Recover files from Memory Card on Windows 7
The memory card is a portable solid state storage device that stores files in an erasable, re-writable circuitry rather than on streaming tape or spinning disks. Memory card uses FAT file system to organize files hence they are also compatible with Windows 7 Operating System. Windows 7 supports FAT as well as NTFS file system. Memory cards are commonly used to transfer files from one device to another.
Memory card can be connected directly to the Windows 7 computer via USB port. If you want to add the files or copy the files from memory card then you just need to drag and drop those files to a particular location on the hard drive’s icon. Memory cards are generally not susceptible to mechanical failures, but they are more vulnerable to logical failures resulting in loss of files.
Common Scenarios in which you may lose files from Memory Card are as follows:
In order to avoid loss of files, you need to follow some precautionary measures like instantly take backup of your important files and do not remove the memory card abruptly even though you are not performing any action on the files present on the memory card.
Make use memory card restore software in order to recover files on Windows 7. Accidentally formatted files can also be recovered quickly by using this software. This software can also recover USB hard drive i.e. external hard drive files easily. This memory card recovery tool can recover files from all severe data loss scenarios and is compatible with latest versions of operating systems such as Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7. This application recognizes and recovers different formats of files like audio files, video files, image files, documents etc. from memory card. This tool can recover data from formatted memory card. The software can also retrieve files from memory cards that are lost due to power surges, improper system shutdown, virus attack, accidental deletion of files etc. You can preview recovered files and these recovered files can be arranged on the basis of their file name, extension, size, creation date etc.
Easy steps to recover lost files from Memory Card on Windows 7:
Step 1: Run Memory Card Recovery software, either by selecting the icon from the Programs list in the Start Menu or by clicking on the desktop shortcut. Once you launch the software, the main screen gets displayed. From the main screen select the "Recover Files" option as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Main Screen
Step 2: The software displays all the drives that are connected to the PC, select the memory card from which you want to recover files as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Select Logical Drive
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 hown in Figure 4. The recovered data can be previewed using the "Preview" option.
Figure 4: View Recovered Data
Step 5: Use "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.