Are you in a state of panic after accidentally deleting a KDC file? Don't worry! In this article, Partition Magic provides 3 ways to help you recover deleted KDC photos with ease and some useful prevention measures to minimize KDC data loss.

What Is a KDC File?

The file with the .kdc file extension is a proprietary format for Kodak cameras, which is usually stored in 24-bit color RAW image format on internal as well as external storage devices.

Also, as Kodak used the KDC file format to save bitmap images in the past, some KDC files may be Kodak bitmap digital images. To distinguish them, you just need to see their size. If most images exceed 10MB, they most likely contain RAW images.

As RAW images can give photographers much greater flexibility when it comes to post-processing, it could be frustrating if the KDC RAW photo is deleted accidentally. Have you also encountered the same error? Don’t worry. This post provides a comprehensive guide on Kodak KDC photo recovery.

How to Recover Deleted KDC Photos from Kodak Camera?

How to recover deleted KDC photos from Kodak Camera? In this section, I summarize 3 feasible ways to help you do the Kodak KDC photo recovery. You can try them one by one until you recover the deleted/lost KDC photos successfully.

Way 1. Recover KDC Photo from Recycle Bin

If your pictures are deleted when you connect the Kodax camera to a Windows PC, you can try to check the Recycle Bin to search for the deleted KDC photos. By default, deleted files are moved to the Recycle Bin and remain for 30 days. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Recycle Bin folder.
  2. Locate and select the deleted KDC photo.
  3. Right-click it, and select the Restore option.
  4. Once done, the deleted KDC photo will back to its original location.

Way 2. Restore KDC Photo from Backup

If you have the habit of backing up your files regularly, you can recover deleted KDC photos with ease as well. In this case, you just need to access your backup software or folder, and then restore the deleted KDC photos to their original location. Here, I take File History as an example to show you the detailed steps.

Step 1. Type “file history” in the search box and select Restore your files with File History from the result.

Step 2. In the pop-up window, check if the deleted KDC photos are here.

Step 3. Then, select them and click Restore to get your KDC files back.

Way 3. Recover KDC File via Recovery Software

If you do not have a backup for your KDC photos, you can still recover them by using data recovery software. This kind of software will scan your storage device thoroughly and search for all the deleted or lost KDC files to recover, even if they are not in the Recycle Bin.

There are many professional data recovery software on the Internet, you just need to select one according to your preference.

Further Reading:

If you also need to recover other file-format pictures on a Windows computer, MiniTool Partition Wizard could be a good choice. It provides a Data Recovery feature to retrieve a wide range of lost or deleted files, including DWG, PSD, CDR, PSP, PCX, JPG, GIF, PNG, SWF, BMP, CR2, DCR, and more.

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Prevention Measures to Minimize KDC Data Loss

The key to avoiding data loss is prevention. Here I summarize some helpful precautions that you can take if you don’t want to lose your photos from the Kodak camera:

  • Regularly back up your KDC files and save them to two different locations, such as an external drive, flash drive, NAS, cloud storage, etc.
  • Enable the Write Protect on your camera memory card.
  • Never connect your Kodak camera to a computer that may be infected with a virus.
  • Always keep your Kodak camera charged before using it.
  • Don’t use the file-sharing feature when you are in an unsafe public network.

In Conclusion

How to recover deleted KDC photos from Kodak Camera? This post provides 3 effective ways to help you recover deleted KDC photos and some useful prevention measures to minimize KDC data loss.

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