Restore Files from Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo 512MB MagicGate

“I use Sony memory stick pro duo MagicGate on my Sony digital camera to hold pictures captured in it. I even use this memory stick on other gadgets and computers for holding important files. This memory stick is capable of storing 512 MB of data; so I save only crucial files in it. Unfortunately, I have forcefully pulled out this memory stick from system in a hurry and encountered file loss as it turned corrupt. Can anyone suggest me appropriate method to get back files from corrupted Sony MagicGate Memory Stick Pro Duo?”

Flash technology is widely used in technical industry to provide storage solutions. Memory Stick, memory cards and SSD are the best examples for this. When it comes to memory stick, these tiny devices can hold user data from the range of 128MB till 128GB. One among this category is Sony memory stick Pro Duo MagicGate with 512MB storage capacity. Even though it can store only 512MB of data in it, users may lose their vital data in following situations:

  • Since memory stick Pro Duo is compatible on various platforms, frequently switching this MagicGate memory stick between different operating systems or vivid gadgets may corrupt its file system
  • Malicious / harmful viruses’ invasion on Sony memory stick pro duo MagicGate may end up in corrupting its file system
  • Unintentionally deleting files from 512MB Sony memory stick pro duo when it is connected to any computer
  • Formatting / reformatting Sony memory stick MagicGate pro duo without checking for proper backup
  • Interrupted data read / write process on Sony memory stick pro duo 512MB MagicGate

In these above mentioned situations, one may encounter data loss from Sony memory stick pro duo 512MB MagicGate. Fortunately, losing data from Sony MagicGate memory stick doesn’t mean that files are permanently lost. All files reside in same memory location in memory stick until this memory stick is over-written with new data; such files can be easily rescued by employing good memory card recovery program.

Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo MagicGate 512MB recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery is the best application to retrieve files from 512MB Sony memory stick pro duo MagicGate. Along with this, it is also proved as a safest software to recover Sony XQD card, Sony memory card Vita and other Sony sd cards after various data loss situations. Its excellent scanning technique can bring back files like pictures, songs, videos, Word files, Excel sheets, PDFs, text, compressed files, presentation files and other file types from Sony 512MB MagicGate memory stick pro duo. However, this software is compatible only on Windows OS based computers like Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and Server 2003. Mac users can employ Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software to get back media files from any storage device. It supports to work on Mac Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks OS X versions. Apart from Sony memory cards, this tool is capable of recovering files from TF card, micro SD, SD, mini SD, SDXC, SDHC, MMC, CF, XQD, xD Picture card, SSD and other flash storage devices. It can ingeniously restore media data from system hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, FireWire drive, etc. storage components having FAT32, ExFAT, FAT16, NTFS, NTFS5 and ReFS file systems.

Follow these steps to extract files from Sony 512MB Memory Stick pro duo MagicGate:

  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery software on your computer and connect Sony memory stick pro duo MagicGate to this system
  • Install and run the utility according to instructions
  • Main screen shows two options namely, “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Go with first option to retrieve any deleted files, or else click on latter option and proceed
  • Now, from the list of drives shown on screen choose the one that represents Sony memory stick pro duo
  • If necessary add required file types to recover from memory stick; if not just click on Mark All / Skip button to select all file types by default
  • Allow the program to scan Sony MagicGate memory stick and wait till scanning completes
  • Recovery results will be presented in ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’ modes
  • Check restored files using ‘Preview’ option and save all files to target location other than Sony memory stick

Things to Remember:

  • Do not erase files from Sony MagicGate 512MB memory stick pro duo without proper confirmation
  • Backup essential files from Sony memory stick pro duo MagicGate to other storage devices to avoid unexpected file loss

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