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4 Ways to Recover Deleted Pictures on Windows Device

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In today’s digital era, most of our pictures are stored on electronic devices like mobile and computers. But this convenient method doesn’t guarantee that you can’t lose your favorite photos accidentally.

There could be several scenarios in which you could end up losing important data like documents, photos, etc. Sometimes, we delete them by mistake, even from the Recycle Bin (because of the Shift + Delete command), and sometimes they can get damaged due to file corruption. Regardless of the exact reason, it can be very frustrating to know that your photos are forever gone from your Windows gallery.

But thankfully, there is little reason to worry. There are certain proven ways to recover permanently deleted photos on Windows 10. You will know about some of these ways in the upcoming sections of this article. But before that let’s know why this happens.

Reasons for Deletion of Pictures on Windows 10

The most common causes behind photo deletion in Windows 10 are:

·        Clearing Recycle Bin without restoring important photos

While clearing our recycle bin, sometimes we also remove those important photos which we didn’t remember to restore.

·        Unplanned hard drive format

If, due to a system crash or a similar disaster, you end up formatting your hard drive without taking a backup, your important data and photos will get deleted.

·        Virus or Malware

Photos and other files can be lost or deleted due to a virus or malware attack on your computer.

No matter how your photos actually got deleted, the good news is that you can recover them without much trouble. The next section will demonstrate how.

How to retrieve deleted pictures on Windows 10

1.      Restore Deleted Pictures from Recycle Bin

Whenever a file or picture gets deleted in Windows 10, by default it moves to the Recycle Bin (unless you use Shift + Delete when deleting it).

You can easily get your photos back from the Windows Recycle Bin by following the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Find Recycle Bin icon located on your Windows 10 Desktop.
  2. Double click to open it.
  3. Search and locate the photos you want to restore from the deleted files list.
  4. Select the photos and right-click on them. Then select the Restore option from the drop-down list that appears.

After this, all selected photos will be restored to their original location.

2.      Use File History to Recover the Pictures

The File History feature in Windows 10 creates an automatic backup of any audio, video, document, and photo within a “system restore” point. It works regularly to build up a library of previous versions of your files stored on your computer storage device, so that you always have a backup of your data. You can easily browse through these past iterations to restore the photos that you’ve deleted by mistake.

Just follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Click on the Quick Access icon located in your left-hand side toolbar.
  2. Open the folder which contained your lost files. In the Home tab, click on the History icon to open up File History.
  1. If you want to recover all files, simply click on the green icon at the bottom.
  2. To recover a specific file, click on it to see its different versions.
  3. Select the version you want to recover and click on the Restore option. The file will get back to its original location.

Note: This solution will work only if you have File History turned ‘On’ on your Windows 10 computer. If it isn’t enabled, follow these steps to enable it for the future:

  1. Launch Windows Settings from the Start menu
  2. Go to Update & Security, and then select Backup.
  3. Now click on Add a Drive and also enable the “Automatically back up my files” function.

After this, File History will make updated copies of your files every hour.

3.      Restore Deleted Pictures Using Windows Backup

If you’ve made a backup of your data manually or enabled the automatic Windows backup functionality, you can easily get your deleted photos restored on Windows 10. To restore files from your manual backup, most of us already know the easy steps. Just copy the needed files and photos from the backup folder and paste them into the desired location of your device.

To restore your pictures from Windows backup follow these steps:

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel from the Start menu. Then click on System and Maintenance, and select Backup and Restore.
  2. Now click on Restore your files.
  3. Click Browse for files to select the backup files created before.
  4. For restoring backup files or folders, select the desired location or original location.
  5. Now, wait for the restoring process to complete and then check your photos.

4.      Use Photo Recovery Software

If none of the above-listed methods work for you, avoid wasting any more time and switch to a professional photo recovery tool to recover permanently deleted photos on Windows 10. It is the most convenient and effective method for any user to recover any type of file that is lost on a computer. Such software come at a price, but they are totally worth it.

We recommend using Stellar Photo Recovery software for the purpose. Stellar Photo Recovery is a professional-grade application that can restore lost, damaged, or deleted photos from a multitude of devices. It can recover various file formats like JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, and even RAW without any trouble. You can recover multiple photos with this tool simultaneously.

Stellar Photo Recovery makes the whole photo recovery process so simple that even a beginner can recover photos with it. It is completed within the few easy to follow steps detailed below:

  1. Visit the official website for Stellar Photo Recovery and download and install it on your computer.
  2. Launch the application and from the home screen, select the location that you wish to scan to recover deleted photos from. Once selected, click on the Scan button at the bottom.
  • After the scan completes (which may take some time depending on the amount of data stored at the location you selected), you will be able to see all recoverable data listed in a tree-view in the software interface’s left-hand side panel. From here you can double-click on any photo to preview it in the right-hand side panel and be assured of recovering it.
  • Finally select the photos you wish to recover and click on the Recover button at the bottom.

