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How to Recover Cut Photos? Some Useful Solutions Are Here!

In your daily life and work, you may lose your photos after using "cut + paste" commands. How to recover cut photos? If you are facing this issue, you can read this article to learn some relative information as well as solutions to solving this problem.

Part 1: Do You Need to Recover Photos Lost in Cut and Paste?

How do you transfer your photos from one drive to another one? Most of you will answer like this: use the "cut + paste" or "copy + paste" commands. The cut command can remove the selected photos from their original position, while the copy command is able to create duplicates of the selected photos. In these two cases, the selected photos are kept in a temporary storage tool which is called the clipboard. Then, these photos, which are in the clipboard, will be inserted in the positions where the paste command is issued later.

Relatively speaking, "copy + paste" commands are safe since these commands create duplicates of the selected photos. But, you may lose your photos after using "cut + paste" commands. Let see a real-life example as follows:

So my girlfriend cut some photos from a flash drive to cut and paste them onto a flash drive, But the transfer didn't work and I'm not able to paste them again. So where do cut files go? Is it possible to recover these cut photos? How?

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As a matter of fact, if you have a piece of professional photo recovery software, you will be able to recover the cut photos easily and effectively. In this situation, the MiniTool software can help you out.

The following content will tell you how to use MiniTool software to do cut photo recovery. Please keep on reading.

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Part 2: How to Recover Cut Photos by Using MiniTool Software?

No matter which method you want to use, you should note that to prevent the cut photos from being overwritten, you should not install the photo recovery tool to the drive which contains the cut photos originally. Meanwhile, you have to stop using that drive as soon as possible for the same reason.

Method 1: Use MiniTool Photo Recovery to Recover Cut Photos

To recover cut photos from memory card, computer hard drive, USB disk, digital camera and so forth, you'd better use the professional program - MiniTool Photo Recovery. This software is a kind of data recovery tool which is specially designed to recover lost and deleted photos, audios and videos from different kinds of storage devices. Thus it can fully meet your demand to retrieve photos lost in cut and paste.

Some of you may have never used this software before and question the functionality of this software. Don't worry. The Free Edition of this tool allows you to recover 200 MB files. So, you can firstly download and install this free software to your computer to have a try. In addition, this freeware can be used on Windows 10/8/7 computer.

Then, the following steps will guide you to recover your cut photos.

Step 1: Open the software to enter its main interface as shown below. Here, you can see this software introduces you some ways to connect different kinds of storage devices to your computer. You can just choose one way according to your own situation and then click on "Start" button. In this post, we take "recover cut photos from computer internal hard drive" as an example.

main interface

Step 2: In the following interface, you can see the drives with their drive letters and capacities. Here, you need to choose the target drive from this interface. For instance, if the cut photos are saved on the drive (E:) originally, you need to choose that drive here. Then, please click on "Scan" button to start the scanning process.



1. If the target drive is not shown here, you can click on "Refresh" button to make this software try to detect the drive again until it is displayed in this interface.

2. The "Setting" button is designed to choose the data types you want to recover. If you just want to recover some certain types of photos, you can click on this button and uncheck the unnecessary types in the pop-out window. Then, please click on "OK" button to confirm this setting.


Step 3: When the scanning process is completed, you can see this scan result interface as follows. The types of recovered files are displayed in the left list. You can choose one type from the list and view its detailed items. As to photos, you can double click on the pictures to preview them one by one. After that, you need to check the photos you want to recover and click on "Save" button to continue.



You may note that there is a "Filter" button in this scan result interface. It is used to filter the scanned items. If you want to do this operation, just click it. Then, in the pop-out window, you will find two filter methods: "By Filename/Extension" and "By Size". Please choose one way according to your own needs. Then, click on "OK" button to exit this window. After that, this software will only show you the filtered photos.


Step 4: Then, there will be a small pop-out "Save Files" window as follows. Now, it's time for you to choose a suitable path to save these selected photos. However, before doing this, you may note there is a red warning in this window which prompts you to save the selected photos to another drive rather than the original drive. Otherwise, the lost photos could be overwritten. To choose the storage path, you should click on "Browse" button to go on.


