How to recover deleted RW2 files? If you accidentally delete your RW2 files, you don’t need to worry. In this post, Partition Magic gives a detailed introduction to RW2 files and provides some practical ways to recover deleted/lost RW2 files.

About RW2 Files

A file with .rw2 file extension is a raw image that is created by a Panasonic digital camera, such as the LUMIX AG-GH4 or LUMIX DMC-GX85. Compared to other file formats (such as JPEG files), this file format has these advantages:

  • This file type contains raw and unprocessed data from the camera’s sensor and has not been compressed like other photo formats.
  • It retains more detailed image information and allows for greater editing and post-processing flexibility than JPEG files.

So, these files are perfect for image editors that require color adjustments, exposure, and other photo editing features.

However, some people report that they accidentally deleted the RW2 files and don’t know how to recover them. Have you also encountered the same error? If so,  please continue reading and then you can get a full guide on the RW2 file recovery.

How to Recover Deleted RW2 Files?

How to recover deleted RW2 files? In this section, I summarize 3 feasible ways to help you do the RW2 file recovery with ease.

Way 1. From Local Backup

 If you’ve been backing up your data regularly, you can recover the deleted RW2 files more easily. In  Windows, you can use the File History feature to back up your data automatically. 

To enable it, you can refer to this post: How to Enable or Disable File History in Windows? Look Here! As for using it to recover deleted/lost files, you can follow the guide in this post: How to Restore Files with File History in Windows 10 – 3 Steps.

If you have backups on other external hard drives or Cloud (such as OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.), you can recover deleted/lost files with ease as well.

Way 2. Via Recovery Software

If you haven’t done any local backup for your RW2 files, you can try using third-party software to help you recover deleted RW2 files. To do that, you just need to do as follows:

  1. Take out the SD card from your Panasonic camera.
  2. Connect the SD card to your computer.
  3. Open your browser and search for the data recovery tool on your browser.
  4. Choose a data recovery tool from the result.
  5. Download and install it on your computer.
  6. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to recover the deleted RW2 files.
Don’t save the recovered RW2 files on the camera SD card. Otherwise, the data on the SD card may be overwritten and you are unable to recover the lost data any more.

Way 3. Via Data Recovery Services

If all the above ways are unable to help you recover deleted RW2 files, the only thing you can do is contact some professional data recovery experts. After learning the detailed data loss solutions, they will provide a suitable recovery solution.

Further Reading:

If you also need to recover other file format pictures on a Windows computer, I recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard for you. It provides the Data Recovery feature to help you recover lost/deleted DWG, PSD, CDR, PSP, PCX, JPG, GIF, PNG, SWF, BMP, CR2, DCR, and more files.

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Bottom Line

How to recover deleted RW2 files? Now, you may already know the answers. This post provides several effective ways to help you get the deleted RW2 files back.

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