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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Picture Recovery from Memory Card with Damaged File System

Pictures speak louder than words. And, through pictures only, we can preserve the memories of some wonderful moments of our life till eternity. Considering the significance of pictures, it is in our interest to safeguard them from any possible damage. Now-a-days, many people have switched to digital cameras for the sake of capturing each and every moment of life - exciting, thrilling, beautiful, happy or sad - in form of pictures. But, sadly there are many factors which lead to data loss situation from digital cameras. For instance, if a memory card becomes corrupt, you will end up losing your cherished pictures. Though, you can keep such unfortunate situations at a distance by maintaining regular backups. What if a backup doesn't exist and your camera's memory card becomes corrupt?

Consider a scenario, wherein, you load the memory card in your digital camera in order to view pictures of a recent family function held at your place, and instead receive the following error:

"No images found on the selected media"

The above error comes as a rude shock as you know that the card has more than 100 pictures of your family members, relatives and friends. You try again, but sadly the same error restricts you. Before going for any sort of picture recovery strategy or tool, get familiar with the possible causes.


The above error can surface in the following conditions:

1.You accidentally deleted pictures from your card or you formatted the memory card unknowingly
2.Or if your memory card's file system has got damaged due to an interruption in read/write process.


In order to fix the damaged file system, you must re-format the memory card in your digital camera only. Now, grab a picture recovery software and recover lost or deleted pictures by following the directions given in its user manual.

Do remember to select a read-only software as it does not modify the original data.

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery is an easy-to-use software which recovers lost or deleted pictures, audios and videos from all types of memory cards including SD, MMC, CF, XD etc. The picture recovery application is available for both Windows and Mac users.


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