How to Restore Media Files from Memory Card?

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Lost any media files from memory card and struggling to retrieve them back? Stop worrying now, as there is a simple solution to get those lost media files back. Go through this page to know more.

Media files are the digital information like pictures, videos, songs, etc. that are captured on various gadgets including digital cameras, video recorders, mobiles, Smartphones, etc. These media files are carefully treasured as it holds beautiful memorable moments. Hence, losing media files from memory card due to various reasons will be very painful and frustrating for everyone.

Let us consider a scenario to explain media file loss from memory card in brief. Assume you had captured numerous pictures and videos using digital camera, where all files were saved to the memory card placed on it. You connected this memory card to system via card reader and tried to move set of files through cut – paste option from card to system. Before completion of transfer process, there was power surge due to which system got shutdown. Later, when card was connected back to the camera, you noticed that the set of media files that were about to transfer are missing from the card. Thus, most cherishable pictures and video files were lost. How will you get media files back from memory card?

Similar to the above discussed situation, there are other reasons for loss of media files from memory card as listed below:

  • Malfunctioning of memory card results in card corruption due to which all its media files will become inaccessible
  • Connecting memory card to virus infected system or gadgets, use of inefficient antivirus program to remove threats from memory card, etc. may cause auto deletion of media files from the card
  • Formatting / reformatting memory card on system without updating the backup, will lead to complete loss of media files present on the card
  • Using memory card on different gadgets to save media data might cause file system corruption on card thus ending up in media file loss
  • Additional reasons like deletion of media files from card when it is connected to system, abrupt removal of card during file transfer process, saving data when the memory is full on card, etc. will all lead to loss of media files from memory card

Media files like photos, video clippings, music files, etc. when deleted or lost from memory card will not be lost permanently. Because, content of media files will present on memory card until new file content overwrites their space on memory card. Thus by utilizing efficient media data recovery tool, it is possible to recover media files from memory card effortlessly.

Media file recovery on memory card:

Yodot Photo Recovery tool is the most suggested and renowned memory card restoration software that can extract media files from various types of memory cards without any endeavor. This tool is capable to restore pictures (jpeg, png, psd, img, pic, jpg, tiff, gif, etc), audios (mp3, aif, wav, aac, etc.), videos (avi, mov, mpeg, avchd, m4v and so on) and RAW images (nef, srf, cr2, crw, orf, pef, etc.) from memory cards. It can retrieve media files from SD, SDHC, Micro SD, SDXC, CF, MMC, XQD and other flash memory cards manufactured by Sony, Samsung, SanDisk, Transcend, Kingston, iBall, Lexar, etc. You can also recover media files from hard disks, USB drives, iPods, external hard drives and other storage devices on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and 2008 OS computers.

Procedure to get back media files on memory card:

  • First connect your memory card to Windows computer by making use of adaptor
  • Now download Yodot Photo Recovery software on the same system by clicking on download option provided here
  • After this, install and run the software to perform media file recovery from memory card
  • Once you run the application, you can see two options in the main window, “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Select appropriate option based on the situation in which you have media files
  • As you make your selection, you can see list of drives that is connected and present on the Windows computer
  • Choose the drive that represents externally connected memory card and proceed next
  • Select the media file types that you want to recover, else click on “Skip” to select all the files by default
  • Software scans the card and provides all recoverable media files on the card
  • Choose required media files to recover with the help of “Data View” and “File Type View” options
  • Preview the files to make sure that you have chosen right one to retrieve
  • Now, save the recovered media files in a new location on the system drive (But not on same memory card)

Things to Remember:

  • Do not format / reformat the memory card unintentionally
  • Maintain regular backup of crucial media files to overcome file loss situations
  • Avoid using memory card on different gadgets and check twice before erasing files from memory card on system

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