Jul 032012

How to Fix Sony Memory Stick Photo Lost Issue?

Last week, I purchased a new Sony memory stick pro, and put it into my Sony digital camera. I took a large amount of pictures about our picnic with no problems. I changed in a second memory stick and continue shooting. When I returned to the first one, I found no pictures there.                                                ——john Fortier

If the above stated issue happened, the first thing you should do is stop using the camera to take any new photo in case that the original data will be overwritten. Then check whether the memory stick can be readable or not. You can put the memory stick into the camera, if the says “memory stick unreadable” and when you put it in a card reader and it is again unreadable, but it looks fine to the naked eye and the contacts are clean. That means the card is not actually corrupted, it is because the devices can’t establish a data connection with it. If that happens, you had better go to after-sale service center to get help.

If the memory stick can be readable, that means the photos lost during the process of swapping memory stick, in this case, there still have choices to get back your photos, but you need memory stick recovery software to help you. Card Data Recovery (both Windows and Mac OS X versions are available) is the professional digital camera memory stick data recovery tool. It can recover lost, deleted, corrupted or formatted images from various brands memory sticks including Sony, Sandisk, Kingston, etc.

How to perform Sony memory stick photo recovery?
Step 1: Take out of the memory stick, plug it into card reader and then connect it to PC or Mac computer. (Recommended) Or you can connect your Sony camcorder to computer directly.
Step 2. Download the recovery software and install it on your computer. Once you see the memory stick appears as a drive letter in “My Computer”. Run that program and scan the memory stick drive.
Step 3: You can see all scanned result displayed in the task list. You can preview them before recovery.
Tips: Picture formats supported by this tool including: PG, GIF, TIF, BMP, JPG, PNG, PSD, WMF, CR2, DNG, RAF, ERF, RAW, NEF, ORF