Camera Tip #13: File Recovery

Have you ever turned on your camera to find the following message: "Card Error"? And all of your photographs have disappeared? You are not alone. Your memory card has failed. All media will fail at some point, we don't know when it will happen only that it will. If you find that your card has failed. STOP using your card. DO NOT reformat it. Leave it alone until you get home. You may be able to recover the information with some simple software. Here are a few sources for data recovery software

http://www.cgsecurity.org(free)
http://www.cardrescue.com/ ($)
http://www.lexar.com/products/software ($)