How Can I Recover Photos from Memory Stick??

Memory Sticks are removable flash memory card format designed by Sony, which is commonly used in Sony digital cameras, cell phones, Play Station portable (PSP). In later years, Sony worked jointly with SanDisk to develop a range of actual memory card formats including Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo, PRO-HG Duo, Micro (M2) and XC. People across the world use flash Memory Sticks to save their digital files especially photos, which they have captured on some important occasions. No doubt photos are very valuable memories that nobody likes to lose in their life. But unfortunately, it is quite often to see people accidentally deleting their digital pictures from Memory Stick or formatting it unintentionally and later want to get back their lost pictures. However, even without users fault, images may get lost. So a lot of people ask, is it possible to recover photos from Memory Stick which are either deleted or lost??? If yes, then the question comes how to restore photos from Memory Stick?

Don’t get upset, if you are not aware of the solution, go through the information provided on this page to retrieve photos from Memory Stick. You can definitely restore lost or deleted images as long as they are not overwritten on Memory Stick by employing a powerful file recovery program. Here is a competent memory card recovery software that is appreciated, trusted and referred by industry experts to do photo recovery from memory card after an unexpected data loss incident. It helps you to bring back photos by yourself without opting for the help of data recovery experts. This memory card recovery tool is developed with advanced algorithms to scan Memory Stick in order to locate and recover deleted, lost or missing photos based on their different file types. You can preview the recovered images before saving them and this helps you in estimating the performance of this software. You can even get back deleted files from XD card and other memory card types by using this memory card recovery utility.

Important Note: First of all, stop using the Memory Stick!!!

When the photos are deleted or lost, pictures are still stored on the Memory Stick and they are just inaccessible as the file system has removed its entries from the file allocation table. After this, the space occupied by images on Memory Stick are marked as available to use for saving new files. So when you use Memory Stick again for taking new pictures or adding new files, it is likely that new files will be saved to the space where lost photos are located. Photos are unrecoverable once lost photos are overwritten with new file content. That is why it is necessary not to utilize Memory Stick after loss of digital images. Also to have greater chances of picture recovery from Memory Stick, don’t format or reformat your Memory Stick after data loss.

Before going to the further details of memory card recovery tool, let us know about the possible causes behind the loss of pictures from the Memory Stick. Usually photos from Memory Stick will be deleted/lost under any of the following scenarios:

  • You might end up deleting all pictures from Memory Stick when you accidentally click Delete All button by chance while handling your digital camera.
  • When you decide to remove unwanted files from Memory Stick on system to free its space, there is also a great possibility of deleting precious photos or folder containing photos by mistake on the computer.
  • In the same way, hitting Format card button on a digital camera, will erase entire images stored on the Memory Stick. Sometimes, Memory Stick is intentionally formatted to get rid of issues like corruption and formatting errors to reuse it for storing media files.
  • Memory Stick gets corrupted as a consequence of file system corruption, virus infections, incomplete file transfer, incorrect formatting, improper data operations, etc. thus photos on Memory Stick becomes inaccessible.
  • Interruption/errors during file transfer between Memory Stick and computer due to sudden removal, abrupt system shutdown and power failures can lead to loss of photos or corruption of the Memory Stick.

Features of memory card recovery tool:

Memory card recover utility is specially developed for retrieving the lost media files such as photos, videos and music files from various flash memory card types such as Memory Sticks, SD card, CF card, MMC and others used in different digital gadgets. By clicking here, you can learn how this tool helps user in undeleting files from SD card after unintentional or intentional deletion.

Application is extremely good in recovering images from formatted memory cards like CF, Memory Stick, MicroSD and many more. It supports recovery of JPG, JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIF, TIFF and PSD file formats from memory cards. Recovering RAW image formats such as CRW, CR2, NEF, ARW, SR2, ORF, MRW, PEF, DNG, RAF, X3F and other types supported by DSLR cameras is extremely easy through the use of this memory card recovery recovery utility. For an example, by employing this tool you can effectively recover lost PNG images after improper ejection or above mentioned reasons from the Memory Stick.

It can retrieve pictures from SanDisk, Transcend, Kingston, Lexar, Sony, Samsung and other brands of memory cards. This software has the capability to undelete pictures from SanDisk MicroSD card, MiniSD card, SDHC card and SDXC card. Apart from photos, you can employ memory card recovery software for restoring videos and audio files from memory card after loss or deletion. This software works compatibly on latest version of Windows operating systems like Windows 7, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008. You can also recover memory card files on Mac OS X Lion, Snow Leopard and Leopard machines through this photo recovery software.

Four simple steps to recover photos from Memory Stick:

1: Plug-in Memory Stick to computer and launch the installed demo version of memory card picture recovery tool. Welcome window appears with different recovery options as depicted in Figure 1. Select "Recover Photos" options and then choose "Recover Deleted Photos" or "Recover Lost Photos" option from next screen.

Recover Photos from Memory Stick - Welcome Window

Figure 1: Welcome Window

2: You will be asked to choose the drive for recovering lost pictures as depicted in Figure 2. Select your Memory Stick and then click on "Next" button.

Recover Photos from Memory Stick - Select CF Card

Figure 2: Select Memory Stick

3: Memory Stick scan will be initiated to identify and recover lost pictures. Upon completion, you will get list of retrieved pictures as depicted in Figure 3.

Recover Photos from Memory Stick - Retrieved Pictures

Figure 3: Retrieved Pictures

4: Pick any image from recovered list and preview it as depicted in Figure 4. If you are happy with the results obtained using trial version, buy the full version and save recovered pictures to desired location.

Recover Photos from Memory Stick - Preview Photo

Figure 4: Preview Picture

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