#GoPro Data Recovery Guide

Losing GoPro footage can be a creator’s worst nightmare. Data corruption doesn’t discriminate; it can occur regardless of the reliability of your SD card. Thankfully, software like Wise Data Recovery can provide a lifeline.

##Recovering Lost Data with Wise Data Recovery

Here is a step-by-step guide for data recovery:

  1. Visit Wisecleaner.com
  2. Find Wise Data Recovery under products
  3. Download the free version or select a pricing plan
  4. Install Wise Data Recovery
  5. Choose the file type you need to recover (for GoPro footage, select Pictures and Video) then click “Next”.
  6. Select the drive or SD card where your lost files were.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  8. Deep scans are optional but could help find lost files.
  9. Wait for the scan to complete.
  10. Select the files you want to recover.
  11. Click “Recover” and select a different drive for the recovered files.

##Understanding and Preventing Data Corruption

Data corruption occurs when errors appear during data processing, reading, or storing. The causes can vary, with some preventable and others less so. Recognizing signs of a corrupted SD card, such as inability to access or manipulate stored data, is crucial. Formatting your SD card can help, but recovery software should be your first step if the footage is important.

Common causes of data corruption include:

  • Power and battery issues
  • Improper shutdowns
  • Hardware damage to your GoPro
  • Unreliable SD cards
  • Faulty SD card adapter or USB cable

These problems can mostly be avoided by careful handling and regular checking of your camera. Remember, internal damage can occur even if there is no visible external damage.

Here are some tips to avoid data corruption and loss:

  • Format a new card immediately
  • After transferring files, format the card rather than deleting files
  • Backup your footage regularly
  • Safely eject your card on your computer before removing it
  • Always ensure ample storage
  • Keep your SD cards in safe places, as extreme temperatures can damage them
  • Turn off the camera before removing the card.


We hope this guide will help you recover lost files and avoid future data corruption. If issues persist, remember to revisit this tutorial and use Wise Data Recovery.


  1. WiseCleaner. (2023). Wise Data Recovery – Freeware to Recover Deleted Files from FAT, exFAT, NTFS disk. Retrieved July 2, 2023, from Wisecleaner.com

  2. GoPro Zone. (2023). Best SD Cards for GoPro – Reviews and Guide. Retrieved July 2, 2023, from goprozone.com

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