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Best Freeware for XD card data recovery

iCare Data Recovery : free xd picture card recovery from deletion, reformat by mistakes or raw file system, not formatted card errors...

The commonly known XD card, is short for XD Picture Card. It's a type of memory card specifically designed to store digital photos. It has become world famous by its small shape, portability and good performance. XD Card has large storage capacity along with excellent compatibility to suit with various kinds of card readers to be connected with personal computer. As a result, XD Picture cards are widely used in digital cameras. If it's true for your device, all your photos are naturally kept on XD card. What if someone accidentally formatted the card? It may be easy to happen if your friends or relatives are using your camera, because they are not familiar with it. Pressing the wrong button can result in a total wipe-out. Good news is that there are a lot of data recovery software for recovering photos from XD picture cards. iCare Data Recovery Edition is one of the most useful tools and yet it is free of charge.

     

Tutorial: How to use iCare Data Recovery


Free XD Picture Card Photo Recovery

Here are main functions of iCare Data Recovery Edition:

  • Recover pictures deleted from Olympus or Fujifilm digital camera XD card.
  • Recover pictures lost due to many reasons including accidental deletion, format, virus attack, hardware corruption, program exceptions, etc.
  • Recover images of not only common types like jpg, png, tiff, bmp but camera raw types such as Canon CR2 (.cr2/.crw), Nikon NEF (.nef), Fuji RAF (.raf), etc.
  • Of course, it works for other kinds of memory card like SD card, TF card, too.
  • Recover files from RAW pen drive, external hard drive, usb flash drive, etc.

Why worry about photo loss when we have such complete software solution and user guidance for you? Here are the simple steps to recover your photos. If you come across photo loss, whatever reason it may be, pay attention now!

Before you start, I have to remind you of the mechanism of deletion. When files are deleted, the data is not lost immediately. It's the file system that marked the space as free so new files can be written on the space and overwrite the remaining data. Therefore you should not create new files on the XD card, i.e. don't take more photos unless and until you recovered your photos successfully.

Step 1. Connect the XD card to your computer via a card reader. Download and install iCare Data Recovery Edition. Open the program.
Step 2. Click "Start" and you see the drive list. Select the drive that represents the XD memory card and click on "Start Scan".
Step 3. The scan may take a few minutes. After it's finished, you see many photos found and listed. They are to be previewed in the software panel. You can recover them by checking the boxes on the left and click the "Recover" button.

You can freely use it to scan the disk for lost files. It's free of charge.

Tips:

XD Picture Card is a flash memory card format, mainly used in older digital cameras. XD stands for Extreme Digital. XD cards are available in capacities of 16 MiB up to 2 GiB. Toshiba Corporation and Samsung Electronics manufacture the cards for Olympus and Fujifilm.

Tutorial with Screenshots for you to follow

Step 1 - Select Deep Scan Recovery

select recovery option

Step 2 - Select XD card and wait to scan.

wait while scanning lost data

Step 3 - Preview lost documents/photos and save what you need.

preview lost data

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Memory Card Free Data Recovery

Besides xd card data recovery for free, this file recovery program is also able to recover files after format sd card, recover deleted photos from cf card after format, recover photos off pen drive when it shows RAW...

Deep Scan Recovery

The free software has Deep Scan Recovery option for you to deep scan XD card or other media to search lost files.


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