If above question is echoing on your mind then solution is here. You might have lost RAW photo files from digital cameras or camcorders due to human errors or any unfavorable situations. Consider a scenario when memory space on camera storage media is full. You delete some data on memory card of camera but with unwanted files, you select some important ones also by mistake. You do not have any other source of them. What can be done then? Do not bother much on how to find RAW images on storage media. You can restore image file formats generated by digital devices using image recovery software. Images will be still present on physical storage drive and hence you can retrieve them easily using third party tool.
RAW photos may also be lost in following scenarios.
- Formatting: Storage devices when formatted, the indexes to files that are saved in memory storage media get erased
- Mishandling storage media: Storage devices like camera, camcorder using which RAW images are captured, if mishandled then you lose photos present in it
- Clicking “Delete All”: “Delete All” option might be accidentally clicked on digital devices and as a consequence of this all RAW images saved in it are deleted
- Image transfer interruption: While transferring RAW image from digital device to other drives on computer, if something goes wrong then the process terminates abruptly
Whatever may be the reason for RAW image file loss, you can restore them using Photo Recovery software which is one of the reliable tools.
Important features of RAW image recovery software:
Photo Recovery software helps you to restore deleted or lost RAW images from different drives on Windows system. Various flash memory cards like SD, SDHC, SDxC, xD, CF, MicroSD, etc. on which RAW images are saved can be retrieved easily using this tool. RAW image formats like RAW, NEF, PEF, ARW, MRW, CR2, CRW, etc. generated by digital camera and camcorder brands like Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Leica, etc. can be restored by this program. This utility supports retrieving files from drives on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows server 2003 and Windows server 2008.
Simple procedure to restore RAW images is as given below:
Download Photo Recovery software. Install it on Windows computer and connect digital device or storage media used in it to the system. Run the utility and select “Deleted Photo Recovery” or “Lost Photo Recovery” from main screen according to your need. Select drive of flash memory card from where you need to retrieve RAW images and click on “Next”. Choose RAW image file types and click on “Next”. The program starts scanning selected drive and within few minutes you get scan result which can be viewed in “Data View” and “File Type View”. Preview them and save using “Save” option on computer drive.