Methods to Retrieve Pictures from Sony Memory Stick

Photos are the best remembrance of our past memories. These photos can be captured on various electronic devices such as Smartphones, cameras, camcorders, etc. To capture and store many number of images we need large space in those device. In order to get space, people tend to use Sony memory stick. This memory card is available in different size and storage capacity; you can buy according to your requirement. These memory sticks has good transfer speed and it is compatible to perform file transfer on different OS by using card reader. As like other devices, data loss is not an exception in this Sony Memory Stick too. This loss may be due to any reason like accidental deletion, formatting, corruption, etc.

"When I went outing with my friends, I captured many images in my camera that got stored in my Sony Memory Stick. Soon after I came back I connected it to my PC using card reader, but I was not able to open those photos. Each time when I try to open I was getting an error message like "You need to format the disk in drive D: before you can use it". I was really shocked to see this message. Can anyone suggest me the best way to recover photos from Sony memory stick after such formatting error?

Many of the users might have faced the above defined photo loss scenario. Losing photos from the memory stick is a very disappointing thing. This situation will be still worse if you don't have backup of those images. To get rid of this problem,  you can make use of card files recovery software that can restore Sony Memory Stick images  hassle free without corrupting other files.

Reasons for deletion / loss of photos from Sony Memory Stick:

  • Accidental Deletion: While deleting unwanted files or junk from all drives of the system to reduce occupied space and increase the performance, you may mistakenly select the drive on which camera is connected and shift delete the blindly selected files. If you don't have backup of images and other stored files of Memory Sick then you will be dumped into a critical situation.
  • Incomplete cut paste Operation: Assume that you are capturing some pictures using camera containing Sony memory card, after some time your camera starts displaying message as "your memory card is full". Seeing this message you may desire to save all pictures folder into your PC using cut paste method. During this operation, before pasting if the power goes off then there is a chance that you might lose those images from the source device.
  • Errors while Defrag: When you are defragging the Memory Stick no errors should occur, in case any unexpected error occurs then you will lose entire data including photos from the device.

If the pictures are deleted or lost due to any of the above mentioned reasons, then it is very painful. But stay calm! It is possible to perform Sony memory stick photo recovery by making use of reliable card files recovery software that can recover card files only if you do not add any new files after deletion. This is because if you add new files onto the same storage space, then deleted or lost pictures will be overrwritten by new data causing permanent data loss.

Excellent features of card files recovery software:

Card files recovery application is a fabulous tool that is designed by technical experts specially to recover photos from Sony Memory Stick. This utility is developed with a robust algorithm, which scans your storage device rigorously in order to locate deleted file types and then helps you to get back deleted pictures, audio, video from the memory card using its unique signature. With the aid of this restoration utility, one can easily retrieve all types of data from corrupted, formatted memory device on both Windows and Mac based system. As card recovery application has a simple interface and provides free version that helps even an inexpert user can to know how to rescue Sony memory stick pics in detail.

Steps to retrieve pictures from Sony memory stick:

First of all, user must download this card recovery software and run on their computer. After launching the application, user needs to select the option "Recover Photos" from the main screen.

Sony Memory Stick Photo Recovery - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

In the second screen, user need to select any one option "Recover Deleted Photos" or "Recover Lost Photos" depending on the type of data loss and proceed further.

Sony Memory Stick Photo Recovery - Select Recovery Option

Figure 2: Select Recovery option

Next, you need to select the drive from which you want to recover lost / deleted images. Since Memory Stick is a type of memory card, hence user needs to select the option memory card and proceed further

Sony Memory Stick Photo Recovery - Select Memory Stick

Figure 3: Select Memory Stick

After selecting the type of storage medium, the utility starts scanning process to regain all the deleted / lost photos from the Sony memory stick. Once done with Sony Memory Stick photo recovery process, user can view the retrieved images based on the "Data Type View" or "File Type View" and save them.

Sony Memory Stick Photo Recovery - Save Recovered Files

Figure 4: Save Recovered Files

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