Restore RAW Files from External Hard Drive

“I have habit of collecting all images captured using digital camera in my external hard drive. So, frequently I use to transfer photos from camera memory card to external HDD by connecting these devices to my Windows system. However, recently while doing so by mistake, I have formatted external hard drive containing all RAW images on my PC. How to recover RAW files from an external hard drive? Any help will be appreciated!”.

This is one of the common situations faced by many external hard drive users. Most of the people believe that external hard drives are secure and safe to preserve or backup plenty of RAW images files captured in digicam or other gadgets. However, RAW files stored in external HDD might go far away due to various reasons few of them are mentioned below:

  • Accidentally deleting RAW files from external hard drive while removing some unwanted files
  • Mistakenly formatting external hard drive partition containing RAW files will erase complete data along with those RAW images
  • External hard drive gets corrupt due to virus intrusion and stops to boot by making its data inaccessible including RAW files saved in it

When users come across any of these scenarios, RAW media files as well as other documents are likely to get lost or erased from external HD. However, if proper backup of lost RAW files exists, then it is not required to bother! Otherwise, make use of potent media file restoration tool to extract RAW files from external hard drive.

RAW file recovery tool for external HDD:

Yodot Photo Recovery software is best in restoring media file such as RAW images from external hard drive. It is good enough to get back different RAW file formats include DNG, PEF, SRF, KDC, ARI, CRW, CR2, NEF, CRW, SR2, MRW, NRW, RAW, DCR, ORF and many more captured on Nikon, Panasonic, Kodak, Canon, Olympus, Sony, Samsung, Fuji, Pentax, LG and other brands of digital cameras. Apart from RAW images, this program also capable of retrieving video files from external hard drive along with generic photos, music files and other file types easily. Including external hard drive, this application can also extract various type of media files from memory cards (SD card, CF card, Micro SD, SDXC, SDHC, MMC, XQD etc), pen drives, MP3 players iPods, video game consoles, etc. Also, this media file recovery utility can get back media files from external hard drives on Windows system running with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.

Easy steps to perform retrieval of RAW files from external hard drive:

  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery utility onto Windows computer and connect external hard drive to this PC
  • Next install and run the software by following on-screen guidelines
  • From main screen click on “Deleted Photo Recovery” to get back deleted RAW files or “Lost Photo Recovery” option to restore missing RAW files from external hard drive
  • Further in next screen select storage drive that denotes your external hard drive from which RAW photos have to be rescued
  • Also mark photo file types that needs to be restored from external hard drive and continue with scanning process
  • As scanning procedure ends this program will display retrieved RAW files in “Data View” or “File Type View”
  • Now mark required RAW image files and preview them to verify recovery results
  • Finally save these retrieved RAW file to new destination location on host system hard drive

Tips To Be Taken:

  • Hold backup of your treasured RAW images on multiple storage devices
  • Don’t use external hard drive in unknown or untrusted system to prevent its corruption ssues
  • Avoid storing new files on external hard drive after losing RAW files to avoid data overwriting