GoPro File Recovery: Recover Deleted GoPro Files & Videos Now

Jean updated on Sep 10, 2019 to Storage Media Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

This GoPro file recovery guide is for GoPro users who discover the loss of photos and videos from their GoPro Hero/GoPro Fusion cameras. No matter you deleted the files, formatted the microSD card, or the recorded footages are merely invisible, hidden somewhere without a trace, you can get them back. Here, the recovery program you're going to use is EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

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 footage you get is valuable, worth keeping forever.

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Do You Back Up GoPro Files Frequently?

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 puts 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 7,6,5,4 users like to back up in those ways: [1] transfer files to a mobile phone's microSD card, particularly Samsung phones. [2] upload files to cloud storage. [3] use PLUS from GoPro, 5$ per month, using the GoPro app to upload directly.

GoPro File Recovery Software

The truth is, many readers coming to this page did not create backups. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, the recommended GoPro file recovery software, becomes an alternative way to recover disappeared files.

How does the recovery software work? Unless you wipe the camera card using disk wipe software, common loss from deleting files or formatting the memory card still have a great chance of recovery, because they're actually not erased 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 download and install EaseUS hard disk data recovery software to start GoPro data recovery.

How to Recover GoPro Pictures, Videos from MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC Card

GoPro has a microSD, SDHC, 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 footages are saved on the memory card.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard has been tested to fully support videos and photos recovery from GoPro Hero series, including GoPro Hero 7 black, silver and white, and other types as well.

To recover deleted files with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, first, safely remove the SD card from the camera, insert it in a compatible card reader and then connect it to a computer.

The overall steps to recover lost data:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your computer. And then, select a location, which can be on a hard disk drive, an external USB flash drive/micro SD card or a specific folder on Desktop or somewhere else. Click on the Scan button.

select a location

Step 2. You'll see more and more data is showing up during the scan. You can check the "Deleted files" quick result during the scan if it's for deleted file recovery. 

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Step 3. Click "Filter" to quickly filter photos, documents, videos and other specific types of files. And lastly, select the wanted data and click on the Recover button.

select data and click recover
 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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