In this day and age it seems that all our most special moments, as well as the data that we require to prosper in the 21st century is stored on some sort of device. Increasingly those devices are portable – primarily smart phones and laptops. These devices rely to a large extend on memory or SD cards for proper functioning. In the case of memory cards we rely on them to pass information between devices, such as smart televisions and our portable devices and even when sharing information with others.
External drives and and memory cards have now also reached a state of development where they are suitable for the storage of large numbers of files. For many people this can mean that movie and music collections can be at risk. In fact if you store these large amounts of data for extended periods of time it’s almost inevitable that you’re going to be faced with failure and data loss at some point. A careless spilled cup of coffee or a dropped drive / memory card can very easily lead to disaster. Even removing an external memory card form your device without using a ‘safe to remove’ action can lead to data loss.
Loss of information can be devastating – especially when that information is simply irreplaceable – such family photographs or even legal documents stored in electronic format.
However, even when data is lost there is hope of recovery. There are a number of software choices that can aid in memory card recovery.
Some software for memory card recovery is available for free download, while others require payment for advanced features.
So if you are suffering from lost data which has been stored on a memory card then what are some of your choices to get that irreplaceable data back?
#1 CardRecovery From WinRecovery Software.
This software is primarily useful to those people who have lost data from SD cards used in cameras. It’ll be most effective at recovering .jpeg and .raw files. It’s also useful for recovering video files such as .avi’s and MP3’s. It’ll also do a good job of recovering sound files. The interface is intuitive and fairly easy to use and it boasts a great recover percentage. The free version will show you what you’ve lost – but to recover the files you’ll have to dig out your wallet.
A great piece of software which works on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. The developers are on record as saying it can recover almost 400 different types of files. The only downside is that the interface is simply not as slick as some of the other offerings from competing developers.
#3 Recover My Files From GetData.
Another great choice that also offers a ‘lite’ approach and a ‘deep scan’ approach which looks for less popular types of files. A basic scan will take around 9 minutes to complete – results are usually excellent.
If you have suffered data loss from a memory device don’t give up hope. The three options above are only the tip of the iceberg. There will usually be an option that will recover at least some of your files.