Friday , 28 April 2017

How To: Recover photos from you corrupted SD card or media

I had several cases when some friends of mine had their SD card corrupted and they lost many photos. Now, I hope you’ll never have to deal with a corrupted SD card but if you do, we have a good solution for you.

PhotoRec is a digital photo recovery solution that is designed to handle multiple types of storage media. The operating system will not be a problem either, PhotoRec runs under Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Dos, Solaris and FreeBSD. The software is also very easy to use and pretty self-explanatory, you just need run it,select the drive in need for “repairs”, the folder where the pictures will be recovered and the magic will be done. I had so far 3 cases of corrupted SD cards and believe me when I tell you, PhotoRec was succesfull for each one.

You can download PhotoRec from the developer’s main site.

Also, if you have a hard time working with PhotoRec for some reasons, here are some step-by-step instructions on how to use PhotoRec and recover your lost photos.

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  • armadillo

    If you have problems with your memory card in 80% of all cases the controller of your card is damaged and no software or card reader can help. You must separate the memory chip and dump the raw data to recover your data. Search for “Recoverfab” they have the right service and explain how the work will be done.

  • rocky randly

    This given information is so nice and its true. I am also do this and get recover my photos from corrupted memory card.

  • Khangwenya

    What do you do if the CF card is not recognizable on the PC or Mac? Khaya

  • Newnewnew

    Super application. Thanks.

    I recovered almost all the files. 🙂

  • Digital Revolution

    That’s Amazing mate, i am really happy with it i have tried allot but this one is incredible … Thanks for that .. 

  • Guest

    Wow, recovered photos I thought were completely lost (Not all but most). Saved me so much time!

  • Jasma77

    thanks your the man….

  • Devilton

    My computer isn’t even able to access my drive that holds my corrupted SD card. Is there any solution for that?

  • Jhazlei_suares

    it alwaYs sAyS “CaRD eRroR”….DoEs iT mEaN its bUsTeD?

  • UchihaItachi

    may sd memory card was corrupt i need to get that photos what is your recommend so that i can get back may photos on that sd card

  • Y Zureikat

    Thanksss mannnnn IT WORKED 😀 😀 

  • Kary_clawson

    This thing saved all of my Easter pictures!!! Thank you sooo much!!!

  • Clifordshelton

    Life Saver

  • how to recover my photos from an SD card that says it need to be reformatted? pls help

    • Fiona

      Maybe you need a photo recovery tool to deal with such problem. How about wondershare photo recovery? Because it can help you recover files from your sd card.

  • ANGRY

    DID NOT WORK! THIS REVIEWS MUST BE WRITTEN BY BOTS OR DEVS, BECAUSE LIKE EVERY OTHER SO CALLED SD PICTURE RECOVERY….DOES NOT WORK!!! YOU ARE ALL SCREWED…DOES NOT WORK AT ALL!!! WONDER SHARE IS A SCAM AND I HAD TO GET MY MONEY BACK THE HARD WAY!!

    • ANGRY

      IT RECOVERED ALL THE HEALTHY FILES, BUT NOT THE ONES THAT ACTUALLY MATTER. THE ONES THAT CANT BE VIEW ON MY CAMERA OR MY MAC OR PC…..THIS SOFTWARE IS GARBAGE JUST LIKE ALLLLLLL THE OTHERS

  • sohee ahn

    It’s already done recovering but I don’t know where was the files saved in , please help me T.T ,

  • Jernifer

    Thanks for your article, but it’s hard for me to use it in dos, I used the Vibosoft Card Data Recovery, it recovered 2600 photos from my damaged Micro SD card, very good!

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