iCare Data Recovery : free recovery software for photos
Sony Photo Recovery recovers deleted photos, audios, videos and documents from Sony digital devices such as Sony Cyber-shot cameras, Sony VAIO laptop computer, digital camcorder, voice recorder, memory card, and memory stick. Since most Sony digital devices use flash memory storage media such as SD card, it's easy to perform data recovery on various kinds of devices with the same data recovery algorithm and technology. With Sony Photo Recovery, you can
Recover photos from all kinds of Sony removable media varying from digital camera to digital camcorder.
Recover photos from Sony computer.
Recover photos in general formats (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, BMP etc) as well as camera RAW image formats (SR2, ARW, SRF).
Recover lost photos from Sony digital cameras including but not limited to Cyber-shot DSC-TX100, J10, WX10, HX100.
Recover photos from Sony SD card
Able to recover video, audio and documentation files as well.
Recover inaccessible photos from corrupted or crashed Sony hard drives and removable storage devices that shows "the disk is not formatted, format it now?"
Sony Camera - The free recovery software can do undelete on your Sony digital camera. It works on all types of Sony memory card when used on this kind of camera.
Sony cellphone - if your photos are stored on sony memory or memory card, you can undelete them with this free program iCare Data Recovery. Usually micro sd card recovery can be done with this free tool.
Free Unformat - this can be performed with this freeware under its mode 'Format Recovery'
RAW Sony card - restore the raw file system card when the card has report RAW error.
How to Use Sony Photo Recovery?
In order to maximize the number of recoverable files and their possibility of being recovered, you should stop using the media immediately after the data loss. Because deleted files are not physically removed on the spot, it's only the space they occupied is marked as free, to be overwritten by newly created files.
Step 1 - Select Format Recovery, if you want to recover files after format digital camera card
Step 2 - Select device
Setp 3 - Wait for scanning
Step 4 - Preview lost files/photos
Step 5 - Save files
#1 Never store your files on the same drive as your operating system. Because a virus or software failure or any one of the common computer problems may damage your operating system making it unbootable. And oftentimes the only solution is to reformat the drive and reinstall the operating system. You files will definitely get lost.
#2 Back up important files regularly. You had better back up precious files. When you are using external flash memory, you can back up the data on computer; and when your files are on computer, you can back up them on SD card.
#3 Do your best to avoid user error. It means if you are about to delete some files or make alterations in your system software at midnight, you had better do some simple calculations like 2+3=? to test if your are alert enough.