Monday, September 19, 2011

Recovery of deleted photos from memory card

Have you lost your precious pictures due to corruption of memory card? Do you want to recover it ? If yes, then, this is the right article for you.

As you are aware of the fact that memory card like SD card, SDHC card, MMC card, XD card etc are used in digital cameras to store digital pictures and digital videos. In short, simple data storage plus advanced features make the digital camera popular and highly usable.

Though, memory cards are considered to be secured device to store digital information, We can not ignore the fact that few times, memory card fall into prey of corruption and becomes inaccessible. So, it is recommended to always keep a backup copy of all your digital pictures and movie clips of in order to prevent data loss. Situations, like memory card corruption and accidental file deletion can cause your precious memories to get lost and necessitate you to use applications like, a Photo Recovery Software.

Consider a situation: You are transferring pictures and videos from your Canon PowerShot G11 camera to computer in order to create space on its external memory (SD card). Then you suddenly remove the camera from computer because of going somewhere immediately without considering that a read/write process is running. The next time, when you try to view the pictures on the same SD card of Canon Canon PowerShot G11, it cannot be accessed and instead gives an error:

"Memory card error."

Apart from the above situation, a memory card can get corrupted due to several other reasons.

Main Reason of Corruption of Card:
  1. Virus infection
  2. Conking of Battery while the Camera is in use
  3. Power Shutdown when any file is open
  4. Pulling the card out when a file is being read from card
  5. Throwing of card on floor etc.
Whatever be the reason of corruption of card, you will not be able to view the stored files, if it is corrupted. Moreover, you will not be able to store any new files on card.

Since the memory card is unusable, the only solution to bring it back in working condition is to reformat the memory card. But, Reformatting of memory card is not a safe option (since it leads to loss of all the pictures and video files) unless you have a backup of all your precious files. So, think for a while before formatting the card!


You can ask a valid question, what to do in absence of backup of card?
And the right answer is to use a third-party photo recovery tool to Recover Deleted Photos.
The Photo Recovery Software are designed in a way that it can scan many affected digital storage media like memory card, hard disk, CD, DVD, memory sticks, flash drive etc and recover lost photos and videos from it. These tools are user-friendly and quite easy to use.

Steps to follow:
  1. insert the card in a card reader and attach with computer
  2. Run the photo recovery program and specify the path of the drive to scan
  3. After Scanning, it will show preview of recoverable files.
  4. Select the files from preview list and click on recovery button for recovery
  5. Save it with some name on other drive than source location.

This type of Photo Recovery Tool has interactive user-interface, which makes the recovery process easier and simpler. It supports recovery with multiple operating systems.

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