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Resolve ‘Memory Card Error’ and recover photos from memory cards

Since the storage memory of the SD memory cards is huge, at the same time data loss from these cards is also huge. One of the main reasons for data loss from SD memory cards is corruption of these cards. In most cases, you receive an error message after your card gets corrupted. However, an updated backup allows you to overcome data loss due to card corruption. But in case of unavailability of backup, you can use photo recovery software to recover data from a corrupted memory card.

Usually we receive an error message “Memory Card Error” while attempting to view some previously stored photos on SD memory card.

Every single photo saved in the memory card becomes inaccessible after the above error message appears. In addition, no more photos can be saved on card. In short, the card can not be read or written upon.

There are few other reasons that are accountable for the above error message. They are virus infection, interrupted read/write operation, and human errors.

The most reliable photo recovery software is, Remo Recover (Windows) Media that successfully recover photos lost due to such memory card corruption. This read-only Photo Recovery tool allows you to restore data at defined location. The software works on Windows 2000 / XP / VISTA / 2003 Server Operating Systems.

This leading photo recovery and memory card recovery application supports almost all photo formats used by popular digital cameras including JPG, JPEG, TIF, TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIF etc. And also supports photo recovery of high-end raw image formats for most popular professional digital photo camera like CANON (CRW, CR2), NIKON (NEF), SONY (SR2, SRF), OLYMPUS (ORF), MINOLTA (MRW).

Using this software, you can restore the recovered data to CD/DVD or can even be recovered to any (local or network) drive accessible by operating system. Recovered data can also be saved in compressed form (Zip format, to unzip software like WinZip or similar product should be installed).

Restore lost data from SD card

In most cases, after you format the memory card in camera or on computer, the boot area and file information blocks get emptied and initialized. The memory card looks like it is empty and contains no files, but the data is still present on the SD card. So, it is still possible to restore lost data from SD card using REMO Recover (Windows) Media Edition software.

What should you do when you accidentally format your memory card?

Immediately stop taking pictures using the memory card. If you need to take new pictures, try to use a new memory card.

Next, download the Trail version of REMO Recover (Windows) Media Edition software. The software will perform a quick scan on your SD card, and lists the recoverable pictures in minutes. The recovery software works on a “what you see is what you get” principle. If you can see the lost pictures using the trail version then they can be saved once you purchase the Full version of the software.

REMO Recover (Windows) Media Edition software is a read only application that does not write anything to your memory card, so it is safe to try.

The software is most reliable and has an easy to use interface that allows any non technical person to restore lost data from SD card with ease.

The software uses a very advanced technique known as signature search that will recover your lost data in worst case scenarios. The software is reliable to recover your multimedia files that include image files in various formats such as JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, GIF and also raw photographic files in formats such as CRW, CR2, NEF, ORF, SR2, SRF and MRW. The software can also recover audio and video files of all well known formats.

Recover lost images from a flash camera memory card

Most of the digital cameras in use today, make use of a flash memory card, for storage of the pictures taken using the camera. The flash memory cards come in different capacities, with the memory capacity ranging from a few Megabytes to a few Gigabytes. The memory card is no doubt an extremely useful storage device, but if not handled with care, it might create some trouble for the user.

The most common reason, for loss of photos from a flash memory card, occurs when the memory card is unplugged from the PC in an improper manner. In such situations, the user ends up pulling out the memory card from the card reader, without disconnecting the device correctly. The second most common reason for loss of images from a flash memory card is due to accidental formatting of the memory card. But there is nothing to worry, as you can still recover images from SD card using a good recovery software.

In both the cases, make sure that you stop further use of the memory card, to prevent further loss of data. Remove the memory card from the camera, and seal it securely. Download and install REMO Recover (Windows) Media Edition software onto a healthy machine, and connect your flash memory card to this machine, using a card reader. Recover images from SD card, using this healthy machine.

The structure of digital photo creation and storage

When one takes a photograph using a film type camera the light reflected off of the object being photographed is burned onto the film inside the camera. The lens and aperture precisely control this light so that the film can properly gradient the reflection of the image.

A digital camera works much the same way except that once the reflected image is captured on to hardware as opposed to a piece of film that image must be translated into a coded format. As with all digital information, it is stored as a series of zeros and ones. The structure of these determines the specific code being used. What makes this interesting is that the various digital camera manufacturers choose not to standardize their coding and each brand of high-end digital camera saves files in its own RAW files format, which makes the process to recover digital photos lost in a camera especially challenging.