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How Do I Recover Data From a Corrupted Memory Card

October 10, 2012  |  Difficulty: Medium

how to properly work with MiniTool Power Data Recovery© to recover your corrupted data.

Almost every mobile device, camera, cell phone and even video camera uses some kind of memory card, usually a Secure Digital (SD) type. People tend to store more and more data on these cards because of their availability and steadily lowering prices.

What happens if your memory card stops working? There are some applications that can help you get your data back, or at least some of it. One such data recovery software is the MiniTool Power Data Recovery©. Its supports most digital media devices, including flash drive, flash card, memory card, memory stick and iPod®. It can help you recover lost/deleted photos, music (mp3 files, mp4 files) and video files.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery© offers a free edition that can be downloaded from its website.  Read the instructions below to learn where to get this free program as well as how to properly work with it to recover your corrupted data.

Installing and Using MiniTool Power Data Recovery© Software:

  1. Open your Internet browser and go to the MiniTool Power Data Recovery© Free Edition download page.
  2. Click the download button. Save the installation file to your hard drive and launch it.

  3. To install the application, follow the instructions from the installation wizard and launch it.
  4. Click the "Digital Media Recovery".
  5. Select the device where you want to recover the deleted or lost files. Then, click on the "Full Scan" button.
  6. After the scan is complete, you will see the recovery tree. It contains recovered directories and folders. Click the appropriate button to filter and preview the files found.
  7. Check all the files you want to recover. Then, click the "Save Files" button.
  8. Click the “Browse” button and choose the location for your data recovery.
  9. Once the process finishes, click the “OK” button.

Tips and Tricks:

  • If you are using a camera and it is not listed as a device available for recovery, you may need to use a card reader.

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