One of the common reasons why photos get deleted on Moto phone is that users delete the folder storing photos by mistake. Therefore, it is important that you are clear about the default storage location for different photos and keep away from these photos folders when deleting folder.

Camera photos: the default storage location for camera photos is /storage/emulated/0/DICM/Camera. The path can be different if you choose to store camera photos on SD card.

Camera Photos Storage Location

Screenshots: the screenshots are stored on /storage/emulated/0/Pictures/Screenshots/.

Screenshots Storage Location

App photos: there are different folders for different apps to store photos. For example, Snapseed photos are stored in /storage/emulated/0/Snapseed.

App Photos Storage Location

Now we can come to conclusion that when using the /storage/emulated/0 folder, we should be more careful not to delete information by mistake. If unfortunately any data is deleted, you can totally resort to Android Photo Recovery when you meet the photo loss or music, video missing problem on your Motorola or other Android phones or tablets. Download the trial version to get your deleted pictures back!