To sum up

No one welcomes an unnecessary loss of their precious photos, but sadly, it is something that happens despite our best efforts. In such cases, all the above mentioned methods are quite effective on any Windows 10 device. You can easily recover permanently deleted photos on Windows 10 by using these methods according to the level of your problem. But it’s always important to back up your files to counter this problem beforehand.

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Driving Towards Safety: Cutting-Edge Technologies to Mitigate Road Accident Severity in the USA

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The US communications regulator has recently granted permission for the use of the mobility platform cellular-vehicle-to everything (C-V2X) on American roads, technology that could prevent four out five of crashes in which the drivers involved are unimpaired by drink or drugs. Around the world, someone loses their life in a traffic accident every 24 seconds and improving road safety is a challenge for all countries. In the US, the Department of Transportation is working together with car and technology manufacturers to develop a plan for the introduction of warning systems on the roads.  As well as new smart communication systems, other in-car technology could also help to drastically reduce the number of unnecessary accidents on the roads.

Reducing the Risk of Driver-Impaired Collisions

While road safety for non-impaired crashes could be improved with better communications technology, it is harder to prevent traffic accidents when drivers are under the influence or behaving recklessly on the roads. According to the American National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), 37 people die every day in the US in collisions involving drunk drivers. An experienced accident attorney can help victims seeking justice and compensation after a collision that wasn’t their fault. However, the effects of unnecessary injury and fatalities caused by common types of car accidents are still devastating. To reduce the risks of drunk driving, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the federal agency charged with investigating civil transportations accidents, would like to see all new vehicles fitted with technology that can recognize impaired driving. This could include systems to passively measure blood alcohol levels through the skin’s surface and systems that automatically slow a vehicle down if it is exceeding the speed limit.

Protecting Pedestrians With New Vehicle Technology Standards

After declining for many years, the number of pedestrian fatalities on the roads of America is now at a 40-year high.  In response, government funding of $5 billion is being made available at a federal and local level to make the streets safer for all road users. In addition to investment in road safety programs, the NHTSA would like to see the introduction of new vehicle technology standards that would help to protect pedestrians on the roads of America and reduce the risk of fatalities on the road. Proposals include the increased implementation of automatic emergency braking technology to help to prevent collisions with pedestrians, and adding a pedestrian crash test when assessing new vehicles. These tests help car manufacturers to develop the front of their vehicles with a view to minimizing the consequences of a collision with a pedestrian.

Across the globe, road traffic accidents are causing an increasing number of injuries and fatalities amongst all road users. In the US, government and independent federal agencies are hoping that by investing in safety programs and expanding the use of in vehicle communication and safety technology, both drivers and pedestrians will have greater protection on the roads.

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The race to make hospitals cybersecure

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As medical centres increasingly come under attack from hackers, Europe is bolstering protection.


Amid the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2021, the Irish healthcare system’s computers were breached by hackers who gained access to patient files and posted hundreds of them online. As a result, the network had to be shut down.

The reverberations were widespread as appointments got cancelled, people’s most sensitive data was stolen and even procedures like CT scans came to a halt. The attack was one of the largest hacks of a healthcare provider in the world.

Mind the gap  

‘At the moment, there is a major gap in the cybersecurity capacities of healthcare,’ said Christos Xenakis, a digital systems professor at the University of Piraeus in Greece. ‘Hospitals need to work properly and protect our data.’

From May 2021 to June 2022, the EU’s cybersecurity agency – ENISA – detected a total of 623 ransomware incidents in Member States similar to the one in Ireland. Healthcare was the fifth most targeted sector of those attacks. 

That in turn has spawned more investment and technological development to secure the industry. Scientists, medical professionals and governments are increasingly taking action to prevent scenarios like the Irish one.

The answer lies not only in better software. Cybersecurity is more often than not about people and changing their behaviour.

That’s one of the conclusions reached by Sabina Magalini, a professor of surgery at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy.

She coordinated an EU-funded project called PANACEA to improve hospital cybersecurity. The initiative ran for 38 months through February 2022. 

Human errors

‘Human error is one of the main cybersecurity risks for hospitals,’ said Magalini. ‘The risk lies with people, which is logical. A hospital isn’t a nuclear power plant and can’t be closed off in the same way.’ 

Hospitals tend to be busy places. Staff need to perform medical duties and, at the same time, work on a variety of computer systems.

Research during PANACEA showed that, during a single day, nurses often had to log in to computer systems more than 80 times.

This is time-consuming and leads to shortcuts, including the same password being used by a group of people or passwords being written down on a piece of paper next to the computer.

In general, the study demonstrated that hospital staff followed cybersecurity precautions poorly and, in the process, left an opening that attackers could exploit.

‘We need to make interactions between healthcare professionals and computers better,’ said Magalini. ‘As a doctor or nurse, you’re treating the patient and using a computer at the same time. It’s hectic.’

Safety precautions

PANACEA came up with ways to make it easier for hospital staff to follow cybersecurity precautions. One example is software ensuring a more secure login system. 

