Free tool to recover deleted DNG files from SD card
“Hi friends, I had been to Europe on my vacation for 5 days. During these days I had been visited to lots of tourist places and captured beautiful pictures and made some awesome video clip with the help of my Pentax digital camera. All these captured images and videos from digital camera were stored on SD card device in DNG file format. After finishing my trip, I came back to home and I connected the camera SD card to computer for copying those precious DNG files to PC. But due to sudden unplugging of SD card from system while transferring file, the SD card has got corrupted make all DNG file inaccessible. I don’t want to lose these precious DNG image files, is there any solution to recover DNG files from SD card. If yes, then tell me how to recover DNG files from SD card?”
Hey don’t worry!!! Your DNG files are still safe in SD card. You can easily retrieve back lost or deleted files from SD card using SD card recovery software. DNG is also considered to be a RAW image file.it is a proprietary image standard that was created and developed by Adobe. The DNG file stores image data in a very generic, highly compatible format, in contrast to RAW files that have specific formats supported by manufacturer and camera type. Thought DNG files are created by Abode and is supported in all Adobe applications, there are other companies like Leica Hasselblad that adopted this standard and use them in their digital cameras as their native RAW file format.
DNG file format is far better when compared to other RAW image files. Most of the cameras use this RAW image format for saving captured pictures on digital camera. Even this DNG file might stray almost like other RAW image files due to numerous reasons. However, many of us think that once the DNG files are deleted then they cannot be retrieved back. It’s absolutely wrong, you can recover DNG files from SD card using accurate SD card recovery application.
Reasons for loss of DNG files from SD card are:
- Accidental deletion of DNG files from SD card on camera while accessing other files on device
- Unintentionally formatting the digital camera SD card leads to loss of DNG files stored on the device.
- Virus or malware attack on SD card device can delete some of your valuable DNG image files
- DNG files might get lost from the SD card as a result of transfer error occurred while moving these files to computer or vice-versa
- If SD card file system is corrupted then DNG files present in on the SD card device might become inaccessible.
If you come across these types of problem with SD card and lost your necessary DNG files, then don’t panic. If you have proper backup of lost DNG files in any reliable external device then you can easily recover DNG files from SD card by copying them. In case, if you don’t have backup of lost DNG files then you need to use efficient SD card recovery application for recovering DNG files from SD card, as I said above. This software supports recovery of other RAW image file formats such as JPG, WMF, TGA, TIF, JPEG, PSD, WPG, PIC, PSP, ART, DCX, SID, PCX, etc. With the help of this recovery application you can even perform SD card recovery on Mac.
Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2008
Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including macOS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, and previous versions)
Steps to recover DNG files from SD card:
Step 1: Download, and install the free edition of SD Card Recovery Software on your system. Now, connect the SDHC memory card to the system. Now, launch the software, and select Recover Photos option from the main window. Then, you will see a list of available logical and physical disk drives. Choose the drive representing your SD card, and click Scan button to start scanning the SD card to find deleted/lost DNG files, as shown in figure 1.
Figure 1 : Home Screen
Step 2: Now, the software scans the SD card to find deleted & lost files as shown in figure 2.
Figure 2 : Scanning SD Card to Find Deleted/Lost Files
Step 3: Upon the completion of scanning and recovery process, a list of recovered files are displayed. You can view the recovered files in Data View, and File Type View, as shown in figure 3.
Figure 3 : Recovered Files in Data View & File Type View
Step 4: Prior to saving the recovered files, you can preview each of the recovered file just by double-clicking on the file, or by right-clickin on the file, and choosing Preview option, as shown in figure 4.
Figure 4 : Preview Recovered Files
Step 5: Finally, if you are satisfied with the recovery results of the software, then activate the license key of the tool, and save the recovered files at the desired location of your choice, as shown in figure 5.
Figure 5 : Save Recovered Files