Canon Raw File Recovery | Recover Deleted CR2 Files

Updated On September 24, 2021

Did you accidentally delete images from your Canon camera’ SD card? If that's the case, don't worry; you've come to the correct place. In this article we've recommended a tried-and-trusted method for recovering cr2 files from a Canon camera using professional photo recovery software called Remo Recover. To effectively recover all deleted and lost CR2 CRW RAW image files from Canon Camera’s SD card. Download the tool now.


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Canon digital cameras are well known for its friendly GUI, stylish design, and high capability features. A large number of mainstream photographers prefer Canon digital cameras, as images captured from it look livelier and will be crystal clear. Canon digital cameras save images in CR2 format, which is a raw file format. RAW images are unprocessed files, which need to be converted in any of the digital camera supporting formats.

Even though CR2 images look stunning, at times these might get deleted or lost due to various reasons. Recovery of a CR2 file becomes necessary when lost and deleted photos or videos which were important to you. Fortunately you can retrieve lost CR2 files employing a reliable photo recovery tool and recover deleted or lost photos with ease.

It is recommended to always have a backup of your important files, as there are high possibilities that you might lose CR2 photos from your Canon’ SD card due to various reasons. Stick to this post till the end to know how to recover deleted cr2 files with ease.

Reasons For RAW CR2 Loss From Canon Camera?

  • Inappropriate removal of connected camera from your Windows computer system.
  • Accidentally pressing of “Delete All” button on digital camera will erase CR2 files.
  • Use of same external storage media in more than one system / device.
  • Making use of untrusted third party antivirus software for scanning images.
  • Incomplete CR2 file transfer process might result in data loss.
  • Inaccessible, corrupt and unreadable memory card might lead to loss of CR2 files.
  • Unexpected error messages that force you to format memory card on Canon camera.

How to Recover CR2 Files From SD card?

You can recover deleted or lost CR2 files from Canon’s SD card by the 2 methods below. If you have not taken the backup of your important files then directly make use of Remo recover to recover deleted CR2 files from Canon’s SD card.

Recover RAW CR2 Files Using File History Backup

If you have backup of your important data then you can restore deleted RAW CR2 files using the below steps.

  • Type Control panel in the search bar and hit Enter.
  • Now navigate to the System and security and click on File History > and select Restore personal files.
  • Now select the folder which has CR2 files and click on the Restore button.
  • Now select Restore to and select desired location to restore the deleted RAW CR2 files.
  • Now you will be able to access the deleted CR2 files, in case you have not taken backup of your CR2 photos then move to the next section of the article.

    Restore RAW CR2 Files Using Remo Recover

    Whatever the reason for the loss of Canon RAW images, Remo Recover software recovers them all in a few clicks. It can recover RAW photos as well as other media files such as audio, video, and so on. Canon image recovery is supported for all Canon camera models, including the Canon Powershot compact camera, Canon Vixia camcorders, and Canon EOS DSLR series. It can recover lost raw cr2 files from formatted sd cards and also supports the recovery of more than 300 file formats. Download the tool now.

    Download, install and run Remo Recover on your Windows computer. Connect your memory card and follow the steps below.

    Step 1: Select the Recover Photos option from the main screen.

    Step 2: Then, select the appropriate drive from where you want to restore RAW CR2 files.

    click on recover photos to recover RAW cr2 images

    Step 3: Click on the Scan button, once the scanning process gets completed the recovered files will be listed in Data View and File Type View.

    Recover RAW CR2 Files - File Type View of the Recovered Files

    Note: Now, the software allows you to Preview each of the recovered image files with it's Preview option to judge the success rate of the software.

    Restore RAW CR2 Files - Preview Recovered CR2 Files

    Step 4: Click on the Save option, to get back the recovered files on desired location.

    Tips To Avoid Data Loss On Canon’s SD card.

    • Take a backup of important CR2 images.
    • Make use of antivirus to keep your canon camera’s SD card virus free.
    • Do not use a canon camera when the battery is low.

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