Memory card is a portable data storage device. It is used in digital cameras, mobile phones, laptop computers, MP3 players and other electronic devices to store digital data. Since flash memory technology is used in memory cards, there is no need of power to retain the stored data. There are various types of flash memory cards are available in market like Secure Digital (SD) card, Compact Flash (CF) card, Memory Stick, Smart media, etc. Nowadays memory cards are coming with high data storage capacity that is up to 128 GB. One can store large number of photos, videos, music, text document etc in memory card.
Similar to hard drive, memory cards also makes use of file system to store data in a systematic manner. In order to install file system, memory card needs to format at its first use. Even though memory card has all the advanced features, you may lose data due to memory card corruption. Still you can perform corrupted memory card recovery by making use of some third party tools. Memory card may get corrupt due to various reasons such as virus infection, power failure, improper ejection of memory card, improper shutdown of computer, file system corruption etc. In order to retrieve photos from CF card corrupt due to file system error and other corrupted memory cards, one can use memory card recovery software.
Some of the other scenarios where how the memory card gets corrupted and data loss occurs from the card are explained below.
- Low battery condition of your digital camera leads to data loss. Capturing photos with digital camera which is having low battery causes memory card corruption. All files stored in corrupted memory card become inaccessible.
- Improper shutdown of your computer may also results in data loss. If your system turned off while transferring data from your memory card to computer leads to memory card damage, which ultimately put you in loss of files.
- Accidental formatting of memory card is the most common reason for data loss. Sometimes after inserting a memory card in your digital camera you may receive error like “your memory card is not formatted, do you want to format it now”, then mistakenly you may select format option. Then all data from your memory card disappears within few seconds.
- One more reason for data loss is virus attack. Virus can corrupt files partially or sometimes it will delete complete file. Main reason for virus is browsing some third party websites and downloading contents from them. The downloaded content from unauthorized website can also open ports for viruses.
There are many other reasons for loss files from the memory card. Whatever might be the reason, you can recover memory card data by using advanced data recovery software like corrupted memory card recovery tool. This software easily recovers data from corrupted memory card with its strong inbuilt scanning algorithm. This software also supports recovery of files from FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS, NTFS 5 and ExtFAT partitions. One can also recover data from hard drive, pen drive, external hard drive, iPod etc by using this software. You can download demo version of this software to evaluate the probability of memory card recovery.