How to Restore Hidden Files from Memory Card

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Hi, There! I took about a hundred pictures with my camera and they were all saved in memory card. I have a habit of hiding the photos. So, I used the hide option available to keep all the photos and other files on the memory card hidden. One day, one of my friends took the memory card to perform some task. Accidentally he formatted the storage media wherein I had saved all my photos. What to do now? I am feeling very frustrated. All the photos and other important files saved from long time are gone in a blink of an eye. Can anybody suggest some ways in which I can get that valuable information back? Thanks in advance!”

If you happen to lose hidden files from memory card in situation similar to the above one, just relax! Take a deep breath! There is nothing to worry about. Formatting will for sure wipes out every bit of information present on the memory card including the hidden files. Let’s get to know in detail how formatting causes loss of hidden files from system and what are the other scenarios that lead to loss of hidden files from memory card.

Accidental formatting: Sometimes, users may accidentally format memory card while trying to create new partitions on Windows system drive. This format leads to loss of entire files present in your memory card

Use of Shift Delete keys: We often make use of Shift Delete keys to get rid of data permanently. Unknowingly, users may select all the files using Ctrl A option and then hit the Shift Delete keys which permanently deletes files from memory card including hidden files

Antivirus application: When connecting memory card to the system, antivirus application installed in the computer may delete some of the valuable files hidden on memory card without user’s confirmation during the scanning process.

Now, we know that you are familiar with the scenarios that cause loss of hidden files from memory card; it would be in your best efforts that you get to know, which is the most effective card recovery tool that can be implied to get back hidden files from memory card without any more delay? Most of the computer experts nowadays recommend you to use Yodot Photo Recovery program.

Software to recover hidden files from memory card:

Yodot Photo Recovery tool tops the list of photo recovery applications when it comes to restoring hidden data from memory card. All that needs to be done is to plug in the memory card to your Windows computer and then carry on with simple steps present on main screen of recovery tool. The best known feature of this utility is that it is read only software; hence user need not be afraid of any damage done to recovered files and other third party utilities that are installed in the system. It provides great effort in getting back hidden photos, RAW images, videos, music files and other documents from memory cards manufactured by Transcend, SanDisk, Kingston, Lexar, Sony, Samsung, etc on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating system.

Simple guide lines to get back hidden files from memory card:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery tool in the system by logging in as local system administrator
  • As soon as the installation process get’s completed, user can preview shortcut icon on desktop
  • Run the program and follow the instructions that are provided on the main screen of the tool
  • Click on Deleted Photo Recovery or Lost Photo Recovery whichever scenario has lead to loss of files from memory card
  • Now, in the next window select the drive from where loss of files have taken place and then carry on to next screen
  • In this screen, select the file types that needs to be restored and then hit on Next button that will start the scanning process
  • Once the scanning process gets completed, user can view the data in File Type View or Data View as applicable
  • At last, saved the rescued files from memory card to known destination location

Precautionary Measures:

  • Install best antivirus protection to prevent virus infection
  • Keep backup of important files in separate external hard drive
  • Avoid using the memory card on many systems across the network

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