The worst things for a digital gadgets is losing data from the memory card of the devices. These kinds of situations always happen in mobile phone, digital camera, or other devices which need to store data in memory card.It feel like a kick to your stomach when data loss happen to your memory card. And you must be eager to want to know how to recover data from memory card.
There are a number of reasons for data loss on memory card. Deletion, formatting,etc-The most common causes are faulty memory cards and operator error.
The most common reason for faulty memory card is buying cheap unbranded cards or either knowingly or unwittingly buying fake cards. When troubles happen, users always tend to do a formatting, deleting all data in the memory card.
When data loss from memory card, most users misunderstand that data have lost permanently.However, the fact is not, the deleted, formatted files won't removed from the reference to their position merely, but if you keep using the devices, or save new data to the memory card may cause overwriting for them. Besides, corrupted card means the information of data were lost, even if you format the card, there is still possible to get back lost data.
So, what can we do, if we want to recover deleted, formatted, lost data from memory card
For memory card deleted, formatted, lost data recovery, the first thing is unplugging the memory card from the devices and keeping it in safe. This action can reduce the chance of data overwriting.
And then, you can find memory card recover software in the web, based on your computer OS, you can choose Windows version or Mac version. Many memory card recovery software have two recovery modes-standard more and professional mode. Standard mode can scan and recover data faster, but when the standard mode can't find out the data you want, you can try to use professional mode to scan, it takes more time but more effective. You need to be patient when you need to recover a large number of data in a memory card, generally speaking, it will take a few hours.
How to work with memory card data recovery software
The steps depend on what kinds of recovery software utility you choose. However, the operations to restore lost data from memory card in recovery software are similar.
Firstly, you need to connect the memory card to computer with card-reader. When you launch the memory card recovery software in the PC, it will automatically recognize your memory card as a removable drive. If your card was corrupted, it can't show the name.
Then, you just select the memory card you want to recover. The scanning will begin. After scanning, most software will show the preview of data in the windows, it is very convenient for memory card photo recovery. In this windows, you can choose the data you want to recover, finally just save the recovered data to another place. Remember in this step, don't save the recovered data to the original memory card.
Here is a card data recovery software I have tried, I think it can give you some references:
Card Data Recovery for Windows: http://www.card-data-recovery.com/windows-data-recovery.htm
Card Data Recovery for Mac:http://www.card-data-recovery.com/mac-data-recovery.htm