Friday, January 20, 2012

Measures For Avoiding Memory Card Problems

Memory card is an electronic data storage device used for storing digital information. Memory cards are commonly used in many electronic devices including digital cameras, laptops, mobile phones, MP3 Players and video game consoles for storing precious data that is why memory cards should be used carefully otherwise there can be situations of data loss. Although, today we have softwares such as memory card recovery software for recovering lost or deleted photos still it is better to take measures while handling memory cards because “prevention is better than cure.”

Following are the measures that can be followed to avoid data loss situations:

1. Always eject your memory card in a proper way from the computer :

When you are done with transferring your photos to your computer, make sure that you don’t pull out the memory card from reader or USB cable rather you should eject it properly. 

2. Prefer formatting memory card instead of deleting all photos :

Formatting memory card means resetting it and making it fresh again. It will help correct any disk errors that may have occurred during last shoot. 

3. Don’t fill your memory card completely : 

Your camera probably has a number on the screen that let you know about how many snaps you can take before your memory card is full. This number is only an estimate, so if you happen to take a photo when your card is actually full, then things can get messed up. To avoid this problem, always make sure to have some extra space available on the card. 

4. Cards should be stored in a safe place :

It is important to safeguard the contacts on your memory cards, because the smallest piece of dust can result into reading/writing problems and ultimately loss of photos. 

5. Replace batteries before they run down :

If you push your batteries to the limit and wait till they completely get empty, then there is a possibility they will run out at the exact moment your camera is writing to your memory card which could result in data loss. 

So, these are the few helpful measures that can make your experience of capturing and storing photos everlasting. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Recovering Lost Data From External HDD

With the ever changing technologies, the computer users witness various changes as far as the storage devices are concerned. Some years back, 40 GB hard disk seems to be quite spacious but with ever increasing demand of storage capabilities forced to invent some device with more mobility and storage capacity. For such purposes, external hard drives with huge storage capacity to store more and more data are available today.

The external hard drive is a peripheral that is connected to the computer via a high speed interface cable that allows to communicate with the computer enabling two way data transfer. Basically these are the plug-n-play based device. Well, HDDs are also prone to corruption due to various reasons such as virus infection, boot sector corruption, human errors etc.

Just imagine a situation where you have a 500 GB external HDD that you use to have backup of your data such as images, videos and audio files. You pass it your cousin to share some movies. When you connect the HDD to your computer after getting it back you are unable to open the files or folders as it is highly virus infected.

In such a case, you should use an antivirus to remove the bugs. It may be possible that after doing this you are still not able to access your data. The data apart from being huge is essential to you. So, now you have to rely on third party photo recovery software that is also known by the name of memory card recovery software. This software not only recovers data from memory cards but from other storage devices such as HDD, USB drives etc. 

This software can be used on both Windows and Mac operating systems. For your utmost satisfaction, demo version of software is also available online that allows you to have preview of the recoverable files. After getting satisfied you can go for the full version and get back your lost data easily.

Monday, January 2, 2012

How To Recover Lost Photos & Music Files From Mobile Phones

Apart from digital cameras and iPods, mobile phones have become one of the common devices for capturing snapshots and storing large amount of music files. Many people prefer to have mobile phones with large storage capacity and high end camera. There are some circumstances when you are required to delete some files that can include audio or image files just to create some space for new data.

In order to create more space to save more files, sometimes you mistakenly delete some important files along with unwanted data and further, when you realize that you have lost some important files, you become worried about how to get those files back. But, no worries, as a results of continuous improvement in technology there are possibilities to recover your lost data from the memory card of your phone.

For recovering your lost data you have to go through various memory card recovery softwares available online and have to download the one which you find the most suitable. After doing this you can follow the below instructions to recover your lost music and image files:

1. You are required to attach the memory card of your phone to the built in memory card reader port of your computer. In case, if your computer doesn’t have any built in port then you can always acquire external card reader and can attach it to the computer using USB port so that you can access your memory card using this card reader.

2. Now, you have to run the installed memory card recovery software and choose the memory card as the drive from which data has to be recovered. Select the files you want to recover and click the start scan button. While the recovery is being done you can preview the files that are being recovered.

3. After the recovery process you can save the recovered files. Make sure to save recovered files on other storage drive of your choice and not on the drive from which the files have been recovered. But for saving the recovered files you are required the full version of software.

This software not only recovers music or image files but also recovers the video files as well. This recovery software can be used by Windows as well as by Mac users. So, it is easier to recover lost files using a professional software as it increases the opportunity to recover data without creating any chances of losing it completely.