Configuration Requirement

  • Processor: Pentium class
  • System Operator: Microsoft Windows 7/ Vista / 2003 / XP / 2000 / NT4(SP6)
  • System Operator: Macintosh OS X 10.6 snow leopard, 10.5 leopard, 10.4 tigar, 10.3.9 panther
  • Memory: Minimum 256MB (512 MB recommended)
  • Hard Drive: 50 MB free hard disk space
  • Internet Explorer: version 5 Or later

How to Restore Deleted PEF Raw File Immediately in Few Clicks

Recently, I have received emails from various users who are unable to restore the deleted PEF file format manually. If you are one of them who is facing the same situation and looking for the effective solution then your search is finally over. In this article, we are providing complete information about PEF, causes of file loss, and the working steps to get back the files quickly. So, what are you thinking for, read the given instructions carefully and follow them in given manner to restore the files in easiest way.

What is PEF Files?

PEF stands for Pentax RAW Image File which is recognized as an uncompressed and unedited file format. It is used by the Pentax Digital camera which represents all the raw data taken by the camera. You need to know that the PEF files are named RAW because they are not a processed file and they are not ready for the print out. In fact, users can never edit the PEF files on a bitmap graphics editor. These files contains all the essential information about the picture i.e. its date and time, meta data etc. These are small files which does not require huge space in the memory.

How PEF Files gets Damaged or Deleted?

Users should know that there are several factors which are responsible for data loss situation. Some of the important points has been mentioned below:-

Accidental Removal: You need to know that human errors are the biggest cause of photo loss situation. If you will accidentally select all the files while removing the unwanted ones then you will lose all the files permanently.

Malware Infection: Sometimes, your system will be attacked by malicious threats if you will download free software from unreliable sources. In such a case, all the files will get corrupted severely.

Changing Extensions of Files: Many users attempts to change the files extensions manually by renaming them. It can cause severe damage of all the files and they will stop responding.

Abrupt Termination of PC: Due to power sabotage, sometimes system gets terminated abruptly when PEF file is in use. It can results to damage of the active files.

Read/Write Failure; If any unwanted interruption occurs during the file transfer process then it will fail the read or write operation. In such a case, your selected files can gets damaged severely.

Error Messages after Loss of PEF Files:-

Users need to know that floods of error messages will start to appear on the screen when PEF file gets damaged or deleted. Some of the common warning alerts has been mentioned below:-

  • File does not exists in the memory.

  • An unknown error occurred while opening the file.

  • You are trying to open an incompatible file format.

  • Do you want to format the Drive?

  • Unable to complete the operation. Please try again later.

  • Folder is empty.

  • Read/Write operation failed.

The above mentioned error messages are completely annoying which nobody wants to face but it is possible at anytime. However, users need to know that it is now possible to recover the deleted or corrupted files but only if you have take some precautions quickly after file loss situation. Some of the prevention tips has been discussed below:-

  • Try to stop using the drive or SD card from where your file has been erased.

  • Do not overwrite the space of deleted file with any other data.

  • Stop using the Pentax camera for sometime.

  • Now, you can use third party recovery software.

Automatic Way to Restore Lost PEF Files:-

If you are still facing photo loss situation then no need to panic. In such a case, we recommend the users to make use of PEF Recovery Software. It is one of the advanced software which has been designed by the technical experts with the help of high level algorithms. This tool will perform complete scanning in the system to restore the deleted PEF files. Even more, it has ability to get back the corrupted or even encrypted PEF files in just few clicks. This tool is capable to recover different formats of pictures and videos in their original quality. It comes with user-friendly interface which can be easily handled by the non-technical users also. You can use the tool in different versions of Windows and Mac operating system. Even more, this tool will display the preview after successful scanning process. You can select your important files and save them to the desired location. The trial version of the software is available for the users. You can download it now to check its working speed and performance. Once you are satisfied then you can also purchase full version of the tool.


PEF is one of the common RAW file format which is used by the Pentax camera. It is one of important file which contains all the details about the picture. However, the worst situation arises when the file gets damaged or corrupted due to malware infection, changing file extensions, interruption during transfer process etc. If you have also lost your file due to any of the reason and wants to restore them in easiest way then we suggest you to use PEF Recovery Software. It is one of the advanced tool which has ability to perform complete scanning in the system and restore the deleted or damaged files in just few minutes. It can be used by the non-technical users also. So, what are you thinking for, download the trial version of the software as early as possible.

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