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Raw Photo Recovery: How to Recover Raw Photos from Digital Camera

How to Retrieve Raw Images from My Digital Camera?

Hi, I accidentally formatted the Sandisk CF card in my Canon 5D2 digital camera. There were some raw photos on the card. Is it possible for me to retrieve them? I hope someone can recommend me some tool or programs to restore raw images from my CF card. Best regards.

It’s really a disaster if you deleted or formatted raw images on your digital camera without transferring them to your computer. But here’s the truth about the lost raw images on your camera: they are just marked as inaccessible data before new data overwrites them. This makes it possible for you to recover raw photos from your digital camera.

You can stop using your digital camera and look for a raw photo recovery program for help immediately. Wondershare Data Recovery, or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac can be your best choice to restore raw images from your digital camera, no matter raw images are lost because of deletion, formatting, system error or even virus attack. With its easy-to-use and safe interface, you can effortlessly recover raw photos from almost all digital camera brands, including Canon (CR2, CRW), Sony (ARW, SRF, SR2), Kodak (DCR, K25, KDC), Nikon (NEF), Panasonic (RW2), Fuji (RAF) and more.

You can download a trial version of the program to start digital camera raw photo recovery now!

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Recover Raw Photos from Digital Camera in 3 Steps

Note: To recover all lost raw images from your digital camera, please stop using your device to avoid data overwritten and make sure your digital camera or its memory card can be recognized by computer.

Now let’s perform digital camera raw photo recovery with Wondershare Data Recovery for Windows.

Step 1 Choose a recovery mode to restore images from your digital camera

Connect your digital camera or its memory with your computer and launch Wondershare Data Recovery program, and you’ll see the program start interface as follow.

To recover lost, deleted, formatted or corrupted raw images, you can select “Lost File Recovery” mode to begin.

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Step 2 Scan your digital camera or its memory to look for lost raw images

Here you only need to choose your digital camera or its memory and click “Start” button in the window to let the program search for raw images on it.

If raw images were formatted from your digital camera, you can also select “Enable Deep Scan” option in the window.

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Step 3 Recover raw photos from your digital camera

After scanning, all found raw photos on your camera will be displayed in “File Type” or “Path” category in the window. You can preview all raw images to check whether your lost photos can be recovered or not.

Then you only need to select those raw images you’re going to reclaim and click “Recover” to save them on any location on your computer.

Note: Please do not keep the recovered raw images to your digital camera immediately after the recovery.

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