Digital Photos Recovery Using PhotoRec

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PhotoRec works with various types of digital storage media including Compact Flash, Memory Stick, SecureDigital, SmartMedia, Microdrive, MMC, USB Memory Drives, HardDisks, Cdrom, ...

PhotoRec has been successfully tested with the following Digital Camera

  • Canon EOS 60D, 300D, 10D
  • HP PhotoSmart 620, 850, 935
  • Nikon CoolPix 775, 950, 5700
  • Olympus C350N, C860L, Mju 400 Digital, Stylus 300
  • Sony DSC-P9
  • Praktica DCZ-3.4
  • Casio Exilim EX-Z 750
  • Konica Minolta Dimage A200

Almost all digital cameras do not erase photos from your memory card when you delete photos or reformat the card. PhotoRec can recover your files in most cases. Even if your digital camera memory card is corrupt and you get an error message, there is a good chance your photos are still recoverable.

PhotoRec recovers

  • .jpg JPEG
  • .tif Tag Image File Format (TIFF) and various proprietary variants including
    • .arw Sony Raw picture
    • .cr2 Canon Raw 2 picture
    • .dcr Kodak Raw picture
    • .dng Adobe Digital Negative
    • .nef Nikon Raw picture
    • .pef Pentax Raw picture
    • .sr2 Sony Raw picture
    • .wdp JPEG XR
  • several proprietary raw file formats
    • .crw Canon Raw picture
    • .orf Olympus Raw Format picture
    • .raf Raw Fujifilm picture
    • .raw Contax picture, Panasonic/Leica picture
    • .rdc Rollei picture
    • .sit Mikron
    • .x3f Sigma/Foveon X3 raw picture

The whole list of file formats recovered by PhotoRec contains more than 320 file extensions.