Perform RAW File Recovery from Memory Card

You might have come across the situations when you have lost the RAW images from your memory card. Suppose you had clicked some pictures using your camera and want to transfer those files on to your computer. You remove the memory card out of the camera as you do not have the data cable to connect to the system. While removing the memory card you forgot to switch off the camera which caused data loss.

The loss is because the files were still getting saved on the memory card, but you removed the card immediately after clicking pictures. The data was still getting processed to be stored in the memory card and the process got interrupted. You will not be having any other copy of the images to restore. In that case, you can recover the files using proper recovery software. Yodot Photo Recovery is one such software that helps you recover RAW files from memory card effectively.

There are various types of memory cards like SD cards, SDHC cards, SDXC cards, CF cards, Memory Sticks, etc. available in the market for your digital devices like cameras, camcorders, etc. digital devices. You may lose your RAW images from these cards for number of reasons. Some are as given below:

  • Format Error: The format error occurs when the card gets corrupted. You will get the error message when you try to access data on the memory card. The message will pop up to format the drive. If you do not approve then you will not be able to open the drive. If you approve, the memory card will be formatted. Either way you will lose the data.
  • Usage of camera while low battery: When you capture the files on camera, it takes a moment to write the files on to the memory. The camera may shut down and you lose the data. You may be thinking that you wouldn’t have lost the data if the device was on for at least a second
  • Raw file transfer interruption: You may be transferring RAW images from memory card to the other drive on the computer. The transfer process may get interrupted, if there is loose connection in the cable or any other reason and you will lose the RAW images
  • Deleted while anti-virus scan: The memory card when connected to the computer, it is scanned for any threats like virus infection. While scanning, the anti-virus may delete the files if it can’t fix the problem or due to programming error on it

Whatever may be reason for RAW image loss on the memory card, the images could be brought back using recovery software. The RAW files will be still present on the memory card, but are inaccessible from system interface. Such RAW image files can be recoverable aid of suitable file recovery software like Yodot Photo Recovery that scans memory card to display identified RAW image files on its user interface.

Software to restore RAW files from memory card:

The Yodot Photo Recovery software helps you to perform RAW file recovery from memory card in no time. It wil restore various digital RAW file formats like SR2, RAW, CRW, MRW, ARW, CR2, PEF, NEF, etc. generated by different brands of DSLR cameras and camcorders. You can even recover generic photo files (like JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIF, etc) along with video and music files. Other than memory cards, it supports recovery of RAW images from all types of storage media like computer/laptop hard drives, external hard drives, USB drives, iPods, MP3 players, etc. on Windows platform.

Procedure to recover RAW images from memory card using the software:

  • Plug in the memory card to the computer from which you need to recover RAW photos
  • Download the Yodot Photo Recovery software on the system and install it
  • Run the software and select the appropriate option to recover your lost or deleted photos
  • Select the drive of the memory card on the software wizard
  • Specify the RAW image file formats on the list of the software wizard to scan for those files and click “Next”
  • The software scans the memory card drive and lists out the RAW image files
  • Preview the RAW files and select the ones that you want to save
  • Select the destination path to store those RAW images on the computer drive

Useful Tips:

  • Do not use the digital devices like camera or camcorder to take pictures or videos while it is low on battery
  • Always safe eject the memory card from the computer or digital camera
  • Use branded memory card readers to avoid data loss due to faulty readers
  • Avoid using memory cards on different devices frequently which may cause card corruption