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This post provides the best way to recover deleted GoPro files on Windows and Mac. Download the best GoPro file recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and recover deleted GoPro videos and photos with simple clicks. Keep reading to get more information.

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Everything You Need to Know About GoPro

GoPro has established itself as a leading brand of personal video cameras, which are strongly associated with extreme sports and adventurous activities.

Recently, the most popular way to use a GoPro camera is to attach it to a drone, such as DJI, Parrot, Hubsan, Protocol, Yuneec, Quadrone, and more. Flying GoPro with a drone makes life thrilling from a new perspective, so each piece of footage you get is valuable and worth keeping forever.


What Causes GoPro Data Loss (3 Common Reasons)

Shooting videos with GoPro is surely a novel and enjoyable experience. It has a microSD, SDHC, and SDXC card slot which supports cards between 32GB~256GB (Most SanDisk, Lexar, Samsung, Sony, and PNY memory cards are compatible) and a mini-USB port, which means the footage is saved on the memory card. However, it is possible for you to experience a GoPro data loss. There are many reasons that would lead to GoPro file deletion. Here are some common scenarios you might encounter that could potentially destroy valuable photos or videos that you have taken with your GoPro.

1. Accidental Deletion

This would be the most common reason that causes GoPro data loss. Sometimes users just turn off the auto-import function and tap "Delete" when GoPro asked if they want to maintain or delete files. Suddenly all photos and videos in the GoPro have gone.

2. Formatted SD Card

There's a possibility for users to inadvertently format the GoPro SD card when they trying to transfer files between GoPro and the computer. Once formatted the SD card, everything that exists in it will be wiped out and is hard to find back.

3. Device Damaged

Another possible reason is that your GoPro is badly destroyed. This could happen during the video shooting. The user may attach the GoPro to the drone to shoot video from high altitude, but the GoPro fell from the drone and fell to pieces. If the SD card is also broken, users might lose all the files and videos in it.

1 - How to Recover Deleted GoPro Files on Windows 11/10/8/7

It is rare for users to make a backup for the deleted files in GoPro, and that's why they need help from file recovery software. Unless you wipe the camera card, the common losses of deleting files or formatting the memory card are very likely to be recovered because they are not actually deleted from the SD card. They turn invisible, marking as available space for writing new files. Therefore, do not take recording additivities with the camera as soon as data loss happened, and then apply EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted files from GoPro.

  • Support video and free photo recovery from the GoPro Hero series, including GoPro Hero 7 black, silver, and white, and other types.
  • Provide two modes for you to both quick scan and deep scan the lost files and data.
  • Enable you to preview the recoverable videos and photos.
  • Works well on both Windows and Mac computers.

Download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and follow the guide below to bring back your deleted GoPro files.

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Note: Safely remove the SD card from the camera, insert it in a compatible card reader, and then connect it to a computer.

  • 05:09 open EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
  • 05:36 Select the target drive and press Scan
  • 06:00 Wait for the scanning process to complete
  • 06:53 Select files and click "Recover" to recover the desired files. 

Step 1. Connect the SD card, memory card, or CF Card to your computer and launch EaseUS memory card recovery software on your PC. The SD card will be listed under the Devices section. Choose the SD card and click "Scan" to start looking for your lost data.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. The software will start a scan automatically. The scan is powerful enough to find all lost files that even lost file names. After the scanning process, you can find deleted items from the tree-view panel on the left. Then, click "Filter" if you are looking for a specific file type, like photos, documents, videos or emails.

scan and preview the memory/SD/CF card files

Step 3. You can directly double-click the files to preview the content. After this, you can choose wanted files and click "Recover" to restore them to a secure location on your PC or other external storage devices.

recover memory/SD/CF card files

2 - How to Recover Deleted GoPro Files on Mac

EaseUS data recovery software also has a Mac version called EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac. This tool helps you recover deleted files on macOS Ventura, Monterey, Big Sure, Catalina, and more. Download this Mac data recovery software and follow the steps below to get back lost GoPro videos and pictures.

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Step 1. Select the SD card

  • Correctly connect your memory card to your Mac. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac.
  • Go to "SD Card Recovery", find your Canon/Nikon/Go Pro/DJI/Sony SD card, and click "Search for lost files".

Note: Before data recovery, you'd better click "Disk Backup" from the left sidebar to create a backup of your SD card to avoid further data loss. After backing up the SD card, the software can recover data from your SD card backup, and you can remove the SD card and use it again.

select a location and scan for lost SD card data

Step 2. Filter lost SD card data

After the scan, all files will be presented in the left panel in the scan results. Find wanted photos, videos, and other files.

filter lost data on your SD card

Step 3. Preview and recover data

Preview the SD card data and select the wanted files. Then, click the "Recover" button. Don't save the recoverable files to the SD card itself in case of data overwriting.

recover data from SD card Mac

Back Up GoPro Files for Data Protection

As you can see, it's very important and imperative to do regular backups to prevent the loss of data. There are various causes for data loss, on GoPro, for example, system breakdown, virus, power outage, human deletion, SD card formatting, corruption, or SD card errors "NO SD" or "SD ERR"...

Losing precious shootings and recordings surely put us in an annoying and painful situation. Undoubtedly, backup is the only 100% way to prevent catastrophic data loss on a digital camera device.

Most GoPro users like to back up in those ways:

  1. [1] transfer files to a safe storage place, such as your computer or external hard drive. 
  2. [2] upload files to cloud storage.
  3. [3] use PLUS from GoPro, 5$ per month, using the GoPro app to upload directly.

No matter which way you prefer, regular backup is right.


That's all about GoPro file recovery. Wish you could solve your problem after reading this post. Besides support in recovering deleted GoPro files, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard also enables users to recover other kinds of media files like audio and pictures. Whenever you need data recovery software, it would be your trustworthy tool.

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GoPro File Recovery FAQs

That's all about GoPro data recovery on Windows and Mac computers. Here are some frequently asked questions, keep reading and get additional help.

1. Can I recover deleted GoPro files?

Yes, you can get two ways to restore lost GoPro files on Windows and Mac PCs. All you need to do is to download and run EaseUS SD card recovery software.

2. Why is my GoPro deleting my videos without asking?

Here are the reasons why GoPro keeps deleting files:

  • System error
  • Data deletion
  • Card formatting
  • Improper handling

3. Can permanently deleted files be recovered?

Yes, you can recover permanently deleted files if you have professional data recovery software. And you can restore files with the steps below:

  • Download and run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
  • Open this software and select the location
  • Click Scan and wait for the scanning process to complete
  • Preview the files and select the wanted files to recover

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