Deleted and missing photos can be a tragic event for many families.
With inexpensive and ubiquitous digital cameras, digital pictures are now more popular than film. Even though there is no worry about dark rooms and development fees, there is a significant danger of losing the digital photos.
The most saddening files to lose must be wedding photos. Guests, aunts and uncles, maybe even the soon-to-be husband and wife are clicking away and taking digital photos. The pictures are a testament to the most significant day in two peoples’ lives. For an intimate wedding, the pictures that you took on your camera may well be the only ones. For large weddings there could be thousands of photos, but do they all have the emotional connection that yours do? Perhaps only you had the timing, the lighting, and the angle to capture a special moment.
And with a few accidental clicks or a system crash, your special wedding pictures are gone. But are they gone forever?
Special software can be used to scan your computer, your USB key, your camera, or the camera’s removable SD memory card. This software may be able to bring your files back. Rather than spending large sums to bring in your camera or PC for data recovery services, advanced software can automatically scan your computer or camera so you can recover your deleted wedding photos as quickly and easily as possible.
Picture files can be deleted in a variety of ways. The SD memory card in your digital camera is typically reliable, but technical errors can always happen. While you wait for a convenient time to move your wedding photos from your camera or memory card to your PC, the pictures may have already been lost.
With highly-developed scanning technologies, most data recovery programs able to scan a camera connected via USB port, as well as SD memory cards inserted in the PC.
Confusion about photo prints and exchanged files is another widespread cause of file loss. When your camera’s memory card has no more room, some items will have to be deleted to make space. So, you ask yourself to be sure: “Does the printer have the photo files? Do friends and family have extra copies?” However, after erasing everything on the camera memory card, you learn that the printer lost your photo files and no one else remembered to make copies. The files are gone.
In addition, there is a danger of confusion around multiple memory cards. Perhaps you thought the wedding photos were on separate memory card in a safe place – when in fact they were still in your camera, and are now all gone.
These deleted files can still be recovered, as long as they are not overwritten by new data. To be overwritten, new data is put on the space on your camera’s memory card where the photos used to be. This essentially covers up the old information, rendering the deleted photos unrecoverable. If your memory card was filled up after you lost your important photos, the chances of having your pictures overwritten are very high.
If you are unsure if your files remain, it is advisable to perform a free scan to check. A free scan, provided by all reputable data recovery software companies, will also allow you to confirm that your memory card or camera model is supported by the recovery software.
Even if your wedding pictures are copied to your PC’s hard drive for safe-keeping, the possibility of loss is still high.
Why? The causes are just the same as file loss on your camera – mistakenly erased, corruption, or file damage. Along with this, there are new dangers of reformatted hard drives, crashes, partitioned hard drives, and more. Luckily, files can be recovered from your PC as easily as from your memory card.
Much as with cameras and memory cards, downloadable recovery software can bring back wedding photo files from your PC. Simply download and install a program, run a scan, and recover your wedding photos. Make a careful choice when choosing your file recovery solution, as many programs may require advanced computer skills. Other software provides a more automated, user-friendly interface.
After finding the file, just select it and recover it. Your wedding photo files are back!