Guidelines to recover video files deleted from memory card
Memory card is a portable, non-volatile secondary storage device that is generally used to store data, images, audio and video files. There are a number of memory cards available in the market, which includes the SD Card (secure digital card), CF Card (Compact Flash card), and MMC (Multi Media Card), the Smart Media card, the Memory Stick etc. Well-known brands of memory card are Lexar, SanDisk, Sony, Kingston etc. Mac operating system is popular because it uses best graphical user interface Memory cards used in digital cameras are Compact Flash, Smart Media, Memory Stick, SD Memory Card, Multi Media Card, and XD Card. Memory cards used in cell phones are RS MMC and microSD Card and in laptop and hard drive is Type ll PC Card. Most of the people prefer to store their audio, video and image files in memory cards from which it is very easy to access and easily portable. Like any other files you might end up with deletion or lose files from memory card as well. In order to recover memory card video files you can use good memory card recovery tool.
Some scenarios, in which you can lose files from memory card are discussed below:
If you have lost your data including images and media file from your memory card on Windows platform, you can recover it using third party utility. One of the best available is Windows memory card recovery software. This software can easily restore memory card files after format. No professional skill is required to use this software all that required is few clicks to recover all your data. The software also lets you recover movie files from memory card of different types like SD, CF, XD etc.
Steps to recover the deleted video files from memory card on Windows OS:
Step 1: Run Windows File 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: Select the "Recover Deleted Files" option to choose the logical drive manually and recover deleted data from the memory card. Once you click the "Recover Deleted Files" 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.
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 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.