GoPro File Recovery: Recover Deleted GoPro Files & Videos Now

Jean updated on Aug 28, 2020 to Storage Media Recovery | How-to Articles


This GoPro file recovery guide is for GoPro users who discover the loss of photos and videos from their cameras. No matter you deleted the GoPro videos, 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.

What Causes GoPro Data Loss?
How to Recover Deleted GoPro Videos
Backup GoPro Files for Data Protection

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.


What Causes GoPro Data Loss?

Shooting videos with GoPro is surely a novel and enjoyable experience, while it is also 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.

GoPro File Recovery Software

It is rare for users to make a backup for the deleted files in GoPro because users do not think GoPro data is easy to lose. That's why they need help from file recovery software when they need to recover deleted GoPro files. How does the GoPro file recovery software work? Unless you wipe the camera card using disk wipe software, common loss from deleting files or formatting the memory card still has 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 Deleted GoPro Videos, Pictures 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 GoPro 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.

Step 1. Select a location and start scanning.

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, and hover on the partition where you lost data, be it a hard disk drive, external disk, USB, or SD card, then click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Preview and select the files you want to recover.

When the scanning has finished, select the data you want to recover. Double-click the file to check its content if you need to.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover lost data.

After choosing the data, click "Recover" and choose a location on another drive to save the files.

Recover lost data

Backup 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 supports in recovering deleted GoPro files, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard also enables users to recover other kinds of media files like audios and pictures. Whenever you need a data recovery software, it would be your trustworthy tool.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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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