Picture Recovery after Format

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Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

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How to perform Picture recovery after format ?

A memory card is a small storage device which is commonly known as Flash memory card. This storage card is used to store huge amount of data such as documents, pictures, audio, video files. This flash memory card is highly compatible by all the hi-tech portable and remote computing devices. Flash memory card comes in different size and storage capacity. There are various memory cards which are available now days across all over the world. Some of the most popular and widely used memory cards are SD card (Secure Digital card), CF (Compact Flash card), MMC (Multi Media Card), Memory Stick, Smart Media card, etc. The size of the Compact Digital card is similar to the size of the match box whereas the size of the SD card and Multi Media card is similar to the size of a postal stamp. Among all these cards, SD card is highly popular for storing huge amount of media files. There are two types of SD cards – Micro SD card and Mini SD card. Along with all other cards, SD card is also used in all the latest and advanced hi-tech electronic devices such as smart mobile phones, digital camera, MP3 player, camcorders, PSP, etc. The common and prominent features of this memory card are as follows:

  • It offers high re-record-ability
  • It consumes less amount of power
  • It has higher storage capacity
  • Compatible with all advanced electronic devices
  • It offers rugged environmental specifications

Besides these, Memory card is far better than hard disk because memory card is lighter, extremely portable and allow immediate access. Moreover, memory card is less prone to mechanical damage compared to hard disk. But the disadvantage of memory card over hard disk is that the price of memory card is more compared to hard disk even if the storage capacity is same. In addition to this, memory card is also not free from corruption. If your flash memory card gets damaged then the chances of data loss is more. Moreover, sometimes if you format your memory card in order to store new files can also leads to data loss. Formatting can be accidentally or intentionally. Both the cases of formatting are responsible for deletion of media files and other important stored data from memory card.

Deletion / lost of picture files due to formatting of memory card

Formatting a memory card can erase all your important data and media files for permanently. Accidentally your flash memory card gets formatted when you by mistakenly click on Format button on your computer. Moreover, you may delete digital photos by accidentally formatting the memory card using format card option on the various multimedia digital cameras. Other than this, your memory card gets formatted due to some error messages or due to the corruption of the device.

If the device is screening the error message "Memory card not formatted" repeatedly, then it is clear that the digital device is corrupted. In order to fix the problem and to avoid the appearance of this error message, you might format the memory card immediately. But formatting is not the ultimate solution for this; because once your card gets formatted then you may not be able to find the pictures and other stored data. Formatting modifies the file system and directories, thus if you format the device, all the previously stored data on the device will be deleted. In addition to this, there is another aspect to it where some digital camera provides a low level formatting which leads to the deletion of all the important pictures and other crucial data from memory card. Sometimes, you may also have to format your flash memory card if it is infected by a harmful virus. Generally, you don’t need to format your memory card, if the anti-virus program can efficiently kill the virus attached to it. But in case, if the anti-virus program fails to detect and kill the virus then you need to format your memory card in order to protect the mechanical structure of the memory card from any kind of damages.

Besides all these reasons of deletion of picture files from memory card due to formatting, there are many other reasons responsible for deletion of photo files from memory card. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • Accidental deletion of pictures from flash memory card by pressing the Delete All button while previewing the photos on your camera
  • Photos get deleted / lost from memory card due to memory card corruption
  • Improper ejection of memory card from card reader or from camera in between when the pictures are getting transferred from one device to another
  • Abruptly camera turns off due to low level of battery at the time when the photo files are getting transferred to your system from your camera
  • Overwriting new photos over the old photos due to lack of storage capacity can also lead to the deletion / lost of the important picture files from memory card
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Stop using corrupted or damaged memory card to prevent further data loss. Create backup of every single photo file in order to restore all important pictures after formatting your memory card. Always scan your computer in order to kill all the harmful viruses. Use reliable anti-virus program which can efficiently scan and kill the virus present in your system or other multimedia storage device. Even after this if you are unable to protect your important picture files from getting deleted then you need to use professional third party picture recovery tool. Picture restoration application is the best recovery software which restores deleted and lost photos from memory card. To restore your deleted photos using this software you need to connect your memory card to computer through card reader. With the help of this application, you can restore deleted pictures which are saved in major file type formats like JPEG, TIFF, GIF, TIF, PNG etc. In addition to this, this tool can also retrieve photos from professional digital cameras such as Canon, Olympus, Sony, etc.

This software has easy to wizard interface which means it doesn’t required any expert guidance in order to operate and use this software to retrieve deleted or lost photos. You can easily restore pictures from XD card, SD card, memory cards etc deleted or lost due to any reason. Not only this you can even rceover flash drive data using this amazing application. So if you lost your vital images from your pen drive, then go for this tool to get back images from pen drive

This tool easily restores deleted / lost pictures from iPods, FireWire, Memory cards and other external hard drives. Built-in special algorithms can easily identify and restore different file formats of picture files from formatted memory card within quick span of time. Thus, this software efficiently performs undelete digital photos from SD memory card.


Steps to perform picture recovery after format are stated below:

Step 1: Downlaod the free version of this software and Install it to your system having Windows OS. Once it gets installed, click on the desktop icon in order to launch it. As soon as the software gets launched, the main window will appear on screen with three different options such as "Recover Files", "Recover Photos", "Recover Partitions / Drives". Click on "Recover Photos" option in order to retireve your deleted pictures as shown in Figure 1

Picture Recovery  - Main Window

Figure 1 : Welcome Screen

Step 2: After this, you will see another window with two recovery mode options. You can either click on "Recover Deleted Photos" or you can click no "Recover Lost Photos" as per your file loss or deletion scenarios as shown in Figure 2

Picture Recovery  - Fast recovery selection window

Figure 2 : Fast recovery selection screen to select recovery option

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Step 3: As soon as you click on any option, a new window will pop-up on your computer screen where you have to select the affected drive from where you have lost all your important picture files. Select the desired drive by clicking on it and then click on "Next" button in order to move on to the next level as shown in Figure 3

Picture Recovery  - Drive selection window

Figure 3 : Select affected drive from where your files get deleted

Step 4: Once you are done with the drive selection, the software will take you to the next processing level where you will see another new window which will ask you to select the file type that you want to retrieve. You can always skip this step if you don't want to select any specific file type. But if you are selecting any specific file type then click on "Next" button as shown in Figure 4

Picture Recovery  - File type selection window

Figure 4 : Select file type that you want to retrieve

Step 5: Lastly, a preview window will appear where you can see the recovered file in a systematic file previewing format as shown in Figure 5

Pixture Recovery  - preview window

Figure 4 : Preview recovered file


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Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008


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