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How to Recover Pictures from Digital Camera Memory Card

DSLR Camera Memory Card Recovery? Help! 

So I accidentally dropped my MC card to a garbage bin at about 5 PM yesterday and was forgotten of it , or to say I had just realized that at 7 PM when I was out. But now the garbage bin has been cleared! And photos are also deleted from camemra memory card! Any way that I can get them back? Really important photos for friend's wedding!! She is gonna kill me!!!

Thank you! < : )

That's really horrible to lose people's photos, because it's always embarassed to ask people to let you take photos for them again after telling them that you lost their photos, especially for wedding. You can never find that time and smile again. However, this disaster really strikes. Then what is supposed to do? Don't panick. If you want to know whether there is a chance to get them back, you need to answer the following questions first:

• Did you put new data to your computer, or just say the C: drive specifically?
• Did you use your camera to snap new photos with the same memory card inside?

If your answers are NO, congratulations, you can get back the photos either from your memory card or the computer. All you need is a digital camera memory card recovery. Why the questions are important? When you delete photos from your computer or camera card, they are not erased immediately in fact, but only marked as "deleted" and become invisible. If you add new data in, it will reuse the space of the deleted photos to overwrite them, and the deleted photos will be permanently gone. Hence,  the protection of the disk or card is very important, which may directly affect the success of recovery.

How to perform a camera memory card recovery

Get a camera picture reovery first: Wondershare Photo Recovery (compatible with Windows 8/7/Vista/XP) can be a good choice (or  Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac if you are using Mac OS X), which  supports the photo recovery from computers and digital cameras, including Sony, Canon or other camera brands. Most importantly, it's safe and easy to use.

Free download the camera card recovery below and find your deleted pictures before you pay for it.

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IMPORTANT: Don't download and install the program on the disk or partition where you lost your photos, no matter what kind of digital camera memory card software you use.

Let's take the Photo Recovey for Mac as a try and do the camera data recovery step by step. If you are a Windows user, please switch to the guide of camera data recovery specially for Windows.

Step1. Select a recovery mode

Launch the photo recovery on your computer, and choose "Lost File Recovery", which allows you to recover all photos deleted from Mac hard drive, external hard disk, camera, iPod, mobile phone, ect.

If this can't not help to find, switch to "Raw Recovery" to take a try.

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Step2. Select location & file type for scan

To recover deleted photos emptied from the Trash on your Mac, select the main Macintosh HD. To recover from digital camera memory card, connect the card to your computer first and select it here.

Then you can select the file types that you are about to recover. There are Photo, Music and Video for your selection. You can choose any one of them or scan all of them by choosing "All Files".

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Step3. Recover from digital camera memory card/Mac

After the scan, all recoverable files are displayed in the scanning result. You can preview the photos one by one and check those you want to get and hit on the "Recover". Choose a location and save them on your computer.

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What you should pay attention is: Don't save the recovered photos on the original disk or device again, because new files will overwrite the lost files. If there is any files missing, you still have the second chance to scan and recover them.

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If you have not used your memory card since your pictures are disappeared, you can use Wondershare Photo Recovery to retrieve pictures. Anyway, you can download a trial version of Wondershare Photo Recovery to scan your memory card first.
Jaan Rosestar
can any one say can we retrive pictures from canon camera memory card which were taken on march 16-22 2012 cos i really miss them alot can any one mail me how we can retrive by sending me the suggestions to my mail jaan.rosestar@gmail.com.thank you
I took photo on my NEX-5 alpha sony camera without memory stick and now i can't find the photo. I didn't delete anything. Just it is not there. Any idea?
If the deleted photos have been overwritten by new ones, they can't be recovered. Anyway, try the free trial version of Wondershare Photo Recovery first to scan your memory card and check whether they can be found or not.
Hi, my son has deleted alot of pictures of my memory card, he has taken new ones also which i was not aware of untill i checked my camera when i saw him playing with it. When i seen the new piks he took i deleted them as they were blurs, then as i was going through i realised that all of my holiday piks were missing, the childrens birthday piks were missing but some piks that were taken before my holiday were still there. Will i ever be able to get my pictures back after my son deleting then taking more then me deleting again? If anyone knows a way if they can be recoverd please let me know. I really feel sick, i feel like crying. Please help.
Yeah, there is a big chance for you to recover the original photos if you only took one new pic with the formatted card, Patrick. Actually, a new pic only takes a little space of the entire card, so the left space are kept well, which you can recover photos from. There is also a situation: if you only have one photo on it before formatting, it may be overwritten by the new one, or may not, because we can't decide where the new photo will locate. If you have lots of photos on it, you definitely can recover at least 98% of them. Free download the data recovery here and try to scan the card on your computer. It will allow you to preview all recoverable photos in original quality before you pay for it, no matter you are using the Mac or Windows version. Wish you get back your memories successfully! :) Selena
Well I took one picture after the card was reformatted, is there still any way to recover the original photo's? Patrick