In our day to day lives, mistakes happen in more ways than one. One such mistake is deleting those photos which were meant to be preserved. Many a time, we delete photos without noticing and regret it later.
However, most of us don’t know that when we delete a photo (or any file for that matter), it is not permanently erased from the camera’s memory card. Rather, the photo is removed from the SD card’s registry. This is why the camera fails to display the deleted photo.
I was also unaware of this fact until last week when I met my friend Sampurna. Sampurna is a professional photographer. She recently worked on the biggest project of her life. Although the project went well for her, she made a huge mistake. While she was checking and deleting unwanted pictures, she accidentally deleted one of the most important photos of the event. Her mishap scared me a lot since it was something that I could accidentally do very easily.
I almost had a mini heart attack upon hearing about this mishap. Noticing the look of concern on my face, Sampurna quickly resumed her story without waiting for me to ask what happened next.
Being a professional, Sampurna knew very well that the deleted photo still existed in her DSLR’s memory card. It was just not accessible. She was also aware that to access that deleted photo, all she needed was a digital camera recovery software that could recognise and recover a raw image from her camera. Hence, after a bit of research on the internet, she was quick to download and install Yodot Photo Recovery Software on her laptop.
This piece of information didn’t lessen my anxiety as I wanted to know whether Sampurna recovered her picture or not. But Sampurna clearly wanted the suspense to build up and continued with her story slowly. She seemed to enjoy how invested I had been in her tale and wished to prolong it.
Sampurna informed me that Yodot has a Deep Scan feature that performs a sector level scan of the camera’s memory card to locate data signatures and recover photos from the most extreme data loss scenarios. Further, its RAW Signature Search feature quickly recovers those photos that are lost from damaged, corrupted and unrecognised SD cards too.
At this point, when my anxiety was at its peak, Sampurna took a pause to take a sip from her glass of water. I used this opportunity to finally ask her whether she recovered her important picture or not. Sampurna broke into laughter and answered in the affirmative that she got back her picture.
As I breathed a sigh of relief, Sampurna explained to me the steps to the recovery process. All she needed to do was connect her DSLR to her laptop and click her way through certain prompts. After scanning her camera’s SD card, the Yodot software displayed the recovered photos on a preview window. Sampurna selected the photo from the event and saved it in her laptop.
She couldn’t thank the Yodot Photo Recovery Software enough. The picture that she recovered using the software was one of her best shots, and it helped her bag another important major project. Accidentally deleting important files is something all of us must have done, at least once. Even if our stakes might not be as high as Sampurna’s, it is still relieving to know that deleting something permanently does not mean losing access to it forever.