Data is the most precious thing to each and every computer user in today’s life. Data may include files, photos, music, videos, documents (.doc, .xlsx, .docx) etc. Especially photos are the most memorable things which the user needs throughout the life. Photos captured by digital camera can be stored in memory card or can be stored in camera itself. There are different kinds of memory cards like Secure Digital (SD) Cards, xD Picture (xD) Cards, Memory Stick (MS) Cards, Multimedia (MMC) Cards, Compact Flash (CF) Cards, and Smart Media (SM) Cards etc. The size of the memory card varies from several MB’s to GB’s. Sometimes data stored in memory card becomes inaccessible, this scenario might have occurred due to several reasons as mentioned below:
Corrupted Memory Card: Memory card gets corrupted when users pull it out accidentally from the card reader/camera unknowingly while copying the files. Hence photos get corrupted or lost.
Accidental Deletion: Users may sometimes delete entire photo album by using “Delete All” option available in digital camera. Therefore the photos are no more available in the camera and users may be shocked to see it.
Format memory card: Memory card has an option to format entire data stored in it. Hence accidentally formatting memory card may cause loss of data saved in it.
Virus Attack: If the antivirus software is not updated in the computer system and if user connects the digital camera to system then the memory card or camera may be infected by virus. Hence the files present in it become inaccessible as they are infected.
Switching off Camera: Due to loss of power supply or accidentally switching off camera while transferring photos to other device using “cut” option instead of “copy” option the files may be lost completely.
Errors occurred: Sometimes users may come across errors like “drive not formatted”, which are displayed when the memory card is connected to the computer. In such scenario, the data available in the memory card is inaccessible.
The best option to recover video files, photos and audio files is to choose the recovery software available in market. Make sure that the software has ability to recover entire lost data by trying the demo version if available. Check the demo results to evaluate the recovery software. To recover memory card, one of the best recommended recovery software is Remo recover (Windows) which has all the features of restoring the lost data. The software scans the entire memory card for the lost or deleted data using an in-built algorithm. Remo recovery software supports different operating system like Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008.