This is no time to think about Do It Yourself data recovery. Goto http://www.drivesavers.com
And ask them if you can send in the drive you deleted them from. They may be able to salvage pictures from that.
Hi. Saved all mfamily pictures on to an external hard drive and now I am trying to reopen the file from the same external drive. I get an error messe that says the file or directory is corputed and unreadable. Is there anything else I can try? I need the pictrues..they were all my old family memories