Jul 122013

Get a Message like “The disk is write-protected” when you transfer files to your memory card? A locked memory card allows you to read from them, but forbid to write to it. If you want to store folder or files as well as take photos with your camera or smart phone, you should unlock it firstly.


Solution 1: Unlock the Memory Card

  1. Look at the sides of your memory card for a tab in a slot.
  2. Move this tab to put it in line with the icon that is on the card of an unlocked padlock. This unlocks your memory card.


  1. Insert the memory card back into your camera or mobile phone.


Solution 2: Format the Card

Sometimes, you didn’t lock your memory card, but it reminds you it is locked. The data on the memory card may be corrupted. Format the card can fix this issue.

Warning: Formatting will wipe all the files on the memory card. Please back up your files before formatting.

  1. Insert your memory card into the reader in your computer.
  2. Open “My computer”.
  3. Right-click on the memory card and then select “Format”.
  4. Select the File system type. If the memory card is 4GB or higher, select “FAT32.” If the memory card is 2GB or lower, select “FAT.”
  5. Click on “Start”.
  6. After it finished formatting, right-click your memory card and select “Eject”.


Tips: If you lost files on memory card due to formatting, or other reasons, you can try Card Data Recovery and Card Data Recovery for Mac to recover lost data.

May 252013

SD cards are widely used in electronic devices such as cell phones, digital cameras and portable media players. It is the most popular storage medium. People have used SD cards will know that once you have saved information onto a SD card, it remains on the card. When your SD card is full and no more data can be stored on it, the data must be stored on copied to a computer or deleted before more can be stored. Following passage I will tell you how to clear a SD card from a device or using a computer.

1. Clear a SD Card from a Device

Step 1: Backup your important data stored on the SD card. If there is nothing, it is safe to clear the SD card with the device itself.

Step 2: You can either delete each item individually or clear the entire SD card at once. To delete each image individually, use the menu system specific to your device to browse each individual data item, and then delete the item.

To clear all of the data from the card, see if the device has a “Format SD Card” or “Format Card” feature. Once the SD card has been formatted by the device, none of the data on the card will be recoverable.

Step 2: Wait for the SD card to be fully formatted if using a device to format. A message will tell you that the SD card has been formatted successfully. Don’t turn the device off or attempt to remove the SD card until the device indicates it is finished formatting.

2. Clear a SD Card Using a Computer

Step 1: Power off the device in which the SD card is installed and remove the SD card from the device carefully.

Step 2: Insert the SD card into the computer’s built-in SD card slot or an external SD read/write device that can be connected to any available USB  port on the computer.

Step 3: Create a new folder on the desktop of your computer screen. This can be done for both PC and Apple computers.

For the PC, right-click on the screen, then select “New” then “Folder” in the popup menu.

For Apple Mac, press and hold the following keys: “Command”, “Shift” and “N”. Name the folder “SD Backup” or any name you desire.

Step 4: Look on the desktop (PC) or in the Apple Dock (lower part of screen) for an icon that is attached to the SD card. Click on the icon to open a window that displays the contents of the SD card.

Step 5: Resize the window that displays the contents of the SD card so you can view it along with the new folder you have created on the desktop. Use the mouse to highlight all of the data and drag the contents of the SD card. Hover the mouse pointer over the new backup folder.

Step 6: Release the mouse button to drop the contents into the folder and click “Move.” This will empty the SD card without any further need for deleting or formatting.

Step 7: Click on the SD card icon and look for a menu selection labeled “Safely disconnect” or “Safely remove” and click.

Following these simple steps you can clear your SD card successfully, but there is a problem that you may delete your useful data without backup by mistake. In this occasion, you can recover card data with the help of Card Data Recovery. It can effectively recover all data you want within minutes.

Aug 232011

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is the world’s thinnest digital camera with a 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens and 5x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabillizer. The ELPH 300 HS has a higher quality video mode, 1920 x 1080 resolution (full HD) at 24 frames per second, compared to 1280 x 720 (30 fps). It uses Canon’s latest processor, the DIGIC 4. It also has several features that are absent in the older cameras, including a Super Slow Motion video mode, which can record video at up to 240 fps. With all these improvements, it becomes popular in these days. It supports universal mini-USB and mini-HDMI ports. Both cables are widely available and inexpensive, and It allow you to connect your camera to your computer and HDTV respectively. The camera accepts SD, SDHC, or SDXC cards. So it is very convenient for us to share photos on computer or other removable devices.

However, In the process of using this pet, in order to get the most satisfied picture, you may constantly capture and delete the image. Sometimes, we may carelessly or accidently press delete button, and cause loss of our valuable photos. In other cases, you may come across the error message that read “memory card error” when you try to view photos in the camera. Any case occurs, you may be frustrated for your previous photos or video are gone. If that happens, don’t worry, check the digital camera and see whether you have a backup. If so, use the updated backup to recover the lost photos, if not, a  Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS photo recovery program is needed.

There are no built-in recycle bin function with Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS digital cameras. So once you deleted the photos, they are gone (but not permanently). When you meet memory card error problems, take the card out of your Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS SD/SDHC or SDXC card and connect it to personal computer (better via a card reader). Then see if the card is OK. If it can be recognized as drive letter in “My Computer”, you can get back deleted photos.

In this case, a digital photo recovery software is the best choice. As long as the SD/SDHC/SDXC card can be detected by a computer, the chances to recover lost photos are very high. Download picture recovery program then connect the memory card to PC. Use the tool to scan the whole card to find back lost images.

Note: Before recovery, stop using the camera immediately after an unwanted deletion for this may cause overwriting and make deleted photos unrecoverable forever.