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How to recover overwritten data from memory card

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October 11, 2010 9:16:49 AM

how to recover overwritten data from memory card
October 11, 2010 6:10:53 PM

You can use the same programs that people use for hard drives.
Try a free one called Recuva.

If the files have been overwritten, much like a hard drive, you will have a harder time recovering data and for flash memory I could be wrong but if part of the file really has been overwritten then you might be out of luck.

If the files have been overwritten 5 or more times you will have a hard time recovering anything at all.

Good Luck, I hope that program can help.
If that program can't recover the files you will be unlikely you will be able to get them back any other way.
a b G Storage
October 13, 2010 3:31:12 AM

Are you sure the data in your memory card are overwritten? I doubt that as data overwritten process is invisible. If the data are overwritten, it's impossible to rely on data recovery tools to get them back unless you send the memory card for professional services. As far as I know IBM ever recovered data that has been written over 7 times. So better make sure if it's truely written over. You may check this article talking about 3 ways to recover deleted pictures from memory card for a view about how to do. Cheers.
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a b G Storage
December 7, 2011 11:06:57 PM

If the data was overwritten, It is very hard to get them back.

I fully agree.
March 19, 2012 10:31:03 AM

hi friend,

There are many scenarios when files and folder gets deleted from memory card, usb drives, hard drives or disk drives.It may be due to malware/virus attack, accidently pressing shift + delete key, due to corrupted files or folders or due to formatted memory card.There are many recovery software's available in the market which helps you recover memory card files or folders. You can easily download the free trial version of the recovery software also.
a b G Storage
August 6, 2012 7:25:10 AM

venkatesan_23 said:
how to recover overwritten data from memory card

You have given no ifo regoarding how it occurred and what has happenned to the card since 'overwriting'. Some of the methods posted here will work very well for a simple deletion and no activity after, however, if you have saved a file with the same name as an existing file in the same folder then you are unlikely to have any success. I hope it is just a deletion.

December 10, 2013 1:57:07 AM

you never know whether the file is truly overwritten. because even system reported that there's same file name and overwrite it, internally it could be possible that the data is written to another space and the original space is marked as deleted. In this case, the files are recoverable by data recovery program. So the best way is to try some data recovery program to see whether files are recoverable. see this free guide:

To avoid further overwritten, you'd better stop using the memory card to avoid other files to be saved on memory card.