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Memory Card Recovery


Have you lost your photos from your memory card?

In about 90% of cases we can recover lost, deleted, corrupted or formatted photos and video files from various memory cards including SD, CF, xD, Memory Stick, MicroDrive, SmartMedia, MMC , MicroSD, MiniSD and SDHC Cards.

Situations where a memory cards can usually be recovered.

  •  Photos deleted accidentally or intentionally from memory cards.
  •  Photo loss due to formatting or "Delete All" operation.
  •  Memory card error or damage, or inaccessible memory card.
  •  Corruption due to the card being pulled out while your camera is on.
  •  Damage due to turning your camera off during a write/read process.
  •  Data loss due to using between different cameras/computers/devices.
  •  Other events that could cause damage to data.
Don't take any more pictures on your memory card if you accidently deleted your photos. Taking more photos may cause overwriting and make them unrecoverable.

Card Recovery Pricing

Up to 512 mb card
up to 2.0 gb card
up to 4.0 gb card
Note: If no complete files are recovered there is no charge

Tips to avoid memory card error and damage

  • Do not remove your card whilst it is still being accessed (this is when the camera is writing information to the card after taking a photo or your are viewing images you have taken) as it will almost certainly result in file corruption.
  • Do not remove your memory card when turning your camera on or off.
  • Do not remove your memory card when camera is on.
  • Once you have stored your images on your computer, archived to CD or other media we recommend that you format your memory card. This will help prevent it from becoming corrupted.
    Formatting (sometimes also called initializing) deletes all images, files, directories and camera data and then sets up new folders and data on the card so you are ready to start taking photos again. NOTE - It's important to format the card in your camera, not your computer.
  • Stop taking/viewing pictures when battery is on low charge.
  • Keep your memory card away from magnets.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures.
  • Use memory cards from known brands.
  • If several different memory cards get damaged in one camera, you may suspect there is some issue with your digital camera.
  • There IS a lifespan of a memory card. A typical flash memory card unit is about 10,000 write/erase operations. So it is better to throw away memory card used frequently for many years.

Can I re-use the corrupted memory card?

For data protection, during recovery we perform read only operations on your memory card and thus it does not change the data on the memory card, Therefore the recovery process does not repair or fix your memory card. If you want you may try to format the corrupt memory card after your lost photos have been recovered and re-use it. But we suggest you perform several read/write tests before using it again to take new pictures. If you are worried that the memory card is unstable and may cause further data loss, purchase a new memory card. Your valuable and irreplaceable photos are more important than the memory card. Memory cards are relatively inexpensive.