Recover Pictures from Memory Card and Hard Disk


Photos represent much more than files in a computer. These are once-in-a-lifetime captures that preserve the memories of an occasion or gathering; something that’s unique, personal and irreplaceable. Whether it’s a family reunion where you were the unofficial photographer or for a photo shoot for a client’s wedding, it is very important that you keep those photos intact.

Pictures from the memory card

If you need to recover photos in a memory card, there a few things you can do. First, try searching your drive for copies of the photos or check your recycle bin. If that doesn’t work, try using another card reader if you are using your computer’s on board reader. It might be that the card reader is faulty. You can also try connecting your camera directly to your computer to see if the images are still there.

Pictures from the memory cardIf you know that the memory card carries a lot of photos, you might need to wait for them to load especially if you are using your camera’s proprietary software to view them. A little patience might be all you need to recover pictures from your SD card.

If the SD or XD card recovery options above did not work, you may need to use data recovery program to retrieve those files. It might be your only option especially if the data has been corrupted from being deleted or partially formatted, or if you need to recover pictures from an XD card that has been damaged physically.


Data Recovery from Hard Disk

The hard disk drive (aka hard disk, hard drive or HDD) is the main storage media of a computer. This non-volatile storage device stores digitally encoded data on rapidly rotating platters with magnetic surfaces. Users usually divide their hard drives into logical partitions, and if they need to format a partition, they have to transfer the data stored in this partition to another drive. This will protect the data from loss due to drive formatting.

But, if one of your partitions is corrupt due to certain logical errors, and hence you cannot access it with several important data including your marriage album. Now, you are hopeless as well as helpless, because you know there is nothing you can do except only reformatting the partition to make it usable again, which will right away delete all the invisible images of the safety of which you will bet anything. What will you do? Real headache!

Luckily, there is one thing you can turn to at your disposal. Run a data backup process. This simple but useful built-in facility available in every computer may successfully recover your images. However, it must be borne in mind that no data should be written on the reformatted partition before you have run data backup process and recovered the images. Otherwise, there are great chances of the hitherto invisible data’s getting overwritten.

Data Recovery from Hard DiskHave you found the solution now? No? In fact, there are instances when this ready-made facility of data backup cannot serve the purpose. Then will you have to accept that your images are lost forever? No! Not at all! You are always on the possible side, if you are really serious about your images. Use certain specifically developed digital image recovery software. Image recovery applications are embedded with highly advanced methods and algorithms to provide comprehensive image recovery solutions needed at the time.

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