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Best Way to perform SD Card Recovery on Canon Camera

In today’s digital revolution, Canon has set up a standard for its competitors. Canon is the best choice for many professional photographers and digital camera users, not just for its brand name, but primarily for providing wide variety of digital cameras. There are a series of digital cameras designed according to the need of people like the very famous Canon Power shot and Canon IXUS, to the professional DSLR cameras that are popularly known as the Canon EOS series. Canon is recognized for providing high quality pictures or images and has many in-built features that enhance its usage.

Canon cameras save images in jpeg format like any other digital camera. In case of professional Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras, the images are being saved in CR2 and CRW raw picture file formats. The RAW images are nothing but those images that are straight away saved from the CCD detector of the digital camera. The RAW images are directly saved without being compressed by camera. Canon cameras supports memory cards like SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards for storing pictures and videos in it. SD cards are mass storage medium that makes use of flash technology to store data on it. It is a solid-state device that supports FAT32 file format.  As the SD cards are non-volatile and solid state chips, hence they have no moving parts and they are less prone to physical failures. At times due to some logical failures, the data can be deleted and lost from SD cards. In this condition, you need to opt for competent Canon camera SD card recovery tool to get back SD card deleted pictures.

Data loss is a heart breaking moment faced by any individual. While checking the settings of SD card if you unintentionally press the format option that formats and deletes all the data present within the SD card. If you have connected SD card by using the card reader to the computer then if it is not recognized and it asks for a format card option and you select the option by mistake then all the data is deleted. Losing data due to abruptly ejecting the interface cable while transferring data between a computer and a camera or memory card reader. While previewing photos in camera if you unintentionally select the Delete All option then all the photos are deleted. After clicking a photo if you suddenly turn off the camera then also the photo is lost. If the file formats, gets corrupt by some harmful virus then also all the photos and videos are lost and deleted.

To avoid all such loss of photos you need to keep an updated backup of files. If you do not posses up to date backup then you need an appropriate photo recovery software to recover the deleted and lost photos. SD card recovery software is an excellent tool to recover photos from SD card that is used in digital cameras. With the help of this software, you are able to recover all sorts of media files. It can even recover RAW images from professional DSLRs. It can also perform formatted SD card recovery. It has a built-in feature to scan and recover all types of photos, audio and video file formats. It supports recovery of deleted data from FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, ExtFAT partitions or drives. This software can recover SD card images after format error on SanDisk, Transcend, Kingston and other popular brands of SD cards.


Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008



Procedure to use this software are as follows:


Step 1: Download and install free demo version of this software. Once it gets installed in your system, you need to click on the short icon present on desktop in order to launch it. As soon as the software starts processing, the main window will appear with three options - "Recover Files", "Recover Photos" and "Recover Partitions / Drives". Click on the "Recover Photos" option as shown in Figure A



Canon SD Card Photo Recovery - Main Window

Figure A : Opening Window


Step 2: After you click on Recover photos option, a new window will open on your screen where you need to select either “Recover Deleted Photos” or “Recover Lost Photos”. Select "Recover Deleted Photos" as shown in Figure B


Canon SD Card Photo Recovery - Select Recover Deleted Photos screen shot

Figure B : Select Recover Deleted Photos


Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008


Step 3: Once you click on "Recover Deleted Photos" option, the software takes you to the next level where you will see a new window which will ask you to select the appropriate drive from where your files are deleted. After selecting the drive, click on the “Next” button to start the scanning process as shown in Figure C


Canon SD Card Photo Recovery - Drive selection screen shot

Figure C : Select particular Drive from where files get deleted


Step 4: Select the required file type that needs to be recovered. If you donot want to select any specific file type then you can move on to the next level by clicking on "Skip" option. In case if you want to select any specific file type then after selecting you have to click on "Next" button as shown in Figure D. After completing scanning processing, you can easily preview the list of recovered files in a systematic manner in a separate window.


Canon SD Card Photo Recovery - File selection screen shot

Figure D : Select the File type that needs to be recovered


Step 5: Finally, the last window will appear where you need to save the “Recovery Session” as shown in Figure E


Canon SD Card Photo Recovery- Save Recovery Session screen shot

Figure E : Save Recovery Session


Note: You need to purchase the full version in order to save and restore previously saved recovery session. In demo version, you cannot save your recovered files. You need to activate the full version of this software in order to save your recovered files successfully.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

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