Digital Media Recovery

Digital media refers to photos, audio and video files. There are many storage devices that store these digital media files, some of them which are popularly used by people are iPods, flash memory cards, digital cameras, MP3 players, computer or laptop, hard drives, USB drives, external HDD etc.

But many times, these digital media storage devices get corrupted due to several reasons like accidental formatting, corruption, viruses, software malfunction, improper ejection of memory card, abrupt system shut down etc. and may end up in loss or inaccessibility of data that is stored on them. Some of other causes are file system corruption and encountering errors like “Card is not Formatted” and “Memory Card could not be recognized” may lead to loss of your media files.

Digital media recovery software is comprehensive recovery application for any type of digital media. It can quickly locate and undelete digital photos, music and video files from all camera flash memory cards including memory cards, Compact Flash card, SD card, MMC, XD Picture Card, microSD card, Sony Memory Stick (Duo and  Pro), Zip disk, USB flash drives and hard drives even after format or corruption. Moreover, you can use this tool for restoring external HDD deleted photos.

To recover digital media files using Digital Media Recovery Software, follow the below steps

Step 1: Connect the memory card to a computer on which the Digital Media Recovery Software has already been installed. Run the application by double clicking the desktop shortcut. The main window will be displayed.

Step 2: Select the memory card or drive from which you want to recover digital photos

Step 3: The digital media recovery application allows you to select the media file types that are listed, based on their unique signatures, as shown in Figure 1

Select photo typesFigure 1: Select media types

Step 4: The recovered media files are listed after completing the scanning process. You can use either “Data View” or “File Type View” option to view the recovered media files as shown in Figure 2

View recovered photosFigure 2: View recovered media files

Step 5: You can preview the retrieved media files by using the “Preview” option to evaluate recovery results and can save the photos to any preferred location as shown in Figure 3

Save photosFigure 3: Save recovered media files