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Registered: ‎08-22-2017

Re: How do I recover photos deleted from the memory card?

We use Recuva - it's pretty easy to use, just find the image(s) that you're wanting to recover and just save it to a place other than the camera card.  Just because you think you deleted images from your card, they're not really deleted.  Good luck!

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Re: How do I recover photos deleted from the memory card?

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Recovery programs might work, but it depends how much activity has been on the disk since you let them go. Start small, I've had success using Pandora Recovery [Mod note: Removed link per Forum Guidelines] in the past, worth a go with little cost/time involved.

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Registered: ‎09-10-2017

Re: How do I recover photos deleted from the memory card?

Wow, thread in 2012! There are still so many people concerned about it! Obviously, recovering lost pictures from memory cards is a problem concern for many Canon users. I accidentally deleted all the pictures and videos from Canon EOS 700D last week, and I found a way to retrieve lost pictures and video files in Google. Since there are so many options, I really don't know which data recovery tool to choose. But now that I have successfully recovered the missing multimedia files with SoftHow photo recovery software, here are my experiences:

1) focus on the file formats supported by the image recovery software. Make sure it can restore Canon RAW Formats (CR2 and CRW).

2) do not buy any data recovery software unless it has found the missing files.

3) free data recovery tools may have some limitations, for example, it may not support restoring larger video files.

Hope to help those in need.

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Re: How do I recover photos deleted from the memory card?

BY FAR the best way to avoid losing images from a memory card is to copy them to a computer as soon as possible and to make sure they get backed up to additional drives, both onsite and offsite, as soon as possible after that. There would be a lot less disappointment in the world of photography if everyone would keep that in mind at all times.

Bob
Boston, Massachusetts USA
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Re: How do I recover photos deleted from the memory card?

Michael007,

 

Thank you for your post. Since you've had the latest issue with deleting photos from the memory card, I'm wondering if you can shed some light my way? I inadvertently deleted all the photos from the memory card this morning off my Canon Rebel XTi. My gut told me I had just deleted over 10,000+ photos, and then I tried to stop it but it was already too late. My knee jerk reaction was to immediately take 5 pics to see if that cleared up the problems I was having with my Canon. Maybe it did, but now I have a new problem - I have a ton of missing photos. Of course it took precedence over my camera issues. And so I then again realized that wasn't the smartest thing to do as I was probably writing over some of the deleted photos. The good thing about this is that I have downloaded at least half of them somewhere on an external backup drive. The bad thing is I'm not really sure how many photos I lost bc I wasn't able to download after shooting them as there were so many files on the cf card. The camera would shut itself off after 5 minutes of trying to transfer photos from the camera card to my mac photo program. So today I spent the good part of the day reading about many recovery software programs, only to realize that the majority of them are not compatible with a mac computer OR if I did find one that was, I couldn't find the connection on the iMac (which I bought this year). Not one program has been straight forward to use which brings me to why I am messaging you. After I install the program, I never see the camera as a file source. When I use the iMac photo program, I see the Canon. When I connect to the recovery program, I never see the Canon. If I could get past this first step, I think I might have a chance at recovery. Any advice?

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Re: How do I recover photos deleted from the memory card?


ceweger wrote:

Michael007,

 

Thank you for your post. Since you've had the latest issue with deleting photos from the memory card, I'm wondering if you can shed some light my way? I inadvertently deleted all the photos from the memory card this morning off my Canon Rebel XTi. My gut told me I had just deleted over 10,000+ photos, and then I tried to stop it but it was already too late. My knee jerk reaction was to immediately take 5 pics to see if that cleared up the problems I was having with my Canon. Maybe it did, but now I have a new problem - I have a ton of missing photos. Of course it took precedence over my camera issues. And so I then again realized that wasn't the smartest thing to do as I was probably writing over some of the deleted photos. The good thing about this is that I have downloaded at least half of them somewhere on an external backup drive. The bad thing is I'm not really sure how many photos I lost bc I wasn't able to download after shooting them as there were so many files on the cf card. The camera would shut itself off after 5 minutes of trying to transfer photos from the camera card to my mac photo program. So today I spent the good part of the day reading about many recovery software programs, only to realize that the majority of them are not compatible with a mac computer OR if I did find one that was, I couldn't find the connection on the iMac (which I bought this year). Not one program has been straight forward to use which brings me to why I am messaging you. After I install the program, I never see the camera as a file source. When I use the iMac photo program, I see the Canon. When I connect to the recovery program, I never see the Canon. If I could get past this first step, I think I might have a chance at recovery. Any advice?


Remove the card from the camera immediately. From that point on, use only a card reader, built into the computer or connected to it via a USB cable, to access the card. If you can't find a recovery program that works on a Mac, try to find someone with a Windows computer who can help you. As a last resort, try to find a company in your area that specializes in such recoveries. It could be expensive, so you'll have to decide how important it is.

Bob
Boston, Massachusetts USA
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Registered: ‎09-10-2017

Re: How do I recover photos deleted from the memory card?

Hello, ceweger! I think RobertTheFat has provided a good answer for you. Please do as what he said. If there is any progress or problems, please let us know. Good luck!

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