Camera Data Recovery
I have a Transcend 8GB memory card which I use with a Canon camera. I used the card on several occasions, and previously have been able to download the pictures as individual files, and save them all on to folders in my computer. However, after I started to take the next lot of photographs, I suddenly received a message from the camera saying that the card was invalid and needed to be formatted. This was the first time I saw this error, and I immediately removed the card from the camera, and tried to extract the few shots that I had on there to the computer using a USB card reader. However, I was not able to download any of the photographs. When the card is plugged into the reader, I get a message on the computer saying that there is an error with the card. There are about 20 photographs currently on the card, and only maybe 5 or 6 are actually visible when the computer downloads the card onto my files. I opened up the directory listing for the card, and received a message that the card is corrupted. The folders have funny names, and I can’t see the majority of the photographs on the card.
I have purchased an 8GB Transcend Camera memory card which is suddenly reporting errors. I had been taking a number of photographs, and the camera suddenly put up a message saying ‘image not saved’. Realised this was a problem, but had to wait for about 10 minutes while the camera froze up. I removed the card from the camera, and put it into a USB port. At the same time, I put another card into the camera, and it worked fine, so the problem is clearly with the card. I ran through the download process, and at the end noticed that at least some of the photographs which I had taken previously, before the error warning, were reported as corrupt. I could not open these corrupt files, and some of the files appear to just have a blank image on the screen, rather than a picture. There are several important pictures on this memory card, and I need to be able to recover them.