Recovering Deleted / Lost DNG Files

Updated on January 13, 2020

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I am just back from a trip to Yosemite with tons of pictures on my camera. I tried to transfer these pictures to my computer and for some reason; I cannot find all of them. I am not sure what is going on? I need these pictures back, please. Also, they are all in DNG format. I am not familiar with this format; it’s pretty new to me.

Yes, you will be able to recover DNG files, to do that you should stop using the computer immediately. This will increase the opportunity to recover DNG files.

Before we go into recovery process, it is good to know what DNG files are and how they are different from other RAW images. RAW images are unprocessed images that are specific to each camera manufacturer and cannot be read by other software. On the other hand, DNG is a type of RAW format that was invented by Adobe to make RAW images generic and compatible for use by other software.

Although Adobe apps like Photoshop are compatible with DNG files, some Photoshop versions need a plugin called Camera RAW to open these files. If you are having trouble opening these files in Photoshop, refer resolve compatibility issues with Photoshop. Before trying to open DNG on Photoshop, check the Photoshop version.

These files are like any other types of files; they can get lost or deleted like in your case.

Some of the common reasons for loss of photos are improperly ejecting an SD card from the camera/system or due to virus attacks. Accidental deletion is also another major reason for deletion of photos. It can be difficult to search and recover the lost photos. However, you can recover DNG files easily by using a powerful Photo recovery software.

The reason for losing DNG files might be many, but Remo Photo recovery software helps you in recovering DNG files with ease. The software uses the Deep Scan algorithm to search the whole storage drive and recovers DNG files easily. Download and try the Remo Photo Recovery software for free now.

How to recover DNG files?

Download and install Remo Recover and follow the below mentioned steps

  • Launch the application and click on Recover Photos tab
  • Now, select the disk to recover DNG files and click on Scan button at the bottom right corner
  • After scanning is complete, the recovered DNG file will be displayed in File Type View and Data View
  • If you are not able to find the photos, click on Deep Scan button at the bottom to recover DNG files
  • Next, double click on the file to Preview and validate the recovered DNG files
  • Finally, click on Save and browse for a location to save the DNG file

Advantage of using Remo to recover DNG files

  • Simple user interface: The software makes it even the complex task of recovering vidoes easy for even novice users.
  • Deep Scan: The software stands out because of its Deep Scan algorithm, this feature scans each and every sector of the drive. Hence, it is possible to recover DNG files that are hidden
  • Save Recovery Session: Scanning takes time depending on the size of the volume of data present in the hard drive. By using Save Recovery Session option you can save the scanned data, and eliminates the need for rescanning the drive
  • File Types: Apart from recovering DNG files, the software also recovers various other image files such as JPEG, PNG, PSD, etc. You can also utilize this tool to restore digital camera photos from various camera brands like Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Nikon, Canon, and many others can also be Recovered


You might have lost DNG files because of virus infection, accidental deletion or any other reasons. If you are not able to find the DNG files anywhere on the computer, you will be able to recover DNG files after reading the article. When it comes to restoring raw camera photos like DNG files, always use trusted Photo Recovery software like Remo Recover.

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