Retrieving accidentally deleted photos
June 29, 2014 10:00 PM   Subscribe

I accidentally deleted photos from my Canon 7D, photos that I mistakenly thought I had saved, and was wondering, since I haven't used the camera since, if it's possible to somehow retrieve them?
posted by tangyraspberry to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Try photorec. I've always had good results.
posted by Juso No Thankyou at 10:03 PM on June 29, 2014 [3 favorites]

HERE is another option - SanDisk RescuePRO. This offers a free trial, so you can try it out before you buy.
posted by The Architect at 10:14 PM on June 29, 2014

Yes it is possible. If you are on a mac, use Filejuicer.
posted by Brent Parker at 10:16 PM on June 29, 2014

photorec. photorec. photorec.
posted by devnull at 11:55 PM on June 29, 2014

photorec for sure. It's free, and if it doesn't find anything, there was nothing there to recover.
posted by scruss at 5:41 AM on June 30, 2014

I've had good results with Recuva. It's easy to use and free.
posted by alex1965 at 7:38 AM on June 30, 2014

I don't think it's free anymore, but I've successfully recovered files off used SD cards and hard drives with DiskDigger.
posted by cropshy at 12:58 PM on June 30, 2014

your images aren't overwritten, the space is just marked as available. take the CF card out of the 7D, put it into a reader connected to a computer and run one of the recovery programs. I have personally used sandisk rescue pro and it worked fine for me.

get to know your 7D better. you can protect images (the padlock symbol) so they cannot be erased. you should do this for important images right after taking them.
posted by krautland at 9:37 PM on June 30, 2014

Thanks for all the pointers. I am trying Recova, and it is searching my hard drives, but it doesn't seem to "see" my camera (which is turned on and attached via USB.) Is there some way to make the Camera visible to Recova?
posted by tangyraspberry at 9:54 PM on June 30, 2014

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