Windows 7 Memory Card Recovery

Memory cards are flash storage devices widely used to store data on electronic gadgets such as cell phones, DSLR cameras, music players, game consoles, PDA’s etc. Memory cards come in all size and shapes, some of the most commonly used memory card devices are SD, CF, XD, memory stick, MMC and so on. Although they are very useful storage device, it is also quite easy to lose many important data from these memory cards, especially if you format them accidentally. For instance, check out the below scenario.

You captured and snapped few high quality videos and high resolution pictures from your DSLR camera. These videos and pictures were stored on your cameras memory card, you wanted to transfer those files to your Windows 7 PC. So you connected the camera’s memory card to your computer, however the system popped up an error message saying, "You need to format the disk in drive I: before you can use it" on the screen. Without taking the warning message seriously, you simply clicked on “Format disk” button, which results in complete data loss from your memory card.

Fortunately you can retrieve these formatted memory card data by using card recovery software; this application helps you to completely restore all your formatted files from your memory card on Windows 7 with ease. But first let us see some of the other scenarios which lead to data loss from memory card on Windows

  • Improper Ejection of Memory card: If you forcefully remove your memory card from your Windows 7computer, during read- write or file transfer process it results in data loss from it
  • Accidental Deletion: unintentionally deleting some of your photos from memory card in hurry while preview them or using advanced key combination like “Shift + Delete” to delete a file can lead to loss of precious photos, videos or music files stored on memory card.
  • Format Error: You usually encounter this error message as soon as you connect your memory card to your Windows computer, i.e. “The card is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?” which forces you to format the memory card resulting in huge amount of data loss. But, by using this recovery tool, you can easily unformat SD card, MMC card, XD card, CF card and many more memory card types.
  • External Threat: If your Windows computer is infected by external threats like virus, and if you connect your memory card to such virus infected computer then there are high possibilities of losing files from memory card
  • Other reasons: Other reasons include clicking photos when battery is low, power failure while copying files, memory card hardware failure, application malfunction etc.

Note: But the most important thing you need to do after such accidental mishap is to immediately stop using your memory card and keep it in a safe place. Because, as you add new data to the card, the original data from the memory card will be overwritten making recovery very difficult.

Card recovery software is all in one data recovery utility which you can use to recover all types of data like wallpapers, RAW images, pictures, music, videos, documents and many other files from all memory cards type like SD card, CF card, XD card, SDHC, memory stick, MMC card, Smart media in a very easy and efficient way. Check out this link if you want to recover raw images files from SD card. Furthermore recovers data from corrupted, formatted, inaccessible memory card from all Windows operating system such as Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating system.

Follow few simple steps to execute card recovery on Windows 7:

Step 1: Download the card recovery tool and install it on a computer. Connect the card to the computer and launch the software. Select Recover Photos option from the main page of the software.

Card Recovery on Windows 7 - Main Window

Fig 1: Home Screen

Step 2: Select Recover Deleted Photos or Recover Lost Photos from the second window based on the data loss scenario. Select the card and scan the drive.

Card Recovery on Windows 7 - Choose MMC Card

Fig 2: Select Card

Step 3: After scanning, the files will be listed and displayed on the screen. Preview the files and activate the tool if you are using the demo version. Now save the files on a drive of the computer.

Card Recovery on Windows 7 - Recovered Results

Fig 3: Preview Results