Photo Recovery Services

One of the most common forms of data our engineers are asked to retrieve on a daily basis in our data recovery lab are photos. Whether it’s a household’s years’ worth of family photos, a professional photographer’s thousands of photos from a wedding service, or a hobbyist birdwatcher’s collection of photos of the majestic red-tailed hawk, the photos we so easily store on our computers, in our external hard drives, on our phones, and in our cameras are among the most precious forms of data we create–and create we do, an estimated over one trillion per year.

When that data goes missing, you might feel devastated; as if those memories you’ve captured have been ripped away from you. Not to mention, if you’re a professional photographer and such misfortune falls on you, you could be in deep trouble. But this is where our professional photo recovery services come in.

No matter how you’ve lost those precious photos, we here at Gillware can help get them back. Whether your computer won’t boot, your external hard drive has fallen to the floor, or the SD card from your camera or phone keeps showing up as blank or corrupted, we have the tools of the trade to bring back your memories. Let our affordable, customer-friendly data recovery services recover your lost photos and put your mind at ease.


Photo Recovery Services

The photo recovery specialists can recover lost photos from all sorts of failed data storage devices, including hard disk drives, SD and microSD cards, USB flash drives, smart phones, and solid state drives. Our experts are also adept at recovering photos that have been accidentally deleted and recovering photos from reformatted storage devices.

Hard Drive Photo Recovery Services

We don’t often think about how hard the hard disk drive inside your computer or the external hard drive sitting on your desk works to store your data. But work hard they do, and the components inside your hard drive are delicate and complex. Hard drives can fail when subjected to physical trauma, such as being dropped, or to a sudden loss or surge of power. They can also fail due to old age or factory defects as their parts wear out. When any one of these components–or multiple components–break down, only experts in a world-class clean room facility have the tools to repair them and salvage data from the drive.

Failed hard disk drives will often fail to spin up. They can also make unusual beeping or clicking noises. To recover your photos from a failed hard drive, our hard disk recovery engineers often need to open it up in a contaminant-free clean room workstation.

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SD Card Recovery Services

Many of the photos we take today end up on the SD cards inside digital cameras or the tiny microSD cards inside mobile phones. These devices don’t store data the same way hard drives do; instead of spinning disks, these use chips of NAND flash memory. When these devices fail and make your photos seem to go up in smoke, it takes engineers with expertise in repairing failed SD cards and microSD cards to salvage data from them.

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Mobile Phone Recovery Services

Mobile phones store more precious and meaningful personal data than ever before. For many of us, phones have replaced cameras altogether. Most of us have hundreds of photos taken on our phones that never leave the removable SD card or internal eMMC chip inside our phones. When our phones die on us, the data on them may seem lost forever. At Gillware, our phone recovery experts work to recover data from mobile phones as part of recovering photos.

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Deleted Photo Recovery Services

At Gillware Data Recovery, our engineers constantly encounter situations in which people need photos recovered have accidentally deleted their photos or reformatted their device, seemingly wiping it clear of all data. Many software tools exist to help users recover deleted photos. But few widely-available software tools come equipped to handle difficult situations involving deleted data. Our logical data recovery experts have extensive experience with Windows, Mac, and Linux filesystems. We know where data lives and where it goes when it gets deleted.

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Why Choose Gillware to Get Your Photos Backl?

At Gillware Data Recovery, we provide affordable, financially risk-free photo recovery services. When you have a broken hard drive, SD card, or phone on your hands and you want professional data recovery experts to handle getting your photos back, choosing Gillware is the best choice you can make.

Gillware’s recovery services are completely financially risk-free. Our data recovery process starts with an evaluation of your storage device, with no upfront costs. We even offer to cover the cost of inbound shipping, via a printable, prepaid UPS shipping label provided for customers in the continental US.

After we finish evaluating your data recovery needs, we present you with a firm price quote. We only go ahead with our recovery services once you approve our quote. We work with you to determine your goals for recovery. After we’ve recovered everything we can, we only charge you once we’ve successfully met your goals. As part of our “no data, no charge” guarantee, you owe us nothing if we cannot recover enough of your valuable photos.

Still not convinced? Check out some of these case studies for photo data recovery services...

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