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How to Reset GoPro Hero 3/4 to Factory Settings Without Data Loss

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It’s always necessary to reset GoPro if it’s not performing well or you want to remove the Wi-Fi and password from it. Applying factory reset is a good step while troubleshooting for fixing an issue in your GoPro.

How to Reset GoPro Hero 3/4 to Factory Settings

How to recover your lost photos and videos after resetting GoPro to factory settings

How to Reset GoPro Hero 3/4 to Factory Settings

Note that, you will not be able to apply the below steps if your GoPro generation is older than HERO 3.

Factory reset for HERO 3/3+ (black and silver edition):

  • While The GoPro is off, press and hold down the shutter button (the top button).
  • While still holding the shutter button, press the power button (on the front of the camera).
  • The camera will now power on and it will reset to the original settings.

Factory reset for HERO 4 (black and silver edition):

  • While the camera is on, press the Mode button (front button) until you see the "Setup Gear" icon.
  • Navigate to the setup screen (the gear icon).
  • Press the Shutter button (the top button) in order to select it.
  • Press the Mode button (the forward facing button, on the front of the camera) until "reset cam" is highlighted.
  • Using the shutter button (the top button) select this option "reset cam".
  • When your camera turns on again, the settings will be all reset to the original settings.

Note that before resetting your GoPro to factory settings, you need to backup all the photos and videos in your camera to avoid the data loss, as doing the factory reset will for sure remove all the data on your camera.

How to recover your lost photos and videos after resetting GoPro to factory settings

In case that you’ve done the factory reset and didn’t backup your photos and videos and you lost them; All what you need to do is to use iBeesoft Data recovery and you will easily have all the photos and videos back again.

What is iBeesoft data recovery?

iBeesoft, established in 2015, it is a professional Windows data recoveryMac data recovery and file shredder software provider.

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  • iBeesoft data recovery can recover lost data due to formatted devices, partition loss, virus attack, deleted by mistake or program crashes and many other reasons.
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  • iBeesoft recovery data supports any type of files like pictures, documents, video, audio, archives, email, etc.
  • iBeesoft data recovery offers two scan modes to help on finding lost files quick scan and seep scan:
    Quick Scan - the program quickly scans the hard drive or the device chosen to find recently deleted or lost files.
    Deep Scan - The Program will deeply scan the chosen device in order to find every recoverable file on the device.
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How to restore lost data on GoPro with iBeesoft data recovery?

You can easily use iBeesoft data recovery to restore all lost photos and videos on your GoPro Hero 3/4.

Step 1: connect your GoPro camera to the computer.

You can directly connect your GoPro camera to computer via USB cable, then check whether it shows on your computer or not. If it’s not showing on your computer you will need to take out the memory card and use a card reader if necessary for the computer to read the memory card. Once your computer detect your GoPro or the memory card you can open iBeesoft data recovery to start the recovery of the lost data.

Step 2: select the file types that you want to recover.

Once you open the program all file types are checked automatically, you will find several file types but if you want to recover a certain type you can easily uncheck and remove other unwanted file types, and you can also check "All File Types" to select exactly what you want. After choosing the file type, click "Start" button in order to start restoring your lost data

select the file types that you want to recover

Step 3: Select a location to scan or find data.

Select a location for the program in order for it to find the data, such as a specific location. iBeesoft recover data will scan the specified location you’ve chosen, whether the entire hard drive or external storage devices, to search for lost data. iBeesoft data recovery will then preview what it found. You will need to select the system partition for special lost data locations, like desktop, favorites, libraries or other location you choose.

Select a location to scan or find data

Step 4: Recover the lost files from GoPro Hero.

The upper part of the window will show the scan result after it finishes the Quick scan and guides you to "Deep Scan" for more data if needed. You will find a tree-shaped directory at the left of the main window, this tree-shaped directory can guide you to view your lost files as the path or file types. The middle part will show you all the files and folders under the selected folders in the left window with more information. The right side of the window displays a thumbnail and info for the file selected in the middle window. If there are some lost files that you didn’t find or cannot be opened after you’ve done the Quick Scan recovery, then you will need to click on "deep Scan" at the upper part of the window in order to find the lost data. The deep scan will scan every sector or the device, so it will take some time to complete the scanning when you press of “deep scan” and it starts scanning you will find a pause button if you want to pause the scanning and return to it later.

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