How to Recover Deleted DCIM Folder?

Updated on June 28, 2021

Accidentally deleted DCIM folder on your SD card? Wondering how to restore photos from DCIM folder? Worry no more, this article will help you recover deleted DCIM folder easily with the help of Remo File Recovery Software. To quickly restore DCIM folder from your Android phone SD card or Camera SD card, download the software now.

DCIM folder or Digital Camera Images folder, it is an automatic folder created on flash memory cards in the camera to store the captured images. You might have found the DCIM folder missing or just an empty DCIM folder with photos and videos deleted from it.
It could be because of deleting the DCIM folder accidentally, corruption in the camera/smartphone SD card, formatting the memory card, etc.

In such cases, you might be asking yourselves, where do I find the DCIM folder, and is it really possible to recover the photos deleted from it. The fact is you can still recover the deleted DCIM folder from the memory card. This can be made possible by Remo Recover software. With this tool on your side, you can recover the DCIM folder from SD card safely in a few simple steps.

How Do I Restore My DCIM Folder?

All your photos and videos deleted from the Memory card remain within the storage despite being deleted. However, you wouldn't be able to access these files as the pointers to these photos are removed. But with Remo Photo Recovery Software you can recover DCIM folder from your cameras and mobile phone’s memory card. The powerful deep scan engine of the tool, can scan for the inaccessible photos on the drive and recovers them safely.

Steps to Recover Deleted DCIM Folder:

To recover the DCIM folder from the from any device connect the device to the computer.

  • Download Remo Recover software on your system and install it
  • Launch the software, and connect the memory card to it
  • Click on Scan to start DCIM folder recovery process
  • On the main screen, select Recover Photos option
  • From the list of displayed drives, select the memory card and click Scan for scanning process to begin
  • Once scanning is completed, you can Preview the recovered files and Save them on any location

In addition to recovering DCIM folder, Remo Recover supports different types of digital media file recovery and restore them back quickly. It also helps you sort the recovered media files based on their name, date and file size. You can even connect your mobile SD card and make use of Remo Recover tool to recover MP3 audio's, image files and videos etc.

Benefits of using Remo Recover software

  • The tool is available on both Windows and Mac operating system, and is compatible with all the versions
  • Apart from the DCIM folder the tool can be used to recover deleted camera roll folder
  • It can even recover deleted photos from the camera and also supports various types of memory cards like SD, SDHC, XD and MMC etc.
  • Not just the cameras or smartphones, you can recover deleted photos and videos from GoPro camera SD cards as well.
  • Tool also helps you retrieve lost or erased files from different storage locations like hard drives, pen drives, external storage devices etc.

Supported Camera Brands

Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Minolta, Hasselblad, Leica, Panasonic, Sigma, Pentax, Samsung, Casio, Fuji, Kodak, etc.

Situations which cause photo loss

  • Accidental deletion – While deleting the unwanted folders, you might have deleted the DCIM folder and end up with file loss.
  • Unintentional formatting – If the card has been corrupted, error messages may pop stating that “The directory name is invalid”, you might have formatted it and later realized that you need the DCIM folder back.
  • Interruptions in file transfer – Abrupt removal of memory card from the camera or system may lead to loss of photos and videos on DCIM folder.
  • Misuse of Camera – Taking shots with a low battery camera or switching off the camera abruptly will transferring the photos may lead to file loss.


As the DCIM folders are stored on the portable storage devices such as SD cards, you might be plugging these drives to different computers. Therefore, DCIM can get deleted easily. However, by taking proper backup of the drive, you can easily recover the lost media files from the backup. But if you have come across data loss, make use of Remo Photo Recovery Software to recover the DCIM folder.

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