How to recover Canon CRW and CR2 photo files?

How to recover Canon CRW and CR2 photo files with free data recovery software - MiniTool Power Data Recovery. Recover Canon CRW and CR2 photo files you can with MiniTool Power Data Recovery.

What is Canon CRW and CR2?
As one of the most popular digital camera on market, Canon has received enormous praise from users for its coziness, fashion and high performance, etc. The majority photos of Canon digital camera are RAW image format, mainly CRW and CR2 files. RAW image file refers to files that contain minimally processed data from the image sensor of a digital camera. Sometimes, CRW and CR2 are also called electronic negatives.

CRW specification: CRW usually appears as file format of Canon digital camera. Generally, the camera internally also employ CRF file format.

CR2 specification: CR2 is the extended file name of Canon camera and different camera producers have diverse extended file names: Fuji (*.raf), Canon (*.crw, *.cr2), Kodak (*.kdc), Minolta (*.mrw), Nikon (*.nef), Olympus (*.orf), adobe (*.dng), Pentax (*.ptx, *.pef), Sony (*.arw), Sigma (*.x3f), Panasonic (*.rw2).

Supported system platforms and software:
Windows OS
  • Canon digital camera software
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 
  • ACDSee Photo Manager 2009
  • ACD Systems Canvas 11
  • Smith Micro Poser Pro 2010
  • DAZ Productions Morph Designer
  • Autodesk 3dsmax with PMorphTools

Mac OS
  • Canon digital camera software
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
  • Smith Micro Poser Pro 2010 
  • Greenbriar Studio Custom 3D Tools

How could Canon CRW and CR2 photo files lose?
Problems are incurred when user is processing or collecting CRW and CR2 files, which would probably leads to data loss, data damage. Does this mean that those photos are lost permanently? Situations are as follows:
- Abrupt pull of memory card while camera is processing or saving photos.
- Accidental deletion or formatting camera memory card.
- Memory damage.
- File format damage.
All these all disastrous damages, however, user doesn't have any reason to worry about this for all those lost or damaged CRW or CR2 image files are recoverable.

How to recoverCanon CRW and CR2 photo files with MiniTool Power Data Recovery?
User need professional data recovery software to retrieve lost or damaged CRW and CR2 image files. But how could we choose an appropriate one from a number of software on market. Don't be upset. Here, MiniTool Power Data Recovery a free data recovery software developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd, is recommended for its powerful functions, easy operation, purely green and small size. User may download MiniTool Power Data Recovery at

Then install and run MiniTool Power Data Recovery, user would come to the interface above with five modules available: Undelete Recovery, Damaged Partition Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, Digital Media Recovery and CD/DVD Recovery.

User may adopt different modules depending on various needs, for example, to recover Canon CRW and CR2 photo files, therefore "Digital Media Recovery" should be selected to recover photos, audio and videos.
Slide the mouse pointer on each module, corresponding description would emerge below. Now let's slide to the forth module "Digital Media Recovery", user can clearly see the description on this module in the red zone, then click this module to enter.

Afterwards, user should select the disk partition that lost files located. Mind you, don not in a hurry to enter it, because only CRW and CR2 file are needed. Therefore, Advanced Setting function can be employed to filter those files, click it and a window would emerge as below:

Two options are checked in above interface which is default. Now uncheck "Audio/Video" and enter "Graphic/Picture" option to perform secondary filter:

Now user could see many a photo file formats above, and to recover the desired files, user should only check CRW and CR2, after that, click "OK" to finish setting.

Then we back to the previous, click "Full Scan" to search the CRW and CR2 files.

After full scan, only CRW and CR2 file remains, and user could click "Save Files" to recover conveniently and easily. That really saves plenty of time.

Now user should select location to save the lost file, then click "OK" to finish lost CRW and CR2 photo file recovery. So how do you think of MiniTool Power Data Recovery, isn't it excellent? For more information, please visit MiniTool Power Data Recovery.

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