‘The software allows for facial recognition of healthcare workers,’ said Magalini. ‘This would bypass the need for the problems we’re seeing today with passwords.’

The project also experimented with low-tech alternatives. Researchers put up stickers and posters in participating hospitals to nudge healthcare workers into following basic cybersecurity procedures. 

Education also needs to play a role, including for doctors, according to Magalini. 

‘Cybersecurity training should be included in their residency programmes,’ she said.

Easier sharing 

Another EU-funded project, CUREX, facilitated the sharing of health information among hospitals. Xenakis of the University of Piraeus coordinated the project, which ran for 40 months through March 2022. 

‘Health data is the most sensitive data there is,’ he said. ‘Hackers pay more for health data than for credit card information.’

When sending patient information to another health facility, a hospital might not be aware of the extent of the recipient’s cybersecurity arrangements.

CUREX addressed that uncertainty.

The project developed a software that can help detect any vulnerabilities in the security of an outside organisation. The system makes it easier for medical facilities to share information in line with EU data-protection rules.  

‘It’s all about risk assessment,’ said Xenakis. ‘And to do that, you need to know how secure the other organisation is.’

Follow-up work

European researchers and cybersecurity organisations are investing in these types of answers.

As a follow-up to PANACEA and CUREX, the EU is co-funding cybersecurity procurement for hospitals, meeting 50% of the cost of new measures.

So, even while attacks on European hospitals continue on a regular basis, experts see reason for optimism about the future.

‘European cybersecurity providers are rapidly becoming more mature,’ said Xenakis. ‘In turn, hospitals are recognising the necessity to buy new tools and upgrade their security.’

Research in this article was funded by the EU. This article was originally published in Horizon, the EU Research and Innovation Magazine. 

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Centre for the 4IR Malaysia to Accelerate Green Transition, Digital Transformation

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The Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Malaysia (C4IR Malaysia) was officially launched today by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, and the President of the World Economic Forum, Børge Brende.

C4IR Malaysia will play a crucial role in driving the advancement of the digital economy in Malaysia, with a focus on supporting the country’s energy transition and digital transformation. The centre will serve as a public-private platform, bringing together leaders from government, business, civil society, academia and other sectors to advance new partnerships and initiatives that can unlock the value of technology for Malaysia’s economy and society. The centre is hosted by MyDIGITAL, a national initiative aimed at transforming Malaysia into a digitally driven, high-income nation and a regional leader.

This initiative marks a significant milestone in Malaysia’s journey to becoming a global leader in technology governance and innovation. C4IR Malaysia is the first centre in the Asia-Pacific region as part of the World Economic Forum’s global C4IR Network. With this launch, Malaysia has now joined a community of 18 centres, where new and innovative approaches to technology governance, adoption and scaling are being developed and implemented at the national, regional and international levels.

Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia, said: “Malaysia is honored to be part of the global network of Centres for the Fourth Industrial Revolution with the first Centre for 4IR in Southeast Asia. This is a testament to the critical value of Malaysia’s efforts to become an advanced, digitally-driven, high-income nation and a regional digital economy leader fostering innovation, entrepreneurship and collaborations between stakeholders. The Malaysia Centre for 4IR will further strengthen Malaysia’s human-centered policy towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution and contribute towards our target of entering the Top 20 in the Global Innovation Index. We are confident that a resilience-oriented approach will also improve the nation’s People’s Wellbeing Index score and enhance productivity to create inclusive, balanced, responsible and sustainable economic growth.”

Addressing the leaders at the launch, Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum said: “Malaysia’s leadership in the region and commitment to driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution is commendable. Through the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Malaysia, we are excited to work together with the government, business and civil society leaders to unlock the value of technology for the benefit of all Malaysians. This partnership will not only drive transformation but also help build a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient future for Malaysia and the region.”

Following the official launch, C4IR Malaysia hosted two roundtable discussions to address its thematic priorities, inviting leaders from business, government and other sectors to share key priorities and opportunities for the energy transition and digital transformation. These insights will serve as the foundation for C4IR Malaysia’s core initiatives, informing its strategic planning and programme development.

Fabian Bigar, CEO of MyDIGITAL and Head of Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Malaysia said, “MyDIGITAL team is proud to be entrusted with the responsibility of making Centre for 4IR Malaysia a success in achieving its goals. The establishment of the Centre for 4IR Malaysia aligns with and further fortifies our initiatives to catalyse homegrown technology development by enhancing collaborative opportunities among stakeholders to unlock value in 4IR technologies, with a focus on supporting the country’s energy transition and digital transformation.”

From adoption to transformation to regional leadership, C4IR Malaysia is a critical establishment that will help drive the country’s transition to an advanced digital economy. By joining the global ecosystem of technology governance innovators and leaders, C4IR Malaysia is poised to contribute significantly to Malaysia’s economic and social development in the years to come.

The World Economic Forum’s global C4IR Network is a platform for multistakeholder collaboration, bringing together the public and private sectors to maximize technological benefits to society while minimizing the risks associated with 4IR technologies.

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