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Recover Micro SD card pictures.

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Yesterday, I just got back from my vacation and inserted my camera Micro SD card to laptop for sharing some amazing pictures with my families. However, an error message popped up and told me to format this card before using. After I've put it back into the camera, all stored photos were also inaccessible. This card has held almost 560 pictures of this Hawaii vacation. What can I do to this problem? Can anyone help me to access these card photos? I don't want to format this card.

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Insert the card to the card reader then install Recuva. Download the application and install it. Start Recuva then choose the Deep Scan method and select the driver where it's inserted. Cancel the format procedure when it asks. Let the app scan the card, then when the files are listed, select them and choose another drive. Of all the 560 pictures, 10 % will be lost, but it shouldn't be a problem. All the files with a green mark are available for restoration. Choose another partition and press Recover. For 560 photos, the process might take a while.

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I had exactly the same issue last months. The smart phone Micro SD card also needed to be formatted after attaching to computer. But, considering about the inner remained data, I just cannot force myself to format it right now. Therefore, before formatting this card, I had tried many ways recommended on the internet.
Luckily, after trying many data recovery software, I finally viewed my card data on my computer again. It was awesome. Did you have any luck?
If you are also interested, here is an article that I have used:
freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/03/sd-card-not-formatted-error.html
It could also give some helps.
In the future, upload all your card pictures to computer timely and also prepare data backups, just like me.

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OK! From my understanding, to rescue your SD card data, you need firstly save no more data on this card. The more you write on this card, the more chances your needed card contents would be overwritten. And then, insert this card to computer and try some data recovery software to take your needed images back.
But, if that doesn't do it, you'll have to decide if the files are worth an insignificant amount of money for professional recovery services.
More information to help your restore card data here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_recovery
http://blog4mark.blogspot.com/2012/12/sd-card-recovery.html
Note: Always make card data backups in the future.

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Here is a video tutorial for you to rescue your desired data back:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1j2h6mmuDc
In fact, it was found when my external hard drive videos and files were lost for accidental format. By following its steps, I finally rescued most of my stuffs back.
Therefore, I think it perhaps also can give you some helps.
Good luck!

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