Tip & How-To about Cameras
It happens to everyone. You delete a picture or accidentally format a memory card that should not have been deleted/formatted. Luckely there is a way to recover you data if you have not used the drive since losing the data.
To start , download Disc digger from the following link :
This program is freeware but donations to the developer are encouraged to help maintain and improve the program.
After the program has finished downloading , simply unzip it and run it (no installation). If you do not have a program to unzip it , CLICK HERE to download winrar.
Make sure that your memory card is connected to your computer either via the camera or preferably via a external card reading unit.
Now , select your memory card from the list when you open the program and then click next.
Now , for accidentally deleted files , select "dig deep"
For a formatted card/drive select "dig deeper"
Now select the file types you would like to recover on the next page and then select next.
The program will now start searching for viable files of the type you selected.
Files that are found are displayed on the left of the window. Once the scan completes , select all the files found and click the save pictures button.
Now select a file other than the memory card to save the recovered files and select OK.
The files will now be written to your hard drive and can be viewed on the location chosen. Unfortunately all meta data and names of files are lost because of the format , but at least the picture can be recovered which is the important part anyways.
If you restored a file which was accidentally deleted , the file name and meta data will be restored.
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