You (and virtually everyone else that uses a computer) know that if your hard drive crashes, there is a good possibility of not being able to access the data on that drive afterward. That’s why you need a backup.
There’s another place where important data might be stored: your digital camera. What would you do if:
1. the pictures accidentally get deleted before you copy them to your computer
2. the memory card in the camera accidentally gets formatted
3. your camera fails, and you can no longer access the images on the memory card
First, don’t panic. There is a good chance that the pictures can still be recovered. You need to get a program that does just that. There is a free one called ZAR, which stands for Zero Assumption Recovery. You can get it here.
The link above also includes detailed, step-by-step instructions for using the program to recover the images from your memory card. Just follow those steps and everything will probably work out fine.
I recommend bookmarking today’s blog (or printing it) – then keep it in a handy place for whenever disaster strikes your digital camera’s memory card.
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