You might be checking out some of the best places around the world, with your Kodak camera of course.
Whether you are using an old KODAK EasyShare camera or a brand new PixPro action camera, this may happen to you:
You accidentally deleted several pics or videos, later you need them…badly!
Or you formatted the memory card only to realize that you had some precious files waiting to be transferred.
The question is whether it’s possible to recover deleted pictures and videos from a Kodak camera or camcorder?
That’s what we are going to cover in this Kodak photo recovery guide.
A real-life scenario
Lilian holds her loved PixPro AZ251 and shares a problem she recently encountered:
I accidentally hit “delete all” button when I only wanted to delete several unwanted pictures. Now all of my photos together with a few videos are gone! The files should be stored on the external 16GB SDHC card inside my camera. I was wondering if it is possible to recover them? Or any trick to undo the “delete all” option?
Kodak Data Loss Scenarios
- Erased memory card via the camera.
- Formatted Kodak card in a computer.
- Pics lost due to unsuccessful data transfer.
- The card became corrupted and the camera cannot recognize it.
- Video files broke after pulling out memory card while the camera is on.
This any of these happen to you. Do not panic! It is quite possible to get your data back, as long as you take the right steps. And act sooner than later.
To begin with, STOP taking any additional photos! Turn off your Kodak camera or camcorder, carefully remove the tiny memory card from your device.
Next, prepare the following things as you’ll need them to perform DIY Kodak data recovery.
- The original USB cable or a card reader. Note: If the card is SDHC or SDXC and the size fits your computer card adapter slot, then you do not need a cable or card reader.
- A computer with access to the Internet. PC or Mac is okay.
- Your Kodak memory card. Make sure it’s not damaged.
- A digital photo recovery program.
A Step-by-step Guide for Kodak Photo Recovery
Step 1: Connect your Kodak camera (memory card) to a PC or Mac. As I explained already, you can do so via a USB cable, a card reader, or simply the built-in card adapter on your computer. Make sure the card can be recognized as a “Removable Drive”.
Step 2: Download Stellar Photo Recovery program. Be sure to choose the right version. Once the download is complete, double-click the file to install the program. Note: I recommend Stellar in this case because it’s simple and powerful. Even the trial version allows file preview.
Step 3: After installation, open the software. Click the big blue button in the center, then follow the instructions to continue. It is quite intuitive and you should have no problem following the prompts.
(screenshot of the PC version, Mac version looks slightly different)
Step 4: After the scan is complete, preview the photos found and choose to recover them by highlighting and clicking the “Recover” option. Done!
Pro tip: Never save new data to the Kodak memory card where your lost items were stored – you should stop taking more photos or video clips. In addition, when using the recovery program, do not save your recovered files back to the memory card. This is to avoid overwriting your data.
DIY photo recovery from your Kodak camera/camcorder is possible provided that you take the right steps as soon as possible. I hope the information in this guide has helped you get your missing data back.
Feel free to leave a comment if you have questions during the recovery process.