Restore Canon RAW Files

“Today morning as soon as I connected Canon digital camera, an error message popped up stating that Canon camera card is not recognized by Mac system. So, I was unable transfer / access various images, audios, videos stored in it. This Canon DLSR digicam memory card holds all my cherished photos of CRW image file format. Is there any chance to restore RAW files from Canon memory card? Kindly help me!!”

This is one of the most general problem faced by Canon camera with its memory card. Often Canon DLSR cameras users perform various tasks such as capturing photos, recording videos / audios, transferring / accessing RAW files and many more. However, numerous RAW media files saved on Canon camera’s memory card might get lost or erased in many unfriendly instances as discussed earlier. Few other circumstances which results in deletion or loss of RAW files from Canon digital camera are:

  • Suspicious virus / spyware attack on Canon memory card, using same flash card on various gadgets, capturing or recording photos / videos continuously in Canon camera, file system corruption in card, etc. can make Canon memory card inaccessible which indeed make its RAW files unreadable
  • Mistakenly deleting RAW files from Canon camera, accidentally formatting memory card in Canon digital camera or when it is connected to Mac computer, suddenly ejecting flash card while accessing RAW files in Canon camera and other factors may results in removal of plenty of RAW files from Canon device

Canon RAW file recovery software:

One of the result-oriented media file recovery software to recover Canon RAW files is Yodot Mac Photo Recovery. This tool can bring back CR2 and CRW RAW files from Canon digital camera within few simple mouse clicks. Along with canon RAW images files, this tool can also restore generic photos like JPG, JPEG, PIC, IMG, TIF, GIF and many more formats. Including Canon RAW files, one can even get back RAW file from Kodak, Nikon, Sony, Samsung, Olympus, Pentax and other brands of digital cameras. This tool can perform Canon DLSR photo recovery / video recovery / audio recovery on Mac system running with Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks operating systems. Apart from Canon digital camera, user can even get back media files from various brands of mobile phones, camcorders, voice recorders, iPods, and other digital gadgets on Mac computer.

Steps to regain Canon RAW files:

  • Connect Canon camera via USB cable to Mac computer
  • Download and install Yodot Mac Photo Recovery application on that Macintosh machine
  • Run installed software program by following available instructions
  • In main screen two options gets displayed they are “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Click on any option based on Canon RAW file loss or deletion situation that you have faced with Canon digital camera
  • In subsequent window you will find all the partitions or drive present in that PC, select the drive that symbolize Canon device
  • In next screen you can choose the file types such as CR2 and CRW that you want to recover, otherwise ‘Skip’ the step
  • Next, this tool scans selected Canon camera drive and shows list of restorable Canon RAW images
  • Mark rescued Canon RAW files using “Data View” and “File Type View” options
  • And you can also preview selected Canon photos using “Preview” option
  • Finally, browse different destination location on Mac system to save Canon RAW photos (But not to same Canon digicam drive)

Basic Tips:

  • Avoid storing new files on Canon camera’s memory card after loss or deletion of its RAW files to avoid data overwriting
  • Do not use Canon camera continuously or when it in low battery, it might results in device corruption
  • Don’t use Canon digicams memory card in unknown devices to evade suspicious viruses