Recover data from corrupted memory card
There is absolutely no limit to the number of advantages that a digital camera has over the camera that makes use of the photo sensitive film. Some of the main advantages include, ability to store large number of photos, ability to view the captured images instantly, the facility to keep or delete a photo at the user's discretion and the ability to download the photos onto your PC, and edit them using a third party software. But the dark side of digital photography gets exposed when the memory card, which is the most widely used storage media in digital camera, gets corrupted.
When memory card corruption occurs, the data in the memory card becomes inaccessible. Strange error messages might be displayed, or the memory card might appear to empty. This corruption could be due to various reasons like improper removal of the memory card, problem with the firmware of the camera, incomplete formatting of the memory card etc. You can follow the precautions given below, to avoid memory card corruption,
Despite taking these precautions, if you still happen to lose data from your memory card it is suggested that you download a powerful data recovery software, and recover all your lost data. Memory Card Recovery software lets you recover deleted/lost files from corrupted memory cards with utmost ease. It can also recover JPEG files from flash card and all other different type of image files like PNG, JPEG, CR2, CRW etc. The easy to use interface of this software, makes data recovery a simple task even for a novice. The memory card recovery software lets you recover memory card Mac OS X and Windows with ease.
If you are MMC card user and facing any data loss situations then make use of this reliable tool which helps you to accomplish MMC card file recovery to get back data lost after corruption of memory card due to improper usage, virus attack, file system corruption, excessive usage of same memory card on different media devices frequently.
You can follow the steps given below, to successfully recover all the lost/deleted photos from the digital camera.
Step 1: Remove the corrupted memory card from the portable device, and connect it to a healthy PC where Memory Card Recovery software has already been installed. Launch the software, either by clicking on the desktop shortcut or from the Programs list in the Start Menu. The main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 1. From the main window select the "Recover Photos" option as shown in Figure 1
Figure 1. Main Window
Step 2: Select the "Advanced Photo Recovery" option from the next window. The software displays all the physical and logical drives connected to the PC once you select this option as shown in Figure 2. From the listed drives, select the corrupted memory card, from which you want to recover lost data and proceed to the next step
Figure 2. Select Memory Card
Step 3: A list of file types is displayed on clicking the "Next" button. You can perform an additional search for files using a file's unique signature by selecting the file types provided. You can alternatively skip this process by selecting the "Skip" option and continue with the regular scanning process as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3. Select Image File Type
Step 4: Once you click "Next" the software starts scanning the corrupted memory card. The recovered data is displayed once the scanning process is completed. You can view the recovered data using "Data View" or "File Type View" option as shown in Figure 4. You can make use of the "Preview" option to preview the recovered data and evaluate the recovery results
Figure 4. View Recovered Data
Step 5: The "Save Recovery Session" option helps you to save the scanned information. You can avoid scanning the entire memory card again, once you buy the full version of the software. You can purchase the full version of the software once you are satisfied with the recovery results, load previously scanned information using the "Open Recovery Session" option and save the recovered data.