Happy Friday! As a result of last week's newsletter topic in regards to transferring VHS tape to DVDs, an astonishing amount of folks e-mailed me to ask about other media conversion, including records/tapes to CDs and camcorder tapes to DVDs. Well, you're in luck, as many of these topics have been covered in our older newsletters, so there they are below, I hope they help.
Now on to this week's topic: how we can help Derrick recover his files that were accidentally deleted on his SD card . First word of advice, which a few members mentioned also is, if you realized that you've accidentally deleted/formatted your storage device, whether it is a memory/flash card, USB flash drive, hard drive, etc., the best chance of recovering that data from it is to stop using it immediately. The continued use of that media may overwrite the data you are trying to recover.
As you read through this week's advice from members and suggestions, you'll come to realize there are endless recovery software solutions available in the market. Some are paid, some are free. Even some of the manufacturers of the media cards will provide support for data-loss problems. Since there were so many suggestions in the answers, it's kind of difficult to narrow down which one works best--unless you try them all. So I figured I'd help you out a bit by mentioning one title that was brought up most: Recuva, from Piriform. Luckily I've never had to use this software, but I did find it on CNET Download with high marks from our editors and community members, and the best part of it is that it is free!
There were many other great suggestions from our members, and reading through all their experiences of how they successfully recovered their data from media cards is a positive sign that not all is lost. So I wish you the best of luck, Derrick. If you have time, please come back and tell us what worked for you. Folks, please continue offering advice and suggestions that weren't mentioned. Thanks for all your help folks. Have a great weekend!
I accidentally deleted the files on my SD card. How can I recover them?
What is the best way to recover deleted photos, videos, and
music from an SD card from my Canon camera? I accidently
pressed a wrong button, and presto, a lot of photos, videos,
and music disappeared. I don't know whether I can get them
back. Any information and solutions will be very welcome,
especially the solutions that you have personally used and
have had success with. Thank you very much in advance.
-- Submitted by:
Derrick C. of Sydney, Australia
Featured member solutions for last week's question:
Windows XP: How do I completely remove items in my startup folder? I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3 installed. How do I completely remove items in my startup folder that do not have a check mark in the box before the entry? I want to totally take it out of there so I don't even see it. There are times when I remove the check mark in the box and the next time or two when I reboot the item reappears again with a check mark in the box. Why is this happening? When I type msconfig in the run box and go to startup tab and remove the check mark, it sometimes comes back with a check mark there. I'm sure there is a way to completely remove the items that do not have a check mark in it as well but I don't know how to do it. I hope you or the members can submit an answer to my problems.
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