Then, there will be another pop-out window in which you can choose the drive you use to save these selected photos. After selecting the destination drive, please click on "Select Folder" button to quit this window.

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Then, you will be back to the "Save Files" window with the specified storage path shown in it. Next, click on "OK" button to quit this window.


Step 5: There will be another pop-out which prompts you that the selected photos have been saved to the specified storage drive. Here, you can click on "OK" button to close this small window. Or, you can just click on the blue drive letter in this window to open the specified storage path and view the recovered photos.


You can see that it is really simple to use this software to recover the cut photos.

The Free Edition of this software only enables you to recover 200 MB photos in total. If you want to break this limitation to recover more photos, you can choose to get its advanced edition from the MiniTool official site.

Here, we strongly recommend you not to close the scan result interface if you decide to get an advanced edition of this program. After you receive the license key, you can click on "Register Now" button, copy the license to the text box in the pop-out window and then click on "Register" button to enter the advanced edition immediately. After that, you can check the photos in the scan result interface directly. Thus you can avoid scanning the target drive again and save a lot of time for you.

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If you are using Mac computer, you can ask MiniTool Mac Photo Recovery for help. Here is a post which tells you how to recover photos from Mac computer with this software: See! I Can Free Recover Mac Photos with Ease.

In addition to MiniTool Photo Recovery, there is another program which can be used to retrieve photos lost in cut and paste. It is MiniTool Power Data Recovery. Now, see the detailed introduction in method 2.

Method 2: Use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to Restore Lost Photos

This software has five recovery modules, and you can see them from the following main interface.

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Different recovery modules focus on different situations. For example, "Undelete Recovery" module is used to recover files deleted from Windows Recycle Bin or by using SHIFT+DELETE keys; "Damaged Partition Recovery", which is the most powerful module, is designed to recover data from RAW, formatted or logically damaged partitions. When "Undelete Recovery" module doesn't work for you, you can try this recovery module.

For more information about these five recovery modules, you can visit the MiniTool official site to learn them. Then, you can choose a proper recovery module according to your own situation to restore the photos lost in cut and paste.

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In addition, you can use the Free Edition of this software to recover 1 GB data in total. Just download to enjoy its functions. Well, if you think this software is useful to solve your data loss issue and you want to use it to recover more than 1 GB data, you'd better upgrade this free software to its advanced edition.

Both of these two methods are available to restore your lost photos in cut and paste. You can choose one according to your own preferences.

Part 3: How to Transfer Your Photos to Another Drive in a Safe Way?

Using "cut + paste" commands is a simple way to transfer data from one drive to another. But, you bear the risk of data loss issue. Relatively, "copy + paste" commands are safe for data transmission. But, if you want to transfer a lot of files, it will cost you a long time.

Now, we will introduce you how to copy photos in large size to another drive in a fast way: using MiniTool Partition Wizard.

This is a professional partition management program which owns many useful functions, such as migrate OS to SSD/HD, move/resize partition, copy disk, copy partition, and so on. If your photos are saved in one partition, you can use "Copy Partition" function of this software to transfer these photos to the destination partition quickly. Luckily, this function is available in the Free Edition of this software. Please download it to enjoy this function.

Of course, you can also use this function to back up your important photos to keep them safe.

Part 4: Bottom Line

In this post, we show you how to recover cut photos by using MiniTool Photo Recovery and MiniTool Power Data Recovery:

1. MiniTool Photo Recovery is a piece of professional photo recovery software. With it, you can easily recover photos lost in cut and paste from your computer hard drive, memory card, USB disk and more.

2. MiniTool Power Data Recovery is dedicated data recovery software, and of course, it can be used to restore your lost photos. It has five recovery modules, and you need to choose a proper one according to your own situation.

Besides, it is recommended to transfer or back up your important photos to another drive by using MiniTool Partition Wizard and its "Copy Partition" function.

Should you have any question when you are using MiniTool cut photo recovery software, please feel free to contact us by writing an email and sending it to suppo[email protected]. At the same time, you can just leave a message in the following comment area. If you have your own suggestions and solutions, you can also share with us. Thank you very much!