How To Recover Photos From Canon Camera (For Canon EOS 80D & Other Models)

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    January 19th, 2018
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    March 6, 2021
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Summary: Accidentally deleted some of your photos or images or videos from your Canon Camera? Or you cannot access your photos as your files are inaccessible now due to data corruption? If yes, this post will help you to retrieve and recover photos from Canon Camera with ease.

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Many users like you use Canon EOS 80D or for that matter any other Canon devices to capture images and videos during a trip or in a friend’s wedding. However, the truth is that even a  costly Cannon or even a Nikon device will not guarantee you protection against any kind of data loss. Accidental deletion and corruption can ruin your data may lead to loss of crucial Photos and videos.

So now the question that comes to our mind is that how to recover photos from Canon camera?

Is there an easy way to retrieve photos from Canon or Nikon?

And the answer is Yes.

There are many applications free and paid both which will easily help you to recover images & videos from Canon camera. The recovery process is very simple and easy to understand and with this, you can efficiently retrieve your videos and images from Canon or Nikon camera.

There are three ways through which you can do this recovery:

  1. Third-party software
  2. Retrieving from backup
  3. Using command prompt

Tips To Prevent Corruption

  • Never remove your SD card while using your camera
  • Always follow the process while inserting or removing your card
  • Try using one SD card for one device. If you have multiple devices try purchasing different SD cards for different devices.
  • Always use anti-virus in your system
  • Handle your card with care to avoid physical damage
  • Never click images or shoot videos when the battery is low
  • If your card is showing any error try not using it to avoid rewriting of your data.

Best Ways To Recover Photos From Canon Camera
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As I have mentioned earlier that there are three ways through which you can retrieve your data, so now we will discuss all these three techniques and their limitations. Plus, I will also share a step by step technique so that you don’t have to look anywhere else to complete the whole process:

Using Third Party Software

Using a third party tool is one of the most effective solutions to get back your valuable data from corruption or deletion. However, choosing a tool is a hard task. As most of us have no idea about the tools and how they work. So selecting one tool and evaluating it takes time.

Things To Keep In Mind Before Selecting a Third Party Software

  • Compatible with all formats of SD card: I guess we all know that there are different types of SD cards available on the market plus your camera stores all your files and data in these SD cards. So you should choose a software which is compatible with all types of SD cards.
  • Support different formats of audio, video and image files: Like SD cards your images, videos, and audios can be stored in different file formats so choosing a software that support recovery of all formats is the need of the day.
  • Support RAW format: There are users who save their images in RAW or Jpeg format. So always select a tool which supports RAW as well as jpeg format files.
  • Interactive GUI: A simple GUI makes the life more easy for a user. So always go for a software which has an easy to understand user interface.

Based on the above criteria’s you may go for  SysInfoTools Photo Recovery Software.

It is an advanced version Photo Recovery software, which can easily recover and retrieve all your lost photos, audio & video files too. It can recover data from accidental deletion, formatting and even from corruption. It is one of the finest applications to recover photos from Canon camera and its SD card. The software is designed to support all formats of photos, audio file, and video formats. In addition to it, the software doesn’t alter your original data during the whole process. So you can easily restore your files without even having the fear of data alteration or data loss.

How To Use This Software

First, you have to download the software from the given link:


Step 01: Launch the software and select the drive where your files are stored.

Step 02: Auto detection is on so no need to do anything. Just click on ‘Next’


Step 03: Choose the recovery mode Standard, Advanced & Deep. And click ‘Next’


Step 04: Wait till the software completes the scanning of your files. Click ‘Ok’


Step 05: Here you can preview the files by clicking on them. Select the files that you want to restore and click ‘Save’


Step 06: Select  a location where you want to save the files and click ‘Ok’


Step 07: Wait till the software save your files in the system and click ‘Ok’

So here is how you can easily recover and restore photos from Canon Camera with ease.

Retrieving From Backup

So apart from using a tool, you can also retrieve your crucial images and other data by restoring it for your earlier backup. The best part of this method is that it doesn’t take much time. However, this one only works when you have earlier created a backup of your files.

Using Command Prompt

If you are unable to access you files stored in any SD card or USB drive, you can use CMD for retrieving them easily.

  • Connect your SD card with your PC via card reader
  • Now to open Command Prompt Windows, press Windows button + R and type ‘CMD’ and click ‘OK’
  • Type chkdsk E: / f and hit enter (replace E & F with the drive letters)
  • Type Y and click enter
  • Type:Eand hit Enter again
  • Type: E:\>attrib -h -r -s /s /d *.*and click on Enter
  • A new folder containing all your earlier data will be created. Copy and save it to a new location.

So here were the three techniques through which you can easily retrieve and recover photos & videos from Canon camera.

Hope you liked this article.

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