A couple days ago, I received a "SD Card Error" messages on my Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera. I was afraid that I was losing my photos on the SD card that I took on the vocation abroad! How to fix the SD card and recover SD card data? Luckily, I managed to recover pictures from SD card and resolve such “error” problem. Here I show you what I did:
Firstly, I searched on Google to find solutions about such media card error. I saw some experts claimed that this might caused by below reasons:
1. Remove the SD Card while camera was still on.
2. Power off the camera while transferring photos or videos to PC or camera was working.
They also said that formatted the SD card and everything would be OK. But I could not afford to lose my pictures with remarkable memory on them! My wife was killing me by that! Finally, I saw some people said that there were SD card recovery software available to restore SD card data.
Secondly, I found a software app after searching. It is called Tenorshare Data Recovery, which can recover lost, deleted, corrupted and formatted data on SD cards. I got it from www.any-data-recovery.com After installation, I launched it on my computer and scanned the SD card. It showed thumbnails of my pictures, all my photos were there! Thanks , God!
But to save my photos, I had to pay for the program. I didn’t want to pay any money. So, I gave some other recovery software a give. There were Recuva (freeware), Card Recovery (need to pay for $39.95 to save files), etc. which I tried. Freeware didn’t work in this case, and the other recovery software was much more expensive than Tenorshare Data Recovery. Then I made up my mind to get Tenorshare Data Recovery at a price $29.95. Finally, I got all my photos back! It is worthy for the money I paid. Otherwise, it can recover files you deleted, lost, formatted from PC, hard drive, usb flash drive, memory card of mobile and camera. That is good news to know. And at one time payment, you can use it for a life time.
At last, I had to format the SD card to fix SD card error. And it is working now. And I would like to share my experience with you guy who have encounter the same trouble.
First and most important one, do not do anything to the SD card after you get a “sd card error” on your digital camera. Stop using it and put it in a safe place.
Second, before you choose a recovery program, you had better try a trial version they provide. If it works, you can get a full version.
Third, while use recovery tool, do not save the recovered files to the SD card in case that your photos, videos and music files are overwritten by new ones.
If you have any problems about SD card recovery, please let me know. And you can share your own experiences about such SD card error trouble with all us here as well.
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