How to Retrieve Pictures from Nikon Coolpix S3100?

“Hi everyone, I had captured various pictures using Nikon CoolPix S3100 camera in a trip. When I connected the camera onto my Windows system after returning back, it showed some error asking to format the memory card on the camera. So I did and lost every single photo from the Coolpix. Can I recover those lost pictures from my Nikon Coolpix S3100 camera? Please help, any suggestion would be appreciated.”

Nikon Coolpix is the well known compact camera model that is greatly used worldwide. Its smart and slim design, features like smile detection, red-eye-fix, blink detection, subject–tracking function, etc. all help to take good quality pictures with resolution of 14 megapixels and 720p HD video recording. This cost effective stylish and easy to use camera is available in Yellow, Pink, Blue, Purple, Black and Silver eye-catching colors. Pictures captured on this camera will be stored on external SD memory card (also compatible with SDHC and SDXC cards). However, most of the users lose valuable pictures from Nikon Coolpix S3100 camera in many ways.

Given here are few common scenarios of photo loss from Nikon Coolpix S3100 camera:

  • Using Coolpix S3100 to capture pictures when there is no sufficient battery
  • Accidentally pressing on Erase All option that will delete all the pictures on S3100
  • Disconnecting the Nikon Coolpix camera abruptly from computer when its pictures are being transferred / accessed from it
  • Connecting camera to virus infected computer or connecting the memory card of Coolpix S3100 on other gadgets will cause card corruption
  • Improper usage of memory card, deleting important photo file instead of wrong file and many other reasons may cause missing and deletion of pictures on Nikon Coolpix S3100 camera

Thinking how to restore lost photos from Nikon Coolpix S3100? Read below:

With the use of excellent photo recovery tool, it is very simple to extract deleted and lost picture files from various digital compact cameras like Nikon Coolpix. One such utility is Yodot Photo Recovery tool that can perform problem free and safe Nikon Coolpix S3100 photo recovery. Designed with powerful scanning algorithms, this software ultimately examines the internal and external memory on Nikon Coolpix camera to retrieve lost, missing and erased images within few clicks. The program is capable of recovering pictures, videos, RAW images, audio files and other documents from digital gadgets like DSLR cameras, SLR cameras, mobile phones, iPod, MP3 players and so on. You can easily employ this tool on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP, Windows 2003 and 2008 OS based desktops and laptops to perform image recovery.

Procedural steps to rescue pictures from Nikon Coolpix S3100:

  • Connect your Nikon Coolpix S3100 camera along with its external storage media to a Windows system
  • Next, download and install Yodot Photo Recovery tool on the system
  • Launch the tool to trigger picture recovery process by running the wizard
  • Upcoming screen holds two options, “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Select appropriate option according to photo loss situation and click next
  • Now, the tool scans entire system to identify all logical and physical drives present on it
  • Select the drive that represents Nikon Coolpix camera’s memory device and proceed
  • By clicking next, the tool starts to scan selected drive and recognizes available picture files
  • After completion of scanning process, restored files will be listed in next window
  • Toggle between Data View and File Type view options to go through restored pictures
  • Inspect selected pictures using Preview option prior to saving them
  • Then select a destination location on system drive and click on Save button to save these recovered picture files

Important Note:

  • Do not save retrieved images on to the same Nikon Coolpix camera’s memory device from which pictures were recovered
  • Avoid unintentional deletion of pictures from Coolpix S3100 camera
  • Think twice before formatting / selecting Erase all option on any digital camera
  • Do not make use of same memory device on different digital camera models

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