Bring Back Files from Flash Memory Card

A flash memory card is nothing but a memory card which is used to store files such as photos, texts, videos, music, recordings and so on. The reason why it is referred as flash memory card is, unlike computer hard drive; it uses flash memory to store the data. There are number of flash memory cards available in market including SD card, CF card, SmartMedia card, Memory stick, MMC card etc. These cards are of different size and each card is available with different data storage capacities. Flash memory cards are much smaller, extremely portable, lighter, facilitate immediate access and are less prone to mechanical damage.

However, many users have gone through unpredicted instances with flash memory card and lost important files from it in most common data loss scenarios as given below:

  • Usage of Third Party Tool: All flash memory cards are inbuilt with a single partition to store and manage their data. But if the storage capacity of flash memory card is more, you might decide to create one more partition with it. As there is no manual way to create partition in memory card, you may rely on third party tool. Third party partitioning tool may successfully create one more partition in flash memory card, but you need to format flash card after creating partition which results in loss of entire data
  • Improper Ejection: The best way to disconnect flash memory card from your computer is using “Eject” option or by clicking on the USB icon provided at the task bar. If you do not apply these methods while ejecting flash memory card from your computer, then it could lead to loss of files present in it
  • Format Error: In case file system of the flash memory card is damaged, Windows system fails to identify which file system your flash card is using in order to manage and organize the data. Hence, it will suggest you to format flash memory card in order to get access. If you format the card, then entire data will be cleared where as if you do not format, then you keep on getting format error message

Flash memory card recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery is nifty software that has helped many users to overcome data loss instances from flash memory card and other storage devices. Essentially, it can restore almost all type of files which you have lost from flash memory card. Few users have surprised to get data from dead memory card as it can show dead memory card even though Windows explorer fails to detect it. Plus, it is capable of retrieving data from other storage devices such as USB drive, memory stick, iPod, external hard drive, computer internal hard drive and so on. Furthermore, due to its simplicity and functionality, this application is very useful for both amateur as well as professional users to bring back photos, videos, audio files and other files from all types of flash memory cards. Along with Windows (8, 8.1, 7, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008) OS based computers; users can even utilize Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software to restore files missing or erased from various models of flash memory cards on their Macintosh computers.

Directions to restore files from flash memory card:

  • Connect flash memory card to your Windows computer and wait till it gets detected
  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery software to that system
  • Run the software and go as per the instructions given on-screen
  • Main screen shows two options which are “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Choose anyone option with respect to file loss situation and then select the drive that indicates flash memory card
  • On the next screen, select desired file types that you need to retrieve form flash memory card or click on Skip option to choose all file formats by default
  • After completion of scanning view restored files from flash memory card in two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview recovered media files for confirmation and at last save them on a desired location on your Windows system

Notable Points:

  • Check twice before you delete any file or folder from flash memory card
  • Do not connect flash memory card to the suspicious systems to prevent dangerous virus intrusion on files saved in it