Recover data from memory chip
Memory chip is a solid state electronic flash memory data storage device used in digital cameras, camcorders, handheld and mobile computers, cell phones, video game consoles and other portable devices. You need a card reader or card slot on computer to access/transfer the data from memory chip. Even though these memory chips carry several advantages over other portable storage devices, they fail sometimes and users are faced with possibility of data loss. Data loss from memory chip happens in our daily life due to miss operations or technical errors. Don’t regret, you must hurry up to retrieve back deleted files from memory chip by finding a suitable method.
Since you don’t have any manual techniques to restore data from memory chip in this scenario, better choice is to opt for third party tool available over the online. Reliable memory chip recovery software will do the magic for you, only thing you need to do is download and install it on your computer. Connect affected memory chip to computer and do a few mouse clicks as per the steps shown by its user interface. It can be used as software to restore pictures, videos and music files from memory chip on both Windows and Mac OS.
What do you need to do in the meantime?
You might think that lost photos, videos, songs or other files are irrecoverable after the data loss. But that is not the case always, because only the index information/links of deleted or lost files are removed from file allocation table leaving the rest of the data untouched. File content remains unchanged as long as some new file takes up that space to save its data content. Therefore as far as the memory chip is concerned keep it free from further use in order to prevent permanent loss of data from memory chip. Even though you may be able to retrieve some of the images off the memory chip, certain lost files may get overwritten when you save new data onto the memory chip. Also avoid formatting or reformatting memory chip until you recover lost data through memory chip recovery software. The tool can also be used to recover erased pictures from Transcend USB drive inclduing SanDisk, Kingston and more.
Causes for loss of data from memory chip
Advantages of using memory chip recovery software
Without bothering about the cause for loss of data, memory chip data recovery software is capable of recovering deleted, lost or erased media files i.e. photos, videos and song long as they are not overwritten by new files. It uses a key feature called file signature search to uniquely identify and restore files from memory chip based on its file types. Other than memory cards, it is possible to recover media files from iPods, hard drives, external hard drives and USB drives. It supports recovery of photos, videos and music files from all trusted memory card brands like Transcend, SanDisk, Kingston, Lexar, Sony, Samsung, LaCie and others. This tool is one of the best photo recovery software for Android SmartPhones and tablets on Windows 8, Vista, XP, 7, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.
This is tool also trusted, used and suggested by lot of users to recover RAW image files from popular brands of DSLR cameras. So one can utilize this software to get back RAW image formats namely CR2 & CRW from Canon; ARW & SR2 from Sony; NEF from Nikon; ORF from Olympus; KDC, K25 & DCR from Kodak; DNG from Samsung; X3F from Sigma; PEF from Pentax; RAF from FujiFilm and so on. In addition, you retrieve JPEG, JPG, TIFF, TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF and PSD picture formats supported by most of digital phones, cameras and other devices. You can do photo recovery from Mac computer having any of Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion operating systems. Go ahead and download this tool for more details about this tool.
Follow the steps given below, to successfully recover photos, videos and music files from memory chip:
Step 1: Connect the affected memory chip to to a healthy PC, where the software has already been installed. Launch memory chip recovery software (for Windows OS), by selecting it from the Start Menu. The main window pops up as shown in Figure 1. Select the "Recover Photos" option from the main window as shown in Figure 1
Figure 1. Main Window
Step 2: On selecting the "Advanced Photo Recovery" option, a new window displays the detected physical and logical drives as shown in Figure 2. Select the memory chip which is displayed as a logical drive from which media files need to be recovered, and click on "Next"
Figure 2. Select Memory Chip
Step 3: Once you click the "Next" button, the software starts scanning the selected memory chip andit displays the recovered data once the software has finished the scanning process. The recovered photos, videos and music can be viewed using the File Type / Data View option as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3. View Recovered Files
Step 4: The recovered photos, videos and music files can be previewed using the "Preview" option as shown in Figure 4. You can use the "Save Recovery Session" option to save the scanned information. You can load this scanned information using the "Open Recovery Session" option once you have purchased the full version of the software to avoid rescanning the memory chip again
Figure 4. Preview Files