How to Get Back Photos When Memory Card Says Card Error?

“A month ago I went to long trip with my friends and I took my Sony Cyber-shot camera with me to capture the pictures. I had captured many photos of mine and my friends during trip. After I came back from trip I thought of putting my photos in Facebook. So I connected my camera memory card with the computer and started copying the images to computer. During the copying process my system got shut down due to power surge. Later when I switched-on computer connected with memory card it starts showing error message. Again when I put memory card in my camera it says card error. I don’t know what to do, is there any way to overcome this error and get back my photos. If it is then anyone could please help me out of this????”

Relax, you are not alone such type of question are frequently asked in forum. Before knowing solution for your problem, first let us know about memory card and what actually it is; memory cards are widely used in digital devices for storing data. There are different types of memory cards available on market depending on user needs. Some of the popular memory cards include SD cards, xD-Picture cards, CF cards and memory sticks. Memory cards in digital cameras are used to expand the storage capability of the devices for storing more number of pictures. Memory card can be easily portable and can be used in many other devices. But in some cases, even a simple mistake may affect a lot as mentioned in above scenario. Don’t get panic in such situation; card errors are common in all memory cards.

There are several reasons for memory cards showing card errors and some of them are given below:

  • Sudden system shut down while transferring images from memory card to computer
  • Corruption of memory card due to virus infections
  • Wrong usage of your memory cards, such as removing the memory card without proper ejecting process
  • Incorrect formatting of memory card when connected to the system
  • Using same memory card on different cameras or other devices

If your memory card shows card error or get corrupted due to any of these reasons, make use of memory card recovery tool to get back your photos or other data from memory cards.

Memory Card Error Recovery Software

Yodot Photo Recovery is software used to retrieve your photos and other information from memory cards on Windows OS. This tool not only recovers photos from memory cards, but it also gets back your photos from computer hard drive, external hard drive, USB drives, iPods, etc. This software can restore various generic photo formats like JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIF, WMF, BMP, WPG, TGA, PIC, DWG, DCX, ART, 3DMF etc. By using this tool, you can also recover audio files, video files and RAW pictures from memory cards used in DSLR cameras. This application uses block-by-block scan technology that doesn’t requires heavy amount of time for recovering the images.

Procedure to get back photos from after memory card error:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery application to your computer
  • Launch the software and follow the application procedure
  • In main screen you will find two option, “Delete Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Select “Lost Photo Recovery” option to get back your missing photos from memory card
  • The tool will scan the entire computer and displays all the logical drives
  • Choose the particular memory card from which you need to retrieve your photos and click on “Next” option
  • The application scans entire memory card and displays all the photos in two different views, “Data View” and “File Type view”
  • Preview the images using “Preview” option and save retrieved photos to your desired location

Useful Tips

  • When you upload photos to PC, please have a good habit of taking backup of your images
  • Have a practice of properly ejecting your memory card and don’t eject memory card during transferring process
  • Regularly transfer your images to computer and have proper backup