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Accidental deletion or drive formatting are the two leading causes of data loss. Let it be an internal drive or an external storage device such as an SD or a compact flash (CF) card, accidents do happen and might leave you teary-eyed. These days most of the professional cameras come with an SD or CF card slots for storing the captured photographs; this allows the user to store large amounts of data (especially in the case of CF cards). When you delete a file or a folder, in the file index, the space occupied by that folder/file will be marked as empty, so that new information can be written on it. Formatting is similar to deletion in a sense that formatting erases all of the data on the drive, all at once.
The system usually does not overwrite on the space which was previously taken by a now-deleted file; it merely marks that space as ‘available.’ The system will never overwrite on this ‘available’ space unless it runs into low disk space; in that case, only it will overwrite on this ‘available’ space. Till that, there is always a scope for the recovery of deleted data.
This is a very sophisticated and efficient tool to recover permanently deleted photos. It can recover photos in JPG, BMP, TIF, PNG, GIF, RIFF & many more formats. To recover those image files, it runs a deep scan of the drive. It also gives you the freedom to preview image files before saving them. Moreover, it lets you set the picture size for recovery. It can recover photos not only from internal HDDs but also from external flash drives, SSDs, CF and SD cards. Most of the popular camera makers such as Canon, Nikon, Fuji Film, Minolta, and Kodak, have their own formats such as CRW, NEF, RAF, MRW, & DCR, etc. Kernel Photo Recovery tool supports these formats too. Step-by-step working of the photo recovery software is outlined below:
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To summarize, in this blog, we have discussed the common issues related to the memory cards. Also, we have given a few precautions against CF card data loss. In our opinion, Kernel Photo Recovery tool is an efficient and sophisticated photo recovery tool, and we believe that the user should give it a try.