How to Recover Lost Data from Memory Card


A memory card is used for many purposes like in digital cameras, mobiles, mp3 players to store the necessary data. But for some reason, memory card may get damaged during a power shortage or removal of memory card while shooting or viewing pictures or other unknown reasons. Usually, you will see some error messages like “memory card error”, “card error. In some cases, your camera or Windows may prompt you to re-format the memory card and will refuse to take new pictures or view old pictures.

There are some procedures by which you can recover your lost data from your Memory card. Here are the steps to recover your lost data.

First, you need to confirm that your memory card is appearing as a drive in your OS which will allow the recovery software to access and recover the lost data. You may try to connect your device (mobile, cameras etc.) to your computer, if a new drive appears in your OS, then this is normal. Otherwise, you need to connect your memory card to your PC using an USB card reader. There are many card readers available in the market. You can buy them through online also.

Now you need to download and install software that can recover your lost data.

Here some list of software which you can use-

  • CardRecovery
  • 7-Data Recovery
  • iCare Recovery
  • Free SD Card Data Recovery

You need to download and install any one of the above or any other in your PC. Launch the software in our OS; for windows( Start Menu -> Programs -> Your software). Now you select the drive of your memory card, and the destination folder to save the recovered files. The software will scan your memory card and locate the recoverable data. The process is as simple as that. Usually, it takes less than 15 minutes to recover your lost data.

So now you have all your lost data back.

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