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Recovering data from a sd card

I have an sd card that is apparently damaged. When it is in my dIGITREX DSC-4500Z CAMERA, the camera will not come up and function. The Camera will work with out the card or with a new card. I put the sd card in my photo printer to try to access it through my computer. I received an error message stating that the card could not be accessed. when I right clicked the removable disk (F) icon in my computer and clicked properties it says the disk is full. None of the disk utilities on the tabs in the properties pop up box will initiate on removable disk (F). The problem apparently was a result of the battey compartment cover popping open while the camera was in use. Is there any hope of recovering any data from this sd card?

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You just happen to be in luck. You can download the recovery software here: I hope this helps. Good Luck !!

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