Photo Recovery after Pulling Out the Memory Card

This has happened to most of us; you snap brilliant pictures using your DSLR camera and connect camera to computer for moving photos. However, while transferring photos you accidentally pull out your memory card from your camera. You think that everything is fine, until the moment when you reinsert your memory card back to your camera and find that all photos and other media files from your memory card are missing.

Memory cards are flash storage drives widely used to store data on portable electronic gadgets like cell phones, DSLR camera, iPods, Tablets, music players etc. They are very popular because of their advanced features like portability, high storage capacity, high re-record ability, small size, light weight and ease of use. There are various kinds of memory cards such as SD, SDHC, SDXC, CF, XD, Smart Media, MMC, XQD and Memory Sticks. Nevertheless it can be heart wrenching situation when your photos from memory card goes missing due to mishandling the card. Abruptly removing card from your camera or other portable electronic gadget while transferring or read / write process may lead to loss of entire files saved on it.

What Happens When You Pull Out Memory card?

When a memory card like SD, XD or CF card is ejected from any drive during read- write or transfer process, it can corrupt memory card, which becomes inaccessible. You may start receiving many error notifications such as “G:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.”, “"You need to format the disk in drive K: before you can use it", “The disk in drive M is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?” etc when you try to access your memory card. Memory card corruption eventually results in loss of precious media files.

Did you permanently lose your photos from memory card?

The answer for the above question is No! Photos from your memory card are not permanently gone, because memory cards don’t immediately wipe photos when they are removed or formatted. Instead the memory card just removes the file entries such as name, time, date, file length, file size and etc. from its file allocation table. Whereas the images still remains unchanged on memory card as long as their space is not overwritten with new files and with the help of a good photo recovery like Yodot Photo Recovery you can retrieve such lost picture files easily.

Memory Card Recovery Software:

Yodot Photo Recovery effortlessly retrieves images from all types of memory cards. This tool has the capability to recover lost jpeg files, gif, png, bmp, tiff, and many other picture types from storage devices. The application can also get back lost or deleted music files, video clips and other documents from memory cards, hard drives, external hard drives, flash drives, iPods, etc. You can even restore variety of RAW image files from various DSLR cameras including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Samsung, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus, Kodak, etc.

Recovery Steps:


  • Don’t save your recovered pictures back to the same memory card
  • Never eject your memory card while copying or read-write process
  • Avoid using your memory card after photo loss mishap

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