How to recover deleted files from Memory card and other portable storage devices
We all use a lot of portable storage devices in our every day life – in the form of USB Flash drives, Portable Hard Disks, Mobile memory cards, Micro SD, SD card etc etc. – the list goes on and on. And the more often we use these devices chances are that we accidentally loose data from them – in one or other way. You should have atleast one single experience of loosing data from your portable memory device – isn’t it ? Well the question is:-
How to recover lost files from a portable memory device ?
…and the answer follows.
Very Important: Do you know what really happens when you delete a file ? In fact its not getting deleted- what happens really is your operating system marks that file location as “writable” and hides the visual access to that file from your HDD. This means that the “lost” file or the files which you have lost really exist in your computers memory in a normally inaccessible form. So you need the help of a file recovery software to get these files back.
Note: One important point to keep in mind is that – once you realise you lost a file – keep the system operations as minimum as possible – because the original file location is now in “write” mode – and you can really loose the files any time. So have a file recovery file installed as soon as possible – because even this single software installation after “lose of data” can really reduce your chances of recovering the files.
1. Using PC Inspector File Recovery
PC Inspector can recover many files that are not recoverable by free file recovery softwares – like – ARJ AVI BMP CDR DOC DXF DBF XLS ,EXE GIF HLP HTML HTM JPG LZH MID,MOV MP3 PDF PNG RTF TAR TIF WAV and ZIP. After recovery the window will list all recovered files classified as photos,videos,documents and other files.
2. Disk Digger
Its another popular and effective tool for “undeleting” files. This software is highly effective for recovering recently deleted files very quickly. Disk Digger tool functions on two modes – Dig mode and Dig Deep mode – as you can guess from the names – Dig mode is very fast and responds with a list of recently deleted files where as Dig Deep mode recovers more files but at the expense of time.
Note: This application is free of installation Just download it and run.
3. Undelete Plus
A free application for recovering your deleted files quickly.
One specialty of this free application is it enables file recovery after an accidental format that too – even after a fresh windows installation. Try it out and its free.
Note these points:
a. Free application
b. Simple and easy to use
c. Requires no installation – which means chances of recovering a lost file is very very high.
Another freeware and is highly popular among its users. I think its the best user rated software among free recovery applications.