Memory card is a small, portable data storage media that can be used to store pictures, videos, music, documents, etc. Generally these are used in digital cameras, mobile phones, computer and other electronic gadgets. Since the memory cards are used in many electronic devices, sometimes they can get corrupt. And all files stored on damaged memory card will become inaccessible and hence the user can lose all required data from it. Even though memory card is corrupted, still you have an opportunity to get back all deleted pictures from memory card using advanced photo recovery software.
Memory card may get corrupt due to various reasons, some of them are explained below.
- Virus attack: To transfer files from memory card, if you have connected it to a computer where it is infected by viruses, then the file system of a card may get damage or sometimes it will delete all files and folders from the card.
- Abrupt removal of card: Suppose you suddenly removed a card from a digital camera, computer or any other device while the data is reading / writing on this card, then there might be a chance to get damage internal directory structure of the card.
- Low battery: Often the user can try to capture photos or videos even after the digital camera having low battery condition. Then there is a chance of sudden switching off your camera while clicking a photo and it will disturb the camera memory card accessing process, due to which finally the card becomes inaccessible to the user.
- Using same memory card on different digital cameras: different types of memory cards are customized for a particular camera. Therefore if you have used your card in other brands of camera, the internal logical structure of a card can get corrupt.
Apart from these there are some other scenarios responsible for loss of photos such as unintentional deletion of pictures, accidental formatting of drive or partition, third party tools, etc. Anyway, if you have lost pictures, videos and any other data, you can retrieve them with the help of third party utility. But, you should remember that is do not make use of your memory card or any other storage device from which you want to recover files, until the data had been restored from it. Suppose, if you have used it before recovery and stored new data on it, it overwrites and brings permanent data loss situation. Therefore, in case if you have deleted or lost photos from memory card, first remove it from your device such as digital camera, cell phones or other electronic gadget.
Photos from damaged memory card can be recovered by making use of media recovery software. This software is designed not only to recover photos from memory card but one can also use it to recover deleted pictures from PC. The photo recovery from damaged memory card is possible because this software has inbuilt scanning algorithm, with the help of this it scans entire memory card and restores all files from it. Not only the normal photos are recovered but it can also have a capability to recover RAW images from different brands of cameras like Canon (CR2, CRW), SONY (ARW, SR2), Nikon (NEF), etc. You can also recover data from hard drives such as SATA, SCSI, IDE, etc. by using this software. To recover pictures from any storage device, first you can download trial version of this recovery tool and evaluate recovery results.