How to Recover Invisible Files from Memory Stick?

Although, a Memory Stick is a very small chip but it can contain large number of files that may have a great importance for you. Memory Stick is quite sophisticated storage device and can be affected easily under various circumstances. Invisibility of files is an issue for majority of users who are using Memory Stick to enjoy music; to record videos or to save captured images on their Smartphones, cameras, etc. This article is emphasized on the best ways of rescuing invisible files from a Memory Stick. So just read this page and get back your essential files hidden on Memory Stick

Why do files get hidden on Memory Stick?

Basically, there are two reasons for which files get invisible on Memory Stick. First one, if you have changed the status of files as hidden on the card and unfortunately forgot about them, where as second one is virus invasion. Viruses are enough clever to hide files by changing their status to hidden or sometimes they can move some of files to any hidden folder in the Memory Stick. Usually, when a Memory Stick is connected to a PC that is infected by viruses, such malicious programs enter to the Memory Stick and make changes on files and folders by themselves.

Sometimes, many users forget about invisible or hidden files and format the Memory Stick if it is corrupted or occupied with useless data. Additionally, invisible files may get erased automatically by anti-virus program during the scan process. However, if they suspect some files have become invisible on Memory Stick and they should make efforts to regain access to the files in spite of formatting the Memory Stick.

Hidden file recovery software for Memory Stick:

By employing Yodot Photo Recovery software, you can get back all your crucial files which are hidden or invisible on Memory Stick. Whatever is the reason for invisibility of files, this utility is smart enough to detect and show them from corrupted or unreadable Memory Stick. Additionally, this application retrieves pictures, music files, videos and other media files which have been lost or deleted by viruses; formatting or corruption of Memory Stick, etc. In addition to Memory Sticks, you can also utilize this app to restore hidden files from SD card , SDXC, SDHC, CF, xD, MMC and other widely used memory cards. It has power to retrieve invisible or hidden files from memory cards of various brands like PNY, Kingston, Lexar, Toshiba, Sony, SanDisk, Transcend, Samsung, etc. Two different version of card recovery tool is available for both Windows (Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008) and Mac (Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks) operating system users to get back hidden files from Memory Stick.

Followings are steps to extract invisible files from Memory Sticks:

  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery application to your computer and install it successfully after logging in as system administrator
  • Now connect your Memory Stick via card reader and double click on software shortcut icon on desktop
  • As soon as the utility is launched, use the instructions present on the main screen
  • Click on “Lost Photo Recovery” option to recover files that are invisible or missing from Memory Stick
  • In the next step, choose the drive that is representing Memory Stick connected to the computer
  • Now, make selection of the file types which you wish to regain; otherwise; Skip this step to and check “Mark All” option to allow the software to restore all files by default
  • As you click on next, application initiates scanning the Memory Stick for invisible or hidden files and folders
  • Upon completion of the scanning operation, users can view retrieved files from Memory Stick in ‘File Type View’ or ‘Data View’
  • With the help of Preview option, you can take preview of recovered files
  • At the end, browse for desired location on computer hard drive and click “Save” option to save restored files

Points to be Remembered!

  • Do not use the Memory Stick in multiple devices which are already virus infected or malfunctioning
  • Install the best anti-virus application and scan Memory Stick regularly
  • Copy your Memory Stick files to your computer or external storage drive for backup
  • Do not format Memory Stick if it is malfunctioning or not showing files and folders

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