NEF is one of the raw image format owned by Nikon digital camera, NEF file format provides high quality images. The main advantages of this raw format is, it possesses biggest color spacing which allows user to customize photos upon originally unprocessed images in later stage. However, sometimes these NEF images may get deleted due to some reasons like user viewing the images on Nikon camera if he accidentally presses the delete button then NEF Images will be deleted, and also there are other reasons by which NEF files may be deleted, and user don’t know how to recover deleted NEF files. If you are one among them, no need to worry!!! You can use third party tools like Deleted Files Recovery Software which is specially designed for recovering deleted NEF files from all types of Nikon cameras.

Some of the common reasons for deletion of NEF files are listed here:

The above reasons can be overcome by using Deleted file recovery software which is capable of recovering deleted NEF files.

Some precautionary measures that can be taken to avoid the NEF files deletion:

Unique features that make the software one of the best is that it’s capable of restoring all the deleted NEF files. The software scans the entire drive in a few minutes and the data can be recovered. Recovered NEF files can easily be sorted on the basis of name, size, and date. Once the NEF files are recovered you can preview before you save it to your desired destination. This software is capable enough to recover pictures on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OSX, 10.5.x and above Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion. They can retrieve raw photo formats other NEF also like CR2,CRW, ORF, MRW, X3F etc. One of the other advantage of making use of this promising software is that it can be used recover flash drive, sd card and other kind of media cards. So it's one of the best recovery tool for recovering deleted NEF files. You even use the same software to get back deleted or lost images from digital camera memory sticks. Check out this link for further information:

Simple steps for recovering Deleted NEF files:

Step 1:Download and install the Deleted file Recovery software on your Windows or Mac operating system. Then connect the Nikon memory card or card reader. Open the home screen of the software as shown in Fig 1.

Recovering Deleted NEF Files - Home Screen

Fig 1: Home Screen

Step 2: Click on Deleted files and then select the Nikon memory card from the list of logical drives as shown in Fig 2.

Recovering Deleted NEF Files - Select Memory Card

Fig 2: Select Memory Card

Step 3: After scanning the recovered NEF files, can be previewed by using either of the available  preview options as shown in Fig 3.

Recovering Deleted NEF Files - Preview Images

Fig 3: Preview Images

For Leopard (10.5) and

Snow Leopard (10.6) Users

For Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8),
Mavericks & Yosemite(10.10) Users