How to Retrieve Files from P2 Memory Card?

“I use P2 memory card on my Panasonic digital camera to hold all captured images. I had recently purchased this card and directly used it on my camera to save pictures. After clicking continuous pictures for 20-30 minutes, camera refused to save further images by showing error ‘insert memory card’. I got confused thinking what could be the problem with my camera. Then, I connected the camera along with memory card to a Window system and found that P2 memory card had completely turned corrupt. Now, what is the best way to restore data from P2 memory card?”

P2 is one of the most expensive memory cards produced by Panasonic to support data storage on many digital gadgets. Panasonic P2 card stores data in the range of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, which is most recommended for continuous burst shooting digital cameras, camcorders and many such gadgets. It supports data transfer speed of 1.2Gbps and has high durability. But in some unexpected situations, P2 memory card users may face data loss as elaborated in above instance. Apart from this, some commonly occurring scenarios that cause unavailability of files from P2 memory card are:

  • Unintentionally or forcefully formatting P2 memory card without taking backup of its crucial data
  • Using P2 memory card on incompatible devices to store data
  • Entry of malicious spyware on p2 memory card when it is connected to virus infected system or when data from suspicious sites is downloaded and saved on it will corrupt the card
  • Pulling out P2 memory card from digital gadgets while data is in use or from system when any files are being transferring can cause missing of files or damage the card
  • Erasing crucial files accidentally from P2 memory card while trying to free memory space on it
  • File system damage, saving data when P2 memory card lacks sufficient free space and other logical errors can induce loss of data

Files on P2 memory card can become out of reach in these above mentioned scenarios causing huge data loss. But, if P2 memory card is not overwritten with new data after file loss, then lost data can be recovered back with the help of proficient memory card recovery program.

P2 memory card recovery tool:

By utilizing Yodot Photo Recovery tool, it is possible to get back all media files from P2 memory card that got corrupted or unreadable in many occasions. This tool is well-versed in recovering different file types from P2 memory card like photos, music, videos and RAW images. Other than P2 memory card, this tool can extract files from Sony SXS memory card, Micro M2 Memory Stick, PSP memory card, SD, xD, SDHC, micro SD, SDXC, CF, MMC, XQD and other flash memory cards with ease. In addition, one can efficiently retrieve media files from system hard drive, USB flash drive (pen drive), external hard disk, SSD and other storage devices formatted with FAT32 FAT16, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT and ReFS file systems. It works well on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Server 2003 and latest Windows 8.1 OS based computers. However, Mac computer users can employ Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool to restore media files from P2 memory card on Mac Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Lion and Mavericks OS X computers.

Guidelines to rescue files from Panasonic P2 memory card:

  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery software on a desktop or laptop and connect P2 memory card to this computer
  • After completion of installation process, run the utility
  • Main screen showing two options, “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery” will get displayed
  • Select either of the options based on file loss from P2 memory card
  • Further, select the drive representing P2 memory card from the list of drives shown on system and select file types to be recovered from this card
  • Moving next, let the software to completely scan P2 memory card
  • When scanning completes, go through the list of rescued files in ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’
  • View the details of selected files using ‘Preview’ option
  • Finally, save all files to any storage location other than P2 memory card if satisfied with recovery results

Valuable Advises:

  • Don’t use P2 memory card on computers running with different platforms and always scan P2 memory card before using it on any computer
  • Regularly take backup of data saved on P2 memory card on computer or reliable external storage drive