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How to Recover Camera Raw File

We've all deleted pictures by mistake, or without realizing we'd want them at some future point. So someone may ask if there's a way of recovering those pictures. The answer is yes and here I'm going to show you how to recover lost pictures, taking raw image format as an example.

What is raw image format?

A camera raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor of either a digital camera, image scanner, or motion picture film scanner. Raw files are named so because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.

Now, please follow the guide below to learn how to recover Raw files by using WiseRecovery.

Step 1

Download WiseRecovery by clicking here. Make sure that you don't save it to the drive that you need to recover a file from, or you may overwrite the file you need to recover.

Step 2

Run the recovery program by following the on-screen instructions. Make sure that you don't install the program to the same drive that you are trying to recover from.

Step 3

Perform a full scan. Click the "Start Scan" button on the main window of WiseRecovery.

How to Recover JPEG Files

Step 4

You can see the list of all volumes found on your computer, select the exact drive and click the "Next" button to start scanning. If you can't see the drive, please make sure your external drives are connected, and click 'Refresh' button.

How to Recover JPEG Files

Step 5

Perform a deep scan to look for files. This will take significantly longer, but may result in more files found. Usually it will take about 2-10 minutes to scan, it depends on your disk size and files amount on the disk.

Step 6

Browse for the file you want. After scanning is finished, you can get a list of all recoverable files to browse through. Look through the list to see if your file was recovered and select your file and click the Restore button. 

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