Restore Photos from Damaged or Erased Memory Card

“Hey guys! I have taken some nice photos from my Nikon camera during my recent vacation trip. When I returned home and connected camera’s memory card to my system, I got this card error “card not formatted”. When I removed the memory card and reinserted it to the PC, same error message appeared again stating that card is not formatted, please format it. Anyone knows what is happening and can I recover photos from my memory card? Those are important photos and I cannot afford losing them. Please help me!”

Memory cards are made compatible so that they can be used in various gadgets to store and access digital information easily. Since they are small in size and come in various designs as well as storage capacities, users prefer to use flash memory cards as storage media on their digital devices to store picture or video files. But, at times these memory cards may inflict loss of photos when they are erased/formatted or when they get damaged/corrupted in many circumstances as explained below:

  • Accidental Formatting: This is one of the major reasons behind erased memory card that lead to loss of entire set of files and folders saved on the memory card. This may happen when user selects memory card drive to format instead of other task on the system
  • Corrupt Memory Card: Memory cards may get damaged due to virus infection; accessing it on various systems across network, etc which corrupt its file system as a result of which photos cannot be accessed
  • Improper File Transfer: Abrupt removal of memory card when photos read / write process is being carried out and abrupt system shutdown when pictures are being transferred from memory card to computer or another storage media can damage memory card and causes loss of photos that are being processed

Few of the issues that are responsible for erased or damaged memory cards present in various gadgets are mentioned above. What should be done when these types of scenarios occur? This would be the most prominent question that would be rounding in your mind. Just relax! Permanent loss of photos has not yet incurred. With the help of best photo recovery software, users can restore lost photo files in straightaway way.

Damaged or erased memory card image recovery:

With the usage of best photo recovery application called as Yodot Photo Recovery program, users can restore photos from erased or damaged memory cards instantly. By using the simple graphical user interface and other available features recovery of pictures can be done effectively. Other than memory cards, it is also possible to get back photos, video files, music files and other files from iPods, hard drives, external hard drives, USB drives, FireWire drives and other storage media. This software can recover various photo formats like JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, PCD, PSP, DRW, DWG, ART, WPG, NET, CRW, ARW, PEF, KDC, CR2, and lot more RAW image file formats from memory cards. If any issues arise during the photo recovery process, feel free to get in touch with our technical support team to solve your problem efficiently. Windows version of card recovery tool works on Windows 8, 7, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems; where as Mac version of card recovery software can be used on Macintosh machines installed with Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain and Mavericks operating systems.

Steps to rescue photos from erased or damaged memory cards:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery tool in the system by logging in as local system administrator
  • On completion of the installation process, user can view shortcut icon on desktop
  • Run the program and follow the simple steps that are provided in the main screen
  • From the main screen of the application, click on Deleted Photo Recovery or Lost Photo Recovery; based on the scenario that has resulted in loss of photos from memory card
  • Once you click on the button, you are taken to next screen of the utility, where the memory card can be selected
  • Upon selection of the memory card, proceed to next window where you can select the media files that needs to be rescued
  • Start the scanning process by clicking on the Next button
  • As soon as the photo recovery process gets completed, user can preview the recovered photos before saving them on relevant destination location as applicable to host operating system user

Helpful Suggestions:

  • Maintain the habit of scanning the memory card before using it
  • Avoid using the memory cards on multiple systems across network
  • Avoid abrupt removal of memory card during file transfer process