While on vacation, I had taken around 200 pictures on a 1g kingston sd memory card. I turned the camera on, at one point, and those picures were gone. I assumed that I had accidentally deleted them, but really didn't think I could have made that mistake. The same day, I turned the camera back on, and there they were, along with all the new photos I had taken. They were there for several more days, and when I got home, they were gone again. I'm hoping they are still there, and somehow I can retrieve them. Can anyone help me? Thanks
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Re: missing photos on sd memory card
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Please download Disc Digger HERE.
This is a free tool you can use that works very well and there is no
installation required, just run the program once you downloaded it.
you have connected the memory card to the computer via either the
camera or preferably with a usb card reader , run the program.
the program , select the dig deep option for accidentaly deleted files
or dig deeper for a formatted card. Then select the card you want to do
the recovery on and run the program.
The data will be displayed
and you can recover it from there. This will only work if the card has
not been used since the pictures were lost. Save the files to a location
on the computer hard drive and not back to the memory card as this will
overwrite the other pictures that still needs to be recovered.
Some of the properties of the files may become lost in the recovery but the pictures should be fine.
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You should be able to, follow the steps below...How to Recover Deleted Pictures from a Memory Card Everybody has a digital camera these days. More and more people use digital cameras to record wonderful moments. But it seems digital pictures are easier to lose than traditional film pictures because the digital camera has a useful but dangerous delete button or feature. An operation mishap may delete one or all of the pictures instantly. Do you think the valuable pictures were permanently lost? NO! In most cases, there are some easy ways to restore them.
A digital camera stores the pictures you take as separate files on a flash memory card (also known as "digital film"). There are many different types of memory cards such as SD, CF, xD Picture Card, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, the MMC Card and more. In addition, each card type has different brands like SanDisk,Kingston and more. They have different sizes, capacities and appearances, but they are just the same when acting as storage to hold pictures - they are similar to your old floppy disk or hard drive. When you delete one or more pictures from your camera, your camera locates the picture files on the memory card, then "deletes" them and marks the leftover space as usable. In most cases, for fast processing, the camera doesn't delete the picture file body but leaves them as is, which makes it possible for us to retrieve them after deletion.
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Okay, let's begin. To recover the deleted pictures, you need to connect your camera to your computer (usually via USB). If your camera does not appear as a drive letter in "My Computer", an external USB card reader is necessary. You may find such card readers from local computer shops, Amazon, BestBuy, or Wal-Mart. They're very cheap and very useful, not only for data recovery, but also for photo retrieval and processes in daily life. When you insert the card in the card reader, and connect the card reader to your computer, it will appear as a drive letter in "My Computer", which will allow a software tool to access the data on the memory card.
If you have your camera or card reader connected, you may download the picture recovery software CardRecovery by clicking this download link.
It's a small download and you may get it in less than one minute. Run the downloaded executable file and follow the instructions to install it on your computer. Then launch it. It has a wizard-style interface and it's very easy to use.
Click "Next" on the welcome window, it will bring you to Step 1. In Step 1, you may specify the drive letter of your camera or card reader, as well as other options including file type to retrieve and destination location to save the recovered pictures. Click "Next" to Step 2 and the scan will start. Depending on the capacity of your card, it may take several minutes for the software to fully scan your memory card. The found pictures during the scanning process will be listed. You may preview the detected pictures as thumbnails in Step 3, and choose the deleted pictures that you want to recover. After that, click "Next" again and CardRecovery will save the selected pictures to the location you specified in Step 1.
Your deleted pictures are recovered and got back again. It couldn't be any easier and faster!
1. Don't put additional pictures on your memory card if you find you have deleted some pictures by mistake. Otherwise it may cause overwriting and make them unrecoverable.
2. Use an USB 2.0 connection if available to connect your camera or card reader to your computer, it may make the scan much faster than an USB 1.0 connection.
The likely reason this keeps happening is that these cards weren't formatted in the camera when you first got them. However, don't do so just yet as formatting also erases the card. If you are using a memory card, take no more pics until you've recovered the photos, take the card out of the camera. This is to reduce the chance of you overwriting some of your "lost" photos. There are many good freeware photo recovery software options that are available to help you recover your photos. This blog article reviews and outlines several of the better ones. Now AFTER you've recovered the photos, format the cards IN THE CAMERA USING THE CAMERAS FORMAT FEATURE. Look for it, it's located under the "tools" menu (look for the item stating the card's memory capacity). This should rejuvenate both cards, and prevent reoccurrence.
Hi, Is the card locked? A small switch on the card in the lock position? If that isn't the case you may want to consider having a professional recover these photos. Once I have more information I can assist you further. Thank you, Lee
Take out the SD card and put it in external card reader connected to computer.
Copy/transfer all the photos from the SD card to computer.
goto My Computer and right-click the 'Removable Disk' (the SD card drive) and click Properties. click Tools and click Error checking - Check now button select the option 'automatically fix file-system errors' and click Start button. if any errors was found and fixed, you can also Format the SD card. And your SD card should not drop photos again.
Now put SD card back in the camera.
Now take 20 test photos and check if something is missing. if not take 20 more test photos and check if something is missing. if all is ok then you can delete all test photos and start taking normal photos.
Don't bother with a Vivitar Card (i'm not even sure they make them). Buy an SD Card from a decent brand like SanDisk, Kingston or PNY. A 512MB card will store about 200 photos with your camera. I'd recommend a 1/2gb card. More photos and can be found for peanuts these days.
You can connect camera's memory card to computer with a card reader (get one from ebay if you haven't already have one), then download this file recovery program which is outstanding among all file recovery software. http://www.001-software.com/file-recovery/
Sometimes flash memory can be exhausted, so to speak, and will stop functioning. This is all you can do to get your pictures back. After that try running a format and then the error check tools under the tools tab in the right click properties window.
Download a program called FreeUndelete from here and install it but before you open it, connect your MP3 player or insert your SD card. After you start the program up, select the drive letter that represents the memory you want to scan for deleted files.Click the scan button above the list and wait. If there's too many results, then look near the bottom of the window. There should be a"Filter found files" line where you can enter in the file type of the photos you lost. It probably should be this: "*.jpg" Once you have found the files you want to recover, create a folder you want to save them to in your My Documents folder and copy the path to that folder by right clicking on it then clicking properties. The path you need to copy is the line called Location (don't actually copy "Location: ".Just what's after it :p ) Now paste it in the line called "Undelete selected file(s) To" under the "Filter found files" line. Make sure you paste over the existing text. Finally, click the Undelete button to the right and Viola! check the files out in the folder you created in your My Documents folder.
The only solution left is to get a card reader and insert the card in the card reader.
when the card is detected it will show a removeable drive in My Computer. Right click on the removeable drive and click on properties....now click on the the tab which says Tools......now under error checking click on Check Now......now click both the option that is Automatically fix the system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
After the scan is complete the card will work fine.