How to Recover Lost CR2 Photos on Mac

Ivan Cook updated on 2022-05-05 10:27:32

Canon camera is one of the most widely used digital cameras in the world. It has fashionable design and advanced features. When you are using Canon camera, you can keep lots of images to its memory card and they will be saved in CR2 raw file format. But they may also come across photos loss problems on the camera due to some errors.

  • You unintentionally deleted all the photos instead of several not so beautiful ones and can't find them on your camera.
  • The memory card of the camera is corrupted and you can't access the photos.
  • Clicked the “Format” button by fault and lost all pictures.

You may also lose the pictures due to some other reasons like virus infection. When you come across such problems, you may wonder how you can get the deleted images back from the camera.

How to Retrieve lost CR2 photos on Mac step by step

To restore deleted CR2 pictures, you need to find a powerful and smart photo recovery program. Recoverit (IS) for Mac (or Recoverit (IS) for Windows) is a wonderful choice. It allows you to preview the files before recovery, which is very convenient to see whether they are the images you want to get back. You can download it here and have a try!

recover deleted cr2 photos

Now read on the tutorial below to perform CR2 photo recovery on Mac with only a few clicks.

Step 1 Choose a mode to restore deleted pictures

First of all, download and install this program. After that, launch it from the application folder and directly connect your camera or via a memory card reader to your Mac. Then you're able to see 6 file type selection tabs in the interface, first choose "Photo" tab in order to recover deleted CR2 photos, then click "Next" button to continue.

launch the program

Step 2 Scan your camera for deleted CR2 images

In a few seconds, the computer will recognize your device as a removable device. You can select it from the location list and then hit the "Start" button on top to scan your lost pictures on the camera. This program also allows you to stop the scanning process when you find the lost pictures and want to get them back at once.

scan the drive

Step 3 Preview and restore deleted CR2 pictures

After the scan, you can get a window as below. You can quickly find your lost images with the help of the folder tree, which is on the left side of the main interface. Preview the pictures and mark those you want to retrieve. Then click the "Recover" button. In the pop up window, choose a folder to store your files and click the "OK" button. Wait for several minutes, and you can get back the deleted CR2 photos.

recover deleted CR2 photos

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