Get Back Data from Failed Memory Stick

“I have connected my Memory Stick to my friend laptop in order to get few photos of our trips. Since all photos were mine, I thought it is of no use to my friend and hence deleted from his computer. I was in hurry so without clicking on “Eject” option, I have directly removed my Memory Stick from my friend computer. Now the Memory Stick does not show up on my computer. It has become inaccessible; it does not matter if it cannot work. But I really need those photos stored upon it. Please someone help me to get back my photos from Memory Stick.

Memory Stick fails to respond or work when it is not handled properly. In the above situation Memory Stick is plugged to computer and removed improperly; in that case it may put unnecessary amount of pressure on it. Since Memory Sticks are relatively fragile it might fail to respond and does not appear on Windows Explorer. There are many similar situations accountable for failure of Memory Stick as listed below:

Other reasons for data loss from camera SD card are:

  • Memory Stick may fail when computer is shutdown or does not work while your Memory Stick is plugged in to USB port
  • Connecting Memory Stick to virus or malware infected system can cause its file system and it fails to work normally
  • Memory Stick fails overtime through repeated usage and data present in it becomes inaccessible
  • Sometimes, bad sectors or formatting errors on Memory Stick can lead to Memory Stick failure

Memory Stick data recovery software:

Once you find that your Memory Stick is failed, you should stop using it for further data storage because it may cause overwriting of data. The faster you perform data recovery, the more chances you get to restore data from failed Memory Stick. As far as the flash card recovery software is concerned, Yodot Photo Recovery is actually the best solution to restore data from failed Memory Sticks or other flash memory cards. It will flawlessly recover entire photos, video files, audio files and other text documents from failed Memory Stick in simple steps. It is possible to recover photos from Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Pro-Hg Duo, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro M2 and other Memory Stick types. One of the notable features of this application is simple interface and right from starting you run the software till end; you won’t face any difficulties. It will help you to restore data from SD, SDHC, SDXC, MicroSD, Mini SD, XD, MMC, SM and other flash memory card types on Windows OS. Different version of this photo recovery utility is available for Macintosh OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Snow Lion and Mavericks users in order to recover photos from Memory Sticks as well as different storage drives.

Note: In case you cannot find Memory Stick in Disk Management utility, then it shows that the Memory Stick is physically damaged and you cannot restore data from it.

Procedure to regain files from Memory Stick:

  • First of all connect failed Memory Stick to your Windows computer
  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery software to the system in which you have connected failed Memory Stick
  • Run the software and follow guidelines given on the scree
  • Main screen comes with two options which are “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Select the drive that shows failed Memory Stick and then click on “next”
  • Wait till the scanning process gets completed
  • Pick required file types and then preview media files for confirmation
  • At last store restored files in a desired location on your Windows PC

Useful Tips:

  • Always press upon “Eject” option to remove Memory Stick from your computer
  • Do not connect same Memory Stick on different devices or computers
  • Scan Memory Stick with antivirus software whenever you connect it to your system

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