Photo Recovery from Nikon Memory Card

“My memory card used on Nikon camera has become inaccessible. I found this upon connecting my Nikon memory card to Windows PC to transfer photos. As soon as I coupled Nikon memory card to system, a pop up message notified me that the card is corrupted and cannot be recognized. This memory card contains all my treasured photos captured on Nikon DLSR camera. Is there any possibility to restore photos from inaccessible Nikon memory card? Please help me out!!”

This is the common problem faced by many users with memory cards used in digital cameras like Nikon or other brands of DLSR cameras. As a consequence of this situation, plenty of photos and other media files saved on Nikon memory card will be erased. Some other scenarios that leads to deletion or loss of pictures from Nikon memory card are:

  • Factors like virus attack, file system corruption in card, using same memory card on different gadgets, various logical errors, etc can corrupt Nikon memory card and make its data inaccessible including precious photos
  • Deleting photos from Nikon memory card accidentally while using it on system or any other gadget, mistakenly formatting memory card in Nikon digicam when it is connected to PC, sudden removal of memory card while accessing its data in Nikon camera and other unpredictable aspects will lead to loss or removal of plenty of files along with photos from Nikon memory card

Nikon memory card photo recovery utility:

One of the ultimate card recovery softwares to regain photos lost or removed from Nikon memory card is Yodot Photo Recovery. This application can get back photos from Nikon memory card within few simple steps. It has capability to extract photos along with audio files, videos and RAW images from Nikon memory card. You can restore files from Nikon CF card, SD card, SDHC, Micro SD, SDXC, XD and many other memory cards that are used in Nikon and other brands of digital cameras. Apart from memory cards, user can even bring back media files from Memory Sticks, USB drives, portable hard drives, internal hard drives, iPod, MP3 player and so on. This utility is compatible to work on Windows OS based laptops and desktops (Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008). Macintosh users can go for Yodot Mac Photo Recovery to rescue photos from Nikon memory card on computer running with Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Leopard and Snow Leopard operating systems.

Steps to regain photos from Nikon memory card:

  • Connect Nikon memory card to Windows system via card reader
  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery tool on that PC
  • Run the program by following available instructions
  • In main window two options gets displayed which are “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Click on any option based on photo loss or deletion situation that you have experienced with Nikon memory card
  • From subsequent screen choose the drive that symbolize Nikon memory card
  • In next screen you can select the file types that you want to restore, otherwise skip the step to regain entire data from Nikon memory card
  • Later, this software performs scanning of Nikon memory card drive and displays list of recoverable photos
  • Go through the list of recovered images using “Data View” and “File Type View” options
  • And view selected photos using “Preview” option
  • At the end, proceed to save rescued photos by specifying different destination drive or other removable storage device (But not to same Nikon memory card)

Precautionary Tips:

  • Avoid storing new files on Nikon memory card after loss or deletion of photos to evade data overwriting
  • Do not mishandle memory card while using it in Nikon camera or other gadgets
  • Make use of genuine antivirus tool to protect your memory card data from suspicious viruses