Guidelines to recover memory cards which are erased accidentally
Memory cards are generally storage media found in the various portable gadgets like digital camera, mobile phones, camcorders, digital audio players, various models of iPods, and so on. There are several types of memory cards available in the market like CF card (Compact Flash card), SD card (Secure Digital card), MMC (Multi Media Card), Smart Media card, Memory Stick and many other. Lexar, SanDisk, Kingston, Sony etc are a few well-known brands names associated with memory cards. Compact Flash cards, SD cards, XD cards, MMC, Smart Media and Memory Stick are the different kinds of storage media cards which are especially used in digital cameras. RS MMC and micro SD cards are basically used in mobile phones and Type II PC cards are used in laptops, note book computers and hard drives. The loss of media files such as photographs, audio and videos from the memory cards may occur due to various reasons. To recover deleted data from memory card you can use good memory card recovery software.
As memory card make use of NAND flash technology, they are not vulnerable to physical damages. However, occasionally they may encounter some logical problems leading to loss of digital data. There are several reasons which might result in corruption of memory cards.
The chief few reasons leading to data loss in memory cards are as follows:
To overcome the above discussed cases, the best solution is to maintain a proper backup of your essential data. If you have not created backup of your important files, then the only option left to you is to use file recovery software to recover corrupt memory card. To avoid permanent file loss from memory card, avoid using it further as it would over write the deleted files and the chances of recovery reduces severely.
Memory card recovery software is the most reliable file recovery software available in the market. It can recover all your entire lost, erased and corrupted files from any critical data loss scenarios. This effective application enables you to recover files by scanning entire drive in very few minutes. Memory card recovery software is an effective recovery tool, which helps you to recover lost or deleted files and folders from different types of memory cards like SD, CF, MMC and XD memory cards and capable of recovering and restoring digital RAW images from all popular brands of digital cameras like Olympus, Fujifilm, Nikon, Sony, Canon etc. The software recovers more than 280 file types and also facilitates recovery of files from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, Ext FAT drive.
You can follow the steps given below to recover deleted files from memory card, using Memory Card Recovery software
Step 1: Remove the affected memory card from your system and connect it as a slave to the healthy system. Download and install the Memory Card recovery software to the system to which, the affected memory card is connected. Run the program by double-clicking the shortcut icon on the desktop. The main screen is displayed as shown in Figure 1. From the main screen select the "Recover Photos" option.
Figure 1: Main Window
Step 2: After that select the "Recover Deleted Photos" or "Recover Lost Photos" option, the software displays the detected logical drives. Select the memory card which is shown as a logical drive from which you need to recover deleted data as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Select Memory Card
Step 3:Once you click "Next" you the software gives you an option to perform an additional search based on the unique signature of a particular file. You may also skip this process to continue with the scanning process as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Select File Type
Step 4: The software starts scanning the selected memory card and displays the recovered data. You can use the "Data View" / "File Type View" option to view the recovered data as shown in Figure 4. The recovered data can be previewed using the "Preview" option.
Figure 4: View Recovered Data
Step 5:Use the "Save Recovery Sesson" option to save the scanned information. This option makes sure that you do not have to rescan the whole memory card once you purchase the full version. Once you activate the full version of the software, make use of the "Open Recovery Session" option to load the previously scanned information and save the recovered data