Recovering Lost or Damaged Digital Photos from SD Cards (or Compact Flash)

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This photography tip will show you how to recover lost or damaged files from the SD or CF cards on your digital camera. The software is called Recuva and you can download it here: Best of all, it's free!


  1. I want to recover my four months old data .. is it possible ?
  2. Hey, I don't know if you're still reading these comments, but I figured it was worth a shot. My CF on my 5D suddenly gave me an error and need to format message on my camera after taking it out and putting it back into the camera. I tried to read it on my mac but it gives me a non readable error. Attempted to use various programs but only detect 31.5mb on the CF and it found 0 files. My CF is 64gb and I think I've used about 50+gb on it. Any suggestion on a solution?
  3. You said format the card in camera. Is that a part of recovery. I shot an event last night and came home and it shows no pics on card. I have done a deep scan on recuva 2 times. It show 4460 files found. When it finishes it shows no files
  4. Thanks for the remind formatted my cards due to corrupt after shoot someone else took a few shots on it then boom corrupted I panicked ... with your video i remembered i got recuva and stellar phoenix and saved some good shots Thanks again!
  5. Hi! Not sure what to do! I did a photo shoot this afternoon and no the photos were there because I briefly scanned through them to show the client a photo of her son before turning off the camera. Did not go into any files to delete them. Drove home and went to stick the card in the card reader and nothing will not read. Stuck it back in camera the camera says no card. then put it back into card reader still nothing. Went and got another card that I use and it had no problem reading that one and the camera had no problem reading it. I purchased a program called stellar phoenix but I can't get it to recognize the reader because the card is not reading.
  6. I tried it for mac but it hasnt help me yet. Does the memory card have to be formatted first??
  7. Great info!!
  8. Hi I just made a mistake of deleting maternity pictures... :-(.
    I bought the Recuva software, but it cannot detect my canon 5d Mark II. I do not have a CF reader like you. do I need one in order to scan the cf card? It's currently plugged from camera to laptop
  9. i took some photos last night and when i went to put them on my computer it said i had to format it and lose all my photos, i didn’t have a choice. so i did that and when i went onto the recovery program to get it back, i deep scaned it and still nothing is coming up. plz help
  10. I have canon 700D

    but the problem is whenever I tried to see photos, they are showing that " Cannot Playback Image "

    what is the solution for that problem.?? 😊
  11. Please am in big shit now and i need help, i short on my CF with my canon 5D Mark111 after my shoot i discover that my camera could not read my cf card and the card reader too cant even see it to read, camera saying card can not be accessed. Pls what can i do to get my data's back
  12. I tried Recuva but Sadly didn't work for me :(
    Have to say it rather corrupted my pictures. and when I tried to contact them, there was no response!!
    Ultimately spent some bugs and had to buy Stellar Photo Recovery. It worked but I wish there was a free option too.
  13. Did you pay for the program or did you download it freely ?
  14. I took photos last night at a party and when I went to remove the card to download photos to my pc, they were gone. Thank you so much....i wasted 69.00 on a recovery program that delivered no results. I am so blessed to come across this video. My husband did everything you said and my photos were restored!. thanks for this video.
  15. Can this work without a cf card reader? I mean like I just plug in my camera to do it
  16. Holy freaking crap thaank you dude!!!!
  17. thank you so much. youre a god
  18. will it work on a corrupted SD card? :|
  19. I have taken photos in canon 1200d and after placing my sd card into the pc. It is showing files but no preview and image was not opening. And it is showing that invalid image when I opened.. Soo v'll you plz help me solve this problem... Those pics are most valuable and important. Plzzzz I kindly request you to help me...
  20. i accidentally format my sd card and use again to take photo can i recover my past photo...?