…from a Nikon Coolpix P900 SD card (Guest article by Rajni)
I took around a thousand photos yesterday with my Nikon Coolpix p900.
I swapped out the SD card from camera to copy the photos from SD card to my Windows computer and I then selected the whole DCIM folder and copied it my D:\ Drive.
When I opened the copied folder there are only 200 photos…the rest of the photos are missing!
What is the reason for this? Has this happened to you?
Whilst exploring the possible reasons for the issue, I found a useful resource. There can be various reasons for data loss from a camera or memory card so we should always be cautious about any action performed with the SD card that may lead to data loss.
We can avoid data loss from digital cameras and some preventive measures are given here:
Well! Now I am searching for the best photo recovery solution to get back my lost photos
Data recovery software
I have found a few free, and a few paid, commercial photo recovery tools. I have tried Photo Rec and Recuva which were able to recover 60% and 40% of my lost photos respectively.
This is how PhotoRec worked to recover the photos from SD card:
In my case PhotoRec was able to recover only 60% of lost images. I cannot expect to lose rest of the "unrecovered" photos.
Data recovery software alternatives
I searched for better alternatives to get back those precious memories. My search ended at Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery (Windows).
The tool let me recover almost 90% of the missing photos, the results are far much better than the software which I have tried in past.
Besides the specified images, the tool also recovered some of the previously deleted images with different file formats (DJVU, TGA, TGA, PGM, and PBM) and HD-MOV videos.
It's an easy-to-use photo recovery solution for all sorts of photo loss from hard drives, memory cards and digital cameras...or any other external storage media.
If you ever find yourself dealing with a similar "photo loss trauma", you should definitely try out these data recovery software titles!
Author Bio: Rajni is a passionate blogger and loves to explore anything about technology, from gadgets to the geekiest of tips. She loves outing in her spare time.