Recover Deleted Photos From A Memory Card Finding Old Data Bruce Clark MicroSD Thumbdrive SmartMedia

If you're like us, you take a huge number of photos of family, friends, the trip, food, and so much more. Truly amazing the amount of photos we are taking today due to the explosion of digital and the low cost of storage. But along with the good comes the bad:  losing data. So we thought we would blog about how to recover 'lost' photos, videos, emails and other data on a drive or memory card. Whether you're using microSD, miniSD, MultiMediaCard MMC, SmartMedia, CompactFlash, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Pro Duo, SD Card, or xD Picture Card, if you unintentionally deleted photos/data, and you have not used the item much since the deletion, it is very possible you can recover what you thought was lost.
First thing is to stop using the memory device in which you're trying to recover the data from. Reason is is that when you delete something, the space in which the information was deleted is then marked as 'available'. As long as you don't format the device or overwrite the space with new data, it is very possible to recover the deleted information. Next, make certain you have a way to read the device:  either a card reader or computer. Next, you need to choose a program or programs to use:  Cnet just had an excellent article titled 'How to recover deleted photos from a memory card' that mentions 2 free programs:  Recuva for Windows computers and PhotoRec for Macs. Another excellent free program for Windows is UndeletMyFiles Pro from seriousbit.

Next, depending on which program you chose to use, you will be presented with a list of drives; select the drive(s) you wish to scan plus the data type you are hoping to recover (.jpg, pdf, xls, etc.) Now, sit back and let the program work their magic!

Final step:  select the files you want to recover. After the scan is complete, you should be presented with a list of possible files to recover:  select  the files or folders you want to recover. Figure out where you want to restore them to and off you go!

If you need to recover some inadvertently deleted things, we wish you good luck and hope this blog helps. Found this information helpful, please share with others by clicking on one of the social media sharing options below.

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