?Are you able to see the file icons when you open the [icture folder ? If so, copy the files to you hard disk and open from there.
? "Toogle" the write protect switch at the side.
? Take out the SD card, put it in the freezer for an hour or two, then try to access it's contents. Be prepared to copy files - you may just get one chance.
? Or use a hair dryer and blow dry it- make it hot. Then try to access the files therein. Again, you may get just one chance.
Recently, I was using my Canon S2-IS camera with a new 2g Kingston ?elite? SD card. I bought this card a few months ago -- actually had to return the first one I was sent because I keep getting memory disk errors. This one I formatted immediately and have used at least once before this last occasion without incident.
I took about two dozen picture at a family event and turned the camera off. Later that evening, I attempted one more picture at home. Instead of a picture I got a black screen and the message ?memory disk error.? I?d read somewhere that such errors don?t necessarily mean the images on the card have been lost. Since then I?ve tried to read the desk by plugging the camera into my pc (runs XP with SP2), by putting the sd card in a card reader and also in the built-in reader on the computer. No dice.
I?ve tried to get to the pictures using several freebie data recovery programs: PC Inspector File Recovery, Smart FAT Recovery, Smart Data Recovery and Smart Flash Recovery. Not only have they not worked, the offending SD card causes the programs to freeze.
Can the pics on the card be saved or is the card irretrievably messed up? Will reformatting it make it any more reliable?
I?m grateful for any advice on this matter. The pictures on the SD card would be of great value to my family.