How To Recover Deleted Pictures From A Memory Card
By Susanne Webster On March 7, 2015
It happens to the best of us no matter how hard we try to avoid it. You are messing around with your camera, and the next thing you know, you have deleted your pictures from the memory card. Or somebody else does—she accidentally formats your card or otherwise corrupts it. In any case, all of your pictures are gone. But whatever your story is, don’t worry because in most cases, you can recover deleted pictures from a memory card, provided you follow these simple steps shown in this article.
The first and foremost thing is that you stop taking any more pictures (and thereby saving them on the card) because new files may cause overwriting and use the space of deleted files and thus make deleted files unrecoverable.
If you do a quick search, you will find a lot of useful tools to help you retrieve pictures deleted from a memory card. Many of these tools examine your card for free, but you have to pay to recover your deleted pictures. Nevertheless, the mission is not impossible, and if you dig a little further, you can find plenty of solutions. For every operating system, there are free versions that do the trick, sometimes even better than the paid ones.
In this article, I show you how to use Recuva, a tool for Windows. So lets get started.
To start the process of recovering the pictures deleted from your memory card, you need to download and install the Recuva software. Follow the instructions to launch the program.
Connect your camera to a computer via USB, use an external card reader, or simply insert your card into the computer.
Select the type of information you want to recover (i.e., Pictures).
Find the location of the memory card.
Run the scan. If you get results, it means your files have been found. The health of your files is shown in different colours: green, yellow, and red.
Select the deleted pictures you want to recover from your memory card and press the Recover button.
If you don’t want to use Recuva to restore the pictures deleted from your memory card, you can use some of the alternatives, such as
To Conclude, no matter what kind of operating system or memory card you have, there should be always a way to recover deleted pictures from a memory card fairly easy.
After you recovered your pictures, you might want to edit them before posting virtual. Start with resizing and let your imagination run wild. But not only pictures, it is very important that you always back up important data, especially your outlook or even the whole Mac settings.