Best Way to Recover Deleted Photos from Memory Card


Photography is an efficient way to capture and store the valuable moments of your day to day life. Captured photos acts like an index in remembering your favorite moments like farewell party, child’s first birthday, wedding ceremony, and so forth. Technical revolution brought a drastic change in photography like ancient cameras and camera films are completely replaced by digital cameras and memory cards. Digital cameras support different types of memory cards like Compact Flash Card, SD card, XD Picture card, Multi Media card, etc. Most of the people prefer to store their captured photos in personal computers from which it is very easy to access.

Like any other files you might end up with deletion or lose of photos. If you lose some word or PDF files you can create them with the same information but photos are such files which cannot be re-created. If you have deleted or lost your favorite photos, here is an efficient way to get them back. You can retrieve SD flash card deleted photo files by using some digital photo recovery software. You can also use this tool to recover digital camera photos as this is the best digital camera pictures undeleting tool. Click here for recovery porcess.  Before going to recovery procedure, let us have a look at few common scenarios where photos can get delete or lost.

  • While deleting unwanted pictures from your computer hard drive you might accidentally delete some important photos by using “Shift + Delete” or “Command + Delete” key combination, which will bypass the Recycle Bin or Trash.
  • You might accidentally format your memory card without checking the contents. If the formatted card had some of your favorite photos, then you will lose them.
  • To make optimum utilization of memory card storage space while capturing photos, you might delete some poor quality or unwanted pictures. At this point of time if you press delete all button, it will delete all the photos stored in memory card.
  • While sinking photos between your camera and computer if you disconnect the device in between without using “Eject” or “Safely Remove Hardware” option, there are chances of losing photos.

With a few precautionary measures you can avoid the loss or deletion of your photos.

  • Before deleting any photo or formatting memory card, just spend few seconds in examining the contents and priority of the photos which you are deleting.
  • Follow a proper plug and play procedure while sinking photos between computer and other device.

Whenever a photo get delete from hard drive, memory card or any other storage device, only the index file or resource fork will be erased and the particular space will be marked as available, but the actual data still exist on the stored sector until it is overwritten with new data. Such data is inaccessible to operating system but an efficient data recovery tool will fetch and recover it using unique file signature.

Deleted photo unerasing application is available for both Windows and Mac operating system. It is developed with an advanced algorithm to recover all popular audio, video and image file formats along with digital RAW photo files. Apart from memory card, you can also retrieve deleted pictures from USB drive, pen drive, hard drive, external hard drive, flash drive and other diffrent storage devices. Using this tool you can preview the recovered photos before restoration and it allows you to sort them on the basis name, date, size and file type. Using built-in “Save Recovery Session” you can stop and resume the recovery process as per your schedules. If you are looking for efficient, safe and secure digital photo recovery software then download this application and evaluate the recovery results.

Steps to recover deleted photos from memory card:

Step 1: Remove the affected memory card from your system and connect it as a slave to the healthy computer. Download and install the Windows Photo Recovery software on the system to which, the affected memory card is connected. Run the program by double-clicking the shortcut icon on the desktop. The main screen is displayed as shown in Figure. Select “Recover Deleted Photos“ option to recover photos that have been deleted as shown in Figure 1 and proceed.

Select option

Figure 1. Select Recover Deleted Photos

 Step 2: Select the memory card which appears as a logical volume or storage device from which the data needs to be recovered as shown in Figure 2 and click on “Next”.

Select SD card

Figure 2.  Select Memory Card

Step 3: The memory card recovery software lets you to select the image file types that are listed, based on their unique signatures, or may even skip this step as shown in Figure 3.

Select video file types

Figure 3.  Select Image File types

Step 4: Once the recovery software finishes scanning, the recovered files will be displayed shown in Figure 4. You can view the recovered files either by “Data View“ or “File Type View“ option.

View recovered videos

Figure 4. Data View/File Type View

Step 5: The “Preview“ option will let you view the recovered images  and help you to evaluate the capability of the application. You can save the pictures to any preferred location as shown in Figure 5.

Save video files

Figure 5. Preview Recovered Files

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