Saturday, May 17, 2014

How to restore photos on Blogger if you get a Grey Circle with a Dash and the photos are missing

I just came on to blog today and found 1/2 of my pictures missing!   There was a grey circle with a dash through the center of many if not MOST of my pictures.  I Googled to find a solution and found that when I signed up with Google+ a few weeks ago to buy more storage for my pictures, for some reason, they threw tons of them in my trash!!  Why?  I'm not sure.  But thankfully, I caught this quickly.

The trash stays put for 60 days and I was able to restore them all. But just in case this happens to you, go into Picasa (a part of Google+ which houses your Blogger pics, even if you didn't know they did) or into Google+ and do the following:

Restore a photo from Trash
Photos and videos you move to trash in Google+ are stored for a short period of time before they are permanently deleted. If you move an item to trash, and later want to retrieve it, you can do so by following these instructions:
  1. Open Google+. Place your cursor over the Google+ Home menu near the top left corner.
  2. Select  Photos from the Google+ navigation menu.
  3. Click More > Trash.
  4. Place your cursor over the photos you want to restore > click the  checkboxes to select them.
  5. Choose Restore. Your photos will be restored to the same album(s) they were in before they were deleted.
If you have a ton of photos in a photo, you can just click "SELECT" at the top of the folder and it will check all photos in that folder and then you can restore them.
I'll have to finish my post on eating tomorrow, but I just thought I'd let you know if any of you have this problem. So glad to have my photos back!!


  1. Thanks for the advice! I was about to lose it. ...followed your directions and now my website is back to normal. Cheers!!

    1. You're so welcome. Glad I could help!

  2. So glad you shared this information! I just was panicking as I did the same thing. Do you know how long it takes for the photos on your blog to be restored? I just restored the images from the trash but my actual blog still seems to be being affected.

  3. Thank you so much for this! All better *sigh* :-)