Have you ever met this scenario? While you are shooting, messages like "Flash memory card error - card locked" pops up to you. If that happens, How to fix memory card error and recover all your pictures you have took?
Here are Some Common Memory Card Error Messages you Might Come Across:
memory card error
Card cannot be formatted
Card has wrong format
Camera Memory card full
The card is not formatted, format card
Common Methods to Recover Photos Caused by Memory Card Error
1. Firstly, do not take any more photos, and then connect your digital camera to PC to access data. If it works, you are lucky!
2. Take the memory card out of the device, and use a card reader to access the data. If it doesn't work either, please move to the next one.
3. Format your memory card and undertake memory card recovery immediately. This method carries risks, but it is the last option.
Use Memory Card Recovery Software
There is some third party memory card recovery software. They can help you scan the formatted memory card and recover photos caused by memory card error. If you are a Windows user, you can use Tenorshare Card Data Recovery for Windows to perform photo recovery. If you are Mac users, Tenorshare Card Recovery for Mac is a nice choice.
Step 1: Connect your memory card to PC. You can connect the digital camera to PC directly with USB cable or use a card reader.
Step 2: You will see all the drives and removable devices displayed in the main interface. Select "Removable media" drive to start scanning.
Step 3: All recoverable photos, videos, or even songs in your memory card will displayed in the task list, you can preview them before recovery. You can preview photos with two modes: Thumbnail mode - quickly find needed files. Column mode - conveniently preview the needed files.
Step 4: Perform memory card recovery. Select files you would like to recover and click "Recover" in the bottom window. You can get all your precious photos back immediately.
Note: Please do not save the recovered files to your memory card, save them to other places like your hard drive, USB, etc.
Typical Cases that Cause Memory Card Error
The Following are Typical Cases that Cause Memory Card Error. Read Carefully to Avoid of Further Memory Card Error.
Removing the card from a card reader while folders and files from the card are open on a computer.
Removing the card from a camera while an image is being written to the card.
Letting a memory card get too full before downloading the images to a computer or storage device. Cards that are too full may overwrite the card headers.
Removing the card from a memory card reader while files are still being transferred to a computer.
Using a memory card which has not been formatted in the camera.
Taking photos when camera batteries are nearly empty.
Inserting a second memory card into a card reader before closing and removing the first when viewing images on the card from a computer.
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