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    How to recover archived Instagram photos


    I start this tutorial by explaining to you how to recover photos stored on instagram in post, in order to show again in your feed the photos that you had archived through the appropriate function of the social network.


    The procedure is feasible from smartphone e tablet, using the official Instagram app for Android (downloadable from the Play Store or from alternative stores) e iOS / iPadOS (downloadable from the App Store).

    As for the ability to act from computer, using the Instagram application for Windows 10 and later or the web version of Instagram, you must know that unfortunately it is not possible to act as it is not possible to access the section relating to the post archive. The only thing you can do - as I will explain in the next chapters - is to use the tool Data download, which allows you to download an archive of your contents, including archived photos, in order to possibly bring them back to the feed (or in any case keep a copy).

    Give Android and iOS

    How to recover archived Instagram photos

    If you use theInstagram app for smartphones and tablets, the first step you need to take to recover the photos stored on your profile is to log into your account (if you haven't already done so).


    Once this is done, go to your screen Profile (pressing on yours picture profile) and press the ☰ icon at the top right. Now, press on the voice archive and make sure the section is visible Post archive, in which, in fact, you will find the photos or videos that you have previously archived.


    At this point, locate the archived photo to restore, press on it, tap the button placed (...) at the top right and finally press on the item Show in profile In the menu that comes mostrato.

    By doing so, the archived post you have restored will be placed back on your profile, in the exact position it was in before, based on the chronological order of publication.

    Alternatively, through the Instagram app, by going to the section Settings> Security> Download data, you can type a email address e premere sul pulsating Request the download.

    In this way you will receive, at the address provided, the download link for a file containing all the contents shared by you on Instagram (including previously archived posts): the archive can be downloaded by pressing the button Download information, present in the email received, but it will take some time to generate it (sometimes even days).

    For more information about it, refer to the procedures that I will provide you in the next chapter, as this operation is, at the time of writing, the only executable to be able to retrieve the archived posts by acting as PC.


    In addition, you can also learn more by reading my article dedicated to how to download photos from Instagram.

    From PC

    How to recover archived Instagram photos

    As anticipated, the archive of post it is not accessible from the Instagram application for Windows 10 and later, nor from the official Instagram site.

    Therefore, if you want to recover archived photos from your profile by acting from PC, you must necessarily use the functionality Data download, which allows you to download all content posted on Instagram, including archived posts.

    To proceed, log in to your account in the application or on the Instagram site, click on the icon your profile and then press on the items Settings> Privacy and security> Request download.


    Then type theemail address where you wish to be sent the link to download the archive of your contents and click on the button NEXT. Once this is done, type the Password of your account and click the button Request the download.

    Finally, in the email received containing the download link (valid only for the four days following sending, the generation of which will take up to a few days), press the button Download information, log in to your account and, finally, press again on the item Download information, to download the ZIP archive which contains all the contents of your account.

    How to recover photos stored on Instagram in stories

    Would you recover photos stored in Instagram Stories? In this case, you will be happy to know that a native function is available on Instagram which, if enabled, allows you to automatically archive the Stories, once 24 hours have elapsed from publication: therefore it is possible to use it to recover photos (or videos) archived.


    You must know that the procedure in question can only be performed from a smartphone / tablet, using the Instagram app for Android e iOS / iPadOS. From computer (from Web or via the Instagram application for Windows 10 and subsequent), it is not possible to access the archive of the Stories. Also in this case it is only possible to use the tool Data download, which I told you about in the previous chapter. Here are all the details.

    Give Android and iOS

    How to recover archived Instagram photos

    recover photos stored in Stories from Instagram mobile app, the first step you need to take is to make sure that the aforementioned automatic archiving feature is enabled.


    If this is already active, the "expired" photos you posted in yours Stories they will already be archived; otherwise, by activating it now, the archiving will be valid starting from the next ones Stories that you are going to share.

    To verify that the function in question is enabled, start the app of the famous photographic social network and, if necessary, log in to your account.

    Now, on the main Instagram screen, swipe to the left, to view the editor of the Stories; then press on gear symbol located at the top left and tap on the item Story.

    Once this is done, check that the voice is active Save the story in the archive: if not, enable the function by moving the lever up ON. Then press on the item end, top right, to confirm and apply the changes made.

    At this point, to recover the photos stored in the Stories, go to yours Profile (pressing on yours profile picture), press the ☰ icon located at the top right and tap on the item archive, in the menu you see on the screen. Then press on the item Post archive e seleziona l'opzione Archive of stories, to go to this section.

    Identify, therefore, the archived photos of your interest, press on it and use the buttons at the bottom of the screen to intervene on the image: by tapping on Share you can share the photo again in one Story, send it to specific users via direct messages or save it in the gallery of the device used.

    Pressing instead Highlight you can add the photo to the featured content on your profile, while pressing the button (...) you can delete the image (Delete), save it locally (Save photos) or, again, share it as a post (Share as a post).

    In conclusion, please note that all content posted in the Stories that are archived are visible only and exclusively by you and are sorted chronologically, with an exact date below.

    Alternatively, also in this case you can use the function Data download, which allows you to retrieve all the contents that have also been shared in the Stories of Instagram. .

    From PC

    How to recover archived Instagram photos

    As anticipated by PC, acting through the Instagram application for Windows 10 or using the official website of the social network, it is not possible to see the archive of Stories.

    Therefore, to retrieve the content published in the now "expired" stories, you must use the tool Data download which allows you to download a ZIP archive of all content and text related to your account.

    To make use of it, follow the instructions I gave you in the previous chapter, in order to download the file containing the archive of all the contents published on your Instagram account, acting from the section Settings> Privacy and security> Request download.

    How to recover photos saved on Instagram

    You have saved photos on Instagram through the appropriate function of the social network and, now, would you like to know how to find them? No problem: follow the instructions I give you in the next chapters, to do it from smartphone e tablet and PC.

    Give Android and iOS

    How to recover archived Instagram photos

    Recover photos saved on Instagram through the appropriate social network app for Android e iOS / iPadOS it's very simple.

    To start, in fact, once logged into your account, go to your screen Profile (your profile icon), then press the ☰ icon located at the top right and, finally, tap on the item Save yourself located in the menu you see on the screen.

    All the posts you have saved will be visible on the next screen: just tap on the one you are interested in to view it.

    From PC

    How to recover archived Instagram photos

    If you are using the Instagram application for Windows 10 and later or are logged into your account from Web, acting through the official website of the photographic social network, first click on the icon of your profile located at the top right.

    Once this is done, in the menu that is shown to you, click on the item Saved items: all the photos and videos published in the posts by other users that you have previously saved on Instagram, using the appropriate function with the icon bookmark, will be visible on this screen. Therefore, you just have to click on them to view them. Easy, right?

    In case of problems

    How to recover archived Instagram photos

    Even though you have followed my directions in detail, you have not yet been able to recover your photos stored on Instagram or is there some other hitch that you can't solve? In this case, I suggest you connect to the official help center of the social network to see if, among the various topics listed, there is something that can do for you.

    In fact, just select a topic from those available on the left and then press on the relevant question on the right side of the screen to read the information provided.

    If you see fit, you can also perform a search by typing your problem into the search field How can we help you located at the top and then selecting the relevant suggestion from those proposed to you (if available).

    Finally, for further information on the possibility of contacting Instagram for the resolution of other problems, I invite you to read my article on how to contact Instagram through which I have explained to you how to get in touch with the social assistance team network.

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