Recover deleted photos or corrupted pictures from any digital camera memory card with the free photo recovery tool – ZAR.Though ZAR is a paid software for data recovery, it does act as a free photo recovery tool with no limitations in digital image recovery mode.
When can this free photo recovery tool be used?
ZAR recovers delete or corrupted pictures in just six steps and it is helpful in the following situations:
- the pictures were deleted from the digital camera memory card before copying them to the PC
- The digital camera memory card was accidentally formatted before the images were copied to the computer system
- The pictures got corrupted and inaccessible due to a camera failure
If your digital camera allows you to access the memory card as a drive, then you can connect the camera and try to read the memory card.If that is not possible, you will have to remove the memory card from the camera and use a card reader device.
How to recover deleted or corrupted pictures?
- Free download the evaluation copy of ZAR and install it
- Next, run ZAR and you will see the initial setup as shown below
- You will then see a window titled “Select Processing mode”. Select “Recover images from a digital camera memory card” and click “Next”
- In the window titled “Select Physical device”, Select the appropriate device. You can use “Model” and “Capacity” fields to identify the device. If you have connected the camera’s memory card as a drive and it is not listed as a device available for recovery, you need to use the card reader device to recover images. Click “Next” to initiate photo recovery
- You will see a window titled “Recovery run”. If you are using the camera to read the memory card and all the dots on the map are red, or if the scan is unacceptably slow, discontinue the run, remove the card from the camera and restart using a card reader device, which perform better.
- Once the recovery completes, you will see a window titled “Mark files to recover”. Choose all the pictures to recover and click “Next”.
- You will find a window titled “File copy settings”. Choose the destination folder on your PC for the recovered pictures and click “Start copying the selected files”.
Check whether all your deleted or corrupted photos have been recovered.This photo recovery tool works on Windows Vista and XP and supports FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS. It is also compatible with the following cameras -canon, Kodak, epson, fuji film, konica, olympus, panasonic, sony, samsung, toshiba.