Let me start by saying I know nothing about what a driver is, so excuse the lack of any basic knowledge.
So a few days ago I accidentally deleted all the photos in my phone, the reason being that I'm a moron. I then found out there are computer programs that help recover this information as long as it hasn't been overwritten in the phone memory. I downloaded three of them: Asoftech Data Recovery, Asoftech Photo Recovery and Photo Rescue PC. For any of them to work the phone has to be recognized as a driver by the computer, which it doesn't. The online solution is to extract the SD memory and connect it directly, which I cannot do since the information is in the phone's internal memory.
My phone is a Samsung S5 Mini and my laptop ideapad S510p running Windows 8.1.
¿Is there anything I can do to solve this?