Here's how I learned all about free memory card recovery software. We were wandering close to The Dales on New Year's Day, my wife joyfully snapping pictures of the youngsters when suddenly she shouted "Uh oh, uh oh!" In the process of endeavouring to delete one unappealing photo, she'd inadvertantly chosen "Delete All". Unfortunately for her, "Delete All" denoted all the photographs from New Year's Eve including Christmas with the whole family, Oh My God the birthday pics, and, worst of all, all the [photos|photographs|images|pics|pictures} from a September journey to the Caribbean to celebrate uncle Jim's 75th birthday. Gone for good!
So I yelled at her, "Don't take another pics, switch off the camera unit, and give me the memory card." I had read a news story a few weeks ago pertaining to missing pics and I was quite positive I would be able to retrieve the photos providing she didn't reformat the memory card or save any more photographs to it. Most cameras generally do not overwrite the memory on cards when a simple delete command is employed. Instead they simply earmark the space where the pictures had been saved as being vacant for use. Therefore as long as no other format or write command is used for that space, the images should be relatively simple to recover with a little help from a free memory card recovery software tool.
Later, at home, I had a speedy search and discovered a massive number of free memory card recovery software programs were available. Many of these tools will search your memory card and will enable you to preview your deleted photographs but you will typically need to pay to actually recover them. I decided to go for the Acute Tools software program bundle which included free memory card recovery software, just because it seemed to be the highest value for your cash so far as I can see. And, you receive more software programs in the bundle to keep your laptop in first class condition.
Nowadays I seldom get concerned about losing any files and folders on any of my drives, whether it's the hard drive on my laptop or just the card from my camera. I actually uncovered some music mp3 files on my pc HDD that I didn't realize I had lost! Now, keep in mind that you should stop using your drive immediately if you have accidentally deleted files of any type. If you re-use the space the deleted files occupied, they will be deleted forever, and no free memory card recovery software in the world will be able to save them!