Data Loss from memory card:
Situation 1: Accidentally my Sony MMC memory card broke while I was inserting it into my card reader. Please suggest someone who can recover the data from it.
Situation 2: I deleted some photos mistakenly and now I want them back. I have the Latest version of the Memory Stick Pro Duo made by Sony and a Mac.The Memory Recovery Program you can download from Sony is available only for Windows, Where can I find a Mac Version?
Situation 3: My SD memory card for my point and click camera was corrupted, and now every time I put the card in my laptop, all that shows is some alien gibberish. When I try to open up the folders, they won't open.
Is there any way to get the pictures back?
Sounds familiar? There are more similar situations you may come across in your daily life. You don’t have to worry though because there is always a solution to a problem. Before performing the solution, you need to pay attention to somet important steps that may decide whether you can get your photos back from the memory card. When you lose photos due to deletion, formatting, virus corruption or other reasons, the first things you need to do are:
• Stop using the memory card to take new photos
• Don't transfer new data into the card
• Don't try to read the card when it turns to be inaccessible
• Don't trust memory card data recovery software easily
• Keep your card well and avoid any physical damage
There are important data retention tips. You can recover lost data from memory cards because the lost data is not really gone. It is just marked as useless, and the space it takes is reusable for new data. So once the new data is written on the card, the lost data will be overwritten and you can't recover it with any data recovery software for memory card. Also, many untrusted card data recovery software can make it even more difficult to regain lost data. Furthermore, physical damage also makes data unrecoverable.
Get a memory card data recovery software first: Recoverit can be a good choice (or Recoverit for Mac if you are using Mac OS X), which supports the photo recovery from compact flash chip card, multimedia card, XD, SD mini and micro card, secure digital card, extreme digital card (mobile phone card, digital camera card), picture card and other USB multimedia storage devices. Most importantly, it's safe and easy to use.
Let's take Recoverit for Windows as a try and do the memory card photo recovery step by step. If you are a Mac user, please visit the guide here.
Step 1: Select the scenario. To recover deleted photos from memory card, go to select the option "External Devices Recovery".
Step 2: Insert your memory card into the computer or connect the device directly to the computer with a USB cable.
Step 3: Select your memory card on the section of "External removable device" and click "start" to scan deleted photos.
Step 4: A quick scan will immediately start. After it, if you can't get your lost files, please turn to "All-around Recovery" for more files. It will take longer time.
Step 5: After the scan completes, you can preview the displayed photos click on "Recover" and save them to another storage device.
What you should pay attention to is: Don't save the recovered photos on the original card again, because new files will overwrite the lost photos. If there is any photo missing, you still have the second chance to scan and recover them.
Note: Back up your data from memory card and don't let this happen again.
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