How to Recover Media Files from MMC?

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MMC stands for multimedia card which stores multimedia files like movies, images, videos & music. It is actually a flash memory card used for storage in portable digital devices like tablets, digital cameras, PC etc. With the help of this card we can easily transfer our photos and videos captured from a digital camera to the PC. It is a very common problem to lose media files like images and other media files from multimedia card.  Formatting of card or deletion of files (images, videos & music) from multimedia card happens a lot of times while transferring data from card to PC or other device. Sometimes when you connect card to PC you get error messages like “This card can't be used" or “This card is not formatted. Do you want to format it?" resulting in inaccessibility of data stored on the card. Likewise there are many reasons which result in the loss of your precious data from multimedia card. In such situations it becomes necessary to perform MMC recovery. One might lose data from smart media card. In such a case Refer Here to know more about smart media memory card recovery


Some of the most common data loss scenarios when there is a need to perform MMC recovery:

  • Accidental deletion: Data from a multimedia card may get deleted or lost while you try to clean some space on the card. You may accidentally delete an important file or folder by mistake inspite of the some unwanted file or folder.
  • Unintentional formatting: Formatting a card after getting error “This card is not formatted. Do you want to format it?" or while selecting some other drive alphabet if you click a wrong drive alphabet by mistake then also it will result in loss of data from MMC.
  • Virus infection: Virus from any source like internet or some other infected device may harm the files present in multimedia card resulting in inaccessibility or sometimes even deletion of files from it.
  • Card corruption: All detailed information about the storage location of a file is stored in file system.  File system of a multimedia card may get corrupted due to abrupt removal or virus/malware attack resulting in the corruption of data from it.
Data lost from the card due to deletion, formatting or corruption can be recovered because it is not lost permanently and still present on the card. Only the space occupied by those files is marked as deleted and is free to store new files. Although the deleted files are not permanently lost from your multimedia card but still you can’t recover them back manually and need the help of a recovery software. Chances of successfully retrieving the lost data from MMC depend a lot on the amount of time data has been lost from. It is always advisable to immediately stop using the MMC card as soon as you realize that you have lost data from it because doing so may result in overwriting of the lost data.

 

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In order to get back lost data in the above mentioned scenarios you need to perform MMC