Recover Pictures from SD Card

How to Recover Pictures from SD Card
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How to Recover Pictures from SD Card Accidentally deleted some files from your SD card or lost files to a corrupted card? If you act quickly and stop using the card you may be able to recovery the files using data recovery software. There are free options available on every operating system as well as paid programs that may be easier to use. Stop accessing the SD card. If the files has been deleted there is still a chance that the data is still there but has just been set to be overwritten by new data. By not accessing the SD card you increase the chances that the data will not be overwritten.Download PhotoRec. PhotoRec is a free open source file recovery software that works for Windows OS X and Linux.Extract the program. PhotoRec does not need to be installed. Simply extract the photorec os program from the ZIP file. The os will be replaced with your operating system. For example the Windows version is photorec winInsert your SD card. Insert your SD card into your computer using an SD card reader or by putting it in your camera and connecting the camera via USB.Run PhotoRec. PhotoRec starts in a command line interface. You will be using your arrow keys to navigate the program.Select your drive. Select your SD card from the list of available drives and press Enter.Select the partition. Chances are your SD card only has one partition. Select it with the arrow keys.Select the File Opt menu. This menu option is along the bottom of the window.Deselect files you arent looking for. You can speed up the search significantly by only searching for a few file types. If you are trying to recover images deselect everything except JPG JPEG RAW CR2 PNG TIFF GIF BMP SR2 and DNG.Select the Search menu option to continue. This will open the file system menu.Select the file system type. If you are recovering files from an SD card select Other.Select which space needs to be analyzed. If you are trying to recover deleted files select Free. If you are trying to recover files from a corrupt card select Whole.Choose a directory to save recovered files to. Create a new location if you need an easy to access folder.Wait for files to be recovered. This process may take a significant amount of time. You will see the number of recovered files updating in real time.Browse through your recovered files. File names will be corrupted so you will need to manually search through the recovered files to find the ones you are looking for. If you do not find the images you need you can try a different data recovery option.

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