How to Recover Deleted Photos from Canon Camera


Canon EOS camera

If you are a photography lover, you should be pretty familiar with digital cameras. Canon has been an active camera designer and manufacturer for years. But what if your lovely photos got accidentally deleted from Canon camera such as Canon EOS 7D, Powershot S95 etc, what would you do? Thought they were deleted permanently and gave up? Or looking for possible Canon photo recovery solutions? Common people may choose the previous option and just stay panic about their fault, while those smart guys may positively seek for ways to recover photos from Canon digital camera.


The following cases include most sufferings Canon lovers might meet.

  • Press Delete ALL button and deleted all photos instead of several not so nice ones.
  • Photos got deleted while transferring from Canon camera to personal computer (running Windows or Mac OS X).
  • Formatted the SD, CF(Compact Flash) card equipped with Canon camera.
  • Memory card insides the camera becomes bad or corrupted and cannot be used any more.
  • Canon camera fell onto the hard ground and broken, photos become inaccessible.
  • More Canon photo deletion or camera errors scenarios...


Canon Photo Recovery Software for PC & Mac

When you accidentally meet any of the photo loss situations with your Canon camera, DO NOT panic as those photos are highly possible to be undeleted as long as you take the right steps and precautions. In most cases, Canon photo recovery (for Windows/Mac) program should be tried first.


Stellar Photo Recovery – an easy yet powerful digital camera photo recovery tool which is specially tailored to restore photos lost from digital media including Canon cameras such as PowerShot G1/SX30/SX150/A1200, EOS 50D/60D/5D/7D/Rebel T3/Rebel T3i, IXUS 220/230/1100 etc. Both PC and Mac versions are provided. Not only common image formats includes JPG (JPEG), PNG, TIFF, but Canon RAW photo formats such as CR2, CRW can also be retrieved without hassles. Only need 3 steps: Connect -> Scan -> Recover, you can get back those lost memories easily.



How to Recover Photos from Canon Camera– the Guide

STEP 1: Download and install the Canon undelete/unformat software on your computer (here assume you are Windows user). Connect the camera (memory card) to the computer via a USB cable or card reader. Note: if you Canon is broken, take the SD card out and load it on a card reader and then insert to the computer.

STEP 2: Highlight the drive and select the photo file types you want to retrieve from the 'Advanced Scan' option. Note: you can also recover RAW photos with format .cr2 or .crw. Then click 'Start Scan' to come to a scanning procedure.

STEP 3: Preview and recover the found images. When the scan is finished (you can also cancel the process), preview those found photos and evaluate if they are right you have deleted. Then click Recover to get them recovered easily.



Remember – the time you found your photos got deleted or lost, STOP taking more photos or videos with your Canon camera immediately and DO NOT save more files to the camera memory SD or CF card. Meanwhile, for those who meet memory card errors with your Canon camera, use the photo unerase tool to retrieve photos first. Then reformat the card by connecting it to your PC. After that re-try the recovery app to see if more pictures can be found as formatting won’t erase the data immediately. If your Canon camera or memory card can’t be recognized or detected, then check this article for the fix solution. Also Mac users can see this post for how to undelete camera files on Mac.

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