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a b G Storage
July 25, 2009 1:28:07 AM

I have a Coolpix S550 - and a memory disk: PNY Optima SD HC 4GB..Have taken vacation photos which show on the camera but does not come up when I put it into my H drive on my computer. It says that I have an optima erra

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a b G Storage
July 31, 2009 2:42:37 AM

Optima erra? Could you share the exact error message here please?
a b G Storage
July 31, 2009 3:20:14 AM

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July 31, 2009 2:40:15 PM

What card reader are you using? And what is the error message? Since you can view them on the camera, the card is probably fine (unless they're stored on the small internal memory, assuming your camera has that).

Can you connect your camera via USB with the card inserted in the camera to read the pictures? Can you try out the card on a in-store Kiosk? Or buy a new card reader... they're less than $20 usually
a b G Storage
January 19, 2010 3:01:30 PM

If you are still unable to see the photos even using a card reader, you can try running the Adroit Photo Recovery software ( ) on the card. It has a good photo viewer which enables you to have a good full preview of the photos and allows you to save them.
February 9, 2010 3:33:22 AM

I must recommend stellar phoenix in this situation.Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery Software Performs Card Recovery from memory sticks, IBM Micro Drives, SD Cards, MMC Cards, XD Cards, and Secure Digital Cards.
April 22, 2010 2:25:49 PM

The simplest way to recover lost photos from corrupted SD memory card is to use a powerful Memory Card Recovery Software called Remo Recover Photo (Windows). The software performs digital image recovery in a few moments and doesn't overwrite data as it is a read only application. In fact, the interface itself is so intuitive, that you don't have to read long boring manuals, and guides to understand it. It does image recovery in just three steps, scan media, select images, and click recover! And all the required images are recovered.
a b G Storage
September 20, 2010 1:20:54 AM

As to how to recover photos from camera Sd card, this article talking about camera sd card photo recovery will sure worth for a reading. And the best way to try photo recovery software to recover photos lost. But no matter what you decide to do. Before your photos are recovered from the sd memory, do not put more files to the card in case your previous photo data are overwritten.
a b G Storage
September 21, 2010 6:38:52 AM

Hi !

I would recommend you Kernel for memory card recovery software recovers all possible data including audio, video, and image files from it.I have used it last month and it works fine.It recovers all data over a single mouse click. You can find it from

September 24, 2010 9:55:57 AM

I believe the photos are still intact on your SD card even if the error occurs. Recommend you to try Wondershare Photo Recovery. This photo recovery program might help you recover photos which have been deleted, formatted or inaccessible due to unknown card error. But if you are Mac users, just turn to photo recovery for Mac.

Note: no matter what programs you choose. Before the photos are recovered from the SD card, do not put more files in case the deleted items are overwritten.
a b G Storage
October 28, 2010 8:34:42 AM

I found this article talking about how to perform SD card photo recovery. And the best way is to try some photo recovery software. You may also find this article helpful, It talks about the top 6 Free photo recovery programs.
October 29, 2010 12:49:05 PM

There are many sd card photo restore tool availbale on the market. Last time i had a storage problem with my sandisk card, i was crazy out and tried many tool.

Most tools are memory card compatible, however some got not good result in restoring my photos, even when some tool can preview my photos, but it restored not openable and i was mad.

Among the most, i would recommend two tools iCare Data Recovery and Recover My Files
a b G Storage
December 9, 2010 6:02:41 AM

This article is exactly what you need to read: - SD Memory Card Recovery
February 28, 2011 8:12:01 AM

Many of the programs are available in the market that is designed to recover data from formatted memory stick. Last week my pictures were lost due to accidental formatting of SD card. Then I use Digital Image Recovery software and recover all the lost data and images. So you can also use this for your deleted files. If you are in the similar condition then you can get its benefits also.
March 14, 2011 6:54:30 AM

Dont worry if you have lost important photo from camera you can still recover them even if they are deleted, formatted or corrupted.
You need to go for data recovery camera, you may try this using third party application software to get back lost photos.

All the best!
April 18, 2011 10:23:55 AM

I think you should go for any free photo recovery software. This utility thoroughly scans the memory card and extract a list of all missing photos and then recover it easily. With the help of this software you can get back your missing digital pictures and can access it without any troubles.
July 7, 2011 1:21:22 PM

To start with try take the memory stick out of your camera and connect it to your PC via a card reader (as is more secure). Then try this photo recovery tool (also recover videos and music) to see if it will help.

Here are the steps (quite simple)
#1: Connect your stick to a PC.
#2: Open the software can choose the drive where your lost items located, and then scan it.
#3: Recover the found files.

WARNING: After accidentally deleting files from a memory stick, do not attempt to copy additional files onto the card before attempting file recovery as this will overwrite the files and make them much more difficult if not impossible to recover.
July 23, 2011 2:25:39 AM

I met this kind of format error before and it says "disk is not formatted, do you want to format now". It's probably your SD card is corrupted.

The solution is:

1. DO NOT format it immediately, use a SD Card Photo Recovery program to recover the photos first.
2. Then format it.
3. After that re-use the program in step 1 and see if you can have some new harvest.
August 1, 2011 5:32:49 AM

Memory Card Photo Recovery Software is also a handy tool to recover pictures deleted from memory card equipped with a digital camera, cell phone, camcorder etc. Memory card types such as SD/CF/MMC/XD and even memory stick are all included.
August 27, 2011 7:00:46 AM

Recovering lost pics and videos is a much easier job with the help of Photo recovery solutions. these software recover your lost and even formatted pictures and restore them back to its original location.
August 31, 2011 1:57:51 AM

User can easily recover the deleted pictures from their digital camera and for this they can try photo recovery software. This software has been specially designed to restore entire deleted and lost pictures.
September 24, 2011 11:59:31 AM

Are you getting the messages like “disk is not formatted, do you want to format now”. If yes then it means that your SD card is corrupted. To remove this error you need to do the following:
Format your disk
Then use the photo recovery for Mac software to recover your lost or erased photo.
September 30, 2011 10:43:09 AM

It is very easy to fix the problem by formatting but it will erase the images from the location. But if you have backup of those photos then it will not create any problem for you. You can also recover the images using stellar photo recovery mac if you come across issues while restoring the photos back.
October 18, 2011 7:51:03 AM

If you lost photos just by deletion, try freeware

If photos were lost because of inaccessable, unreadable sd card, formatted sd card, mal-function, you can take photos back by this program

Try "Deep Scan Recovery" built in the program.

But you need to connect your camera to a PC at first.

Thanks for the guide and I see many other links or help provided on this page, I tested many of them and I found freeware recuva is really cute and easy to use.

With the program, I successfully restored accidentally deleted photos that are emptied from my recycle bin. The freeware started a fast scanning and showed the deleted as recoverable.

The problem is I restarted my PC and I saved a photo on the flash drive and then some deleted files cannot be restored with recuva.

As to the instruction, i downloaded icare data recovery software and it still does no hope, so does wondershare data recovery nor photo recovery by other vendors. i guess overwritten photos cannot be restored.
November 8, 2011 12:27:01 AM

If you lost photos just by deletion, try freeware

If photos were lost because of inaccessable, unreadable sd card, formatted sd card, mal-function, you can take photos back by this program

Try "Deep Scan Recovery" built in the program.

But you need to connect your camera to a PC at first.

If there is bad sector on the memory card, would it skip the bad sector and continue scanning? According to the vendor, they said yes, i guess it would since it only take 10 minutes finished the scanning and showed lost photos.

BTW, i got free copy here

November 16, 2011 8:02:48 AM

If the image is visible in your camera then it might be possible that the card you are using is faulty. So change the card reader and try to open in computer, i think you will definitely get the preview on computer. But in case, if image is also not visible in your camera then it clearly indicate that your storage device gets corrupted. In this situation you have to make use of foto recovery software so as to recover back all lost photo.

December 6, 2011 2:22:41 PM

Keep reading for how to recover deleted, formatted or lost files with SD card recovery solution, both Windows and Mac users are covered.
December 11, 2011 8:09:13 AM

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