Softpedia Editor's Review for CardRecovery
A useful and one of the leading photo recovery software for digital memory card used by digital camera.
Written by Mihaela Citea on May 14th, 2013
CardRecovery provides you with a useful software solution that uses the SmartScan technology to recover corrupted or accidentally deleted multimedia files from various types of memory cards. Designed with ease of use in mind, it enables you to retrieve lost photos and save them to your computer in just a few, simple steps.
The wizard-like interface makes the application very intuitive and recovering your multimedia files becomes a matter of pressing a few 'Next' buttons. CardRecovery provides support for various card types, such as secure digital cards, MicroSD, xD picture cards, memory sticks, mobile phone memory cards, SDHC, micro drives and more.
The drive that contains your memory card (the connected camera or the card reader) is automatically detected and all you have to do is select the camera brand and the types of files you want to recover, be it photos (including RAW images), movies, videos or sounds.
When setting the output destination, be careful not to save the files on the source drive, in order to avoid accidental file overwriting.
Once these options are configured, CardRecovery passes on to performing a full scan of the drive sectors in order to find recoverable files. This process exclusively includes read-only actions, which means that the data on the target drive is not modified in any way.
You can view the scan progress, the total number of checked sections, the sectors that could not be accessed, together with a list of the detected files, their size and properties. The scanning process can be stopped at any time, if the file you are looking for is already in the list. Therefore, you don't have to wait for the application to scan the whole drive in order to recover files.
Prior to saving them to your computer, CardRecovery enables you to preview the photos and select the ones you want to retrieve.
In conclusion, CardRecovery is an intuitive digital photo recovery software that enables you to recover lost files from memory cards. Although simple, it will surely bring a smile on the faces of those who somehow managed to accidentally format their storage device or delete their content.
Here are some key features of "CardRecovery":
· Recover deleted photos from memory cards
· Recover lost photos from memory cards
· Recover lost movies from memory cards
· Recover photos from formatted memory cards
· Recover photos from damaged, unreadable or defective memory cards
· Recover pictures from removable storage including flash drives
· Recover images, video files from mobile phones
· RAM 64MB or above
· Free hard drive space 2 MB for Installation
· Free hard drive space 128MB or above for photo scan & recovery
· A memory card reader if your camera cannot appear as a drive letter
· unregistered version does not save the recovered files