How to Recover Deleted Photos/Pictures from Leica Camera?
A few days ago, a friend of mine asked me that he has a Leica digital camera but accidentally deleted all the photos he took during the trip to Australia. He just wonder if I can give him some suggestions to get back all the precious photos back to the memory card inside the camera because he didn't upload them to his computer and didn't make any backup of these photos in other storage media. I did give him a solution to get back the lost photos and yesterday he was delighted to tell me that all lost photos have been retrieved back. Today, I would like to introduce the solution here to help more people who are suffering from the pain of losing important data from Leica camera and more storage devices. Then, what you should do after the photos are deleted from your camera?
Stop what you are doing!
When a photo is deleted from the Leica camera, all it really does is mark the space on the memory card where the deleted photo occupies as free space. It can be recovered back as long as it hasn't been overwritten by new data. Therefore, just stop using the Leica camera or its memory card, turn to a reliable photo recovery tool for Leica camera to help you extract and recover the deleted photos. What I use is the iPubsoft Data Recovery (Windows 8/7/XP) or iPubsoft Data Recovery for Mac (OS 10.9 or later), which performs 100% successful data recovery process for any kind of storage devices like USB drive, pen drive, external hard drive, mobile phone, PC or Mac, MP3/MP4 players and so on.
However, you are obliged to get enough rights to have access to the physical device if you want to recover photos from Leica camera. You just need to spend a few minutes recovering those precious data by connecting your Leica camera to the computer with USB cable, selecting the disk/Drive which places the erased data and then scanning. As a result, you will easily detect those deleted pictures and then recover them. Download the free trial version below by choosing the right version for your computer system. Then, follow the detailed steps as below:
Tips: All Leica cameras like Leica R8, Leica R9, Leica M8, Leica M9, MegaVision, Pentax 645D, K10D, etc. can be supported by this software.
Steps to Retrieve Photos Deleted from Leica Digital Camera
Step 1: Connect Leica camera or its memory card to computer
Download and install the Leica camera photo recovery on your PC. Before you run it, you should connect your Leica camera or its memory card to the computer via a USB cable or a card reader. After that, you can run the software and there are 4 recovery options available on the interface. Choose the first Deleted Recovery mode at first. If failed, you can try the Raw Recovery. Click the "Next" button to continue.
Step 2: Scan Leica camera for lost photos
The software will scan the computer system and show all the drives related with it. Select the media drive for your Leica camera and hit on the "Scan" button to start scanning lost files on it. Do not disconnect the card during the scanning.
Step 3: Recover photos you want selectively
After the quick scan, all the recoverable files, including your lost photos will be shown and organized in a tree structure with details like name, size and deleted time. Check if you have found your wanted photos, mark them and click the button of "Recover" to start the photo recovery process for your Leica camera.
Caution: Please do not save photos onto the Leica digital camera or its memory card again, for it may result in overwriting data and even permanent data loss! Just store them to your computer or other external hard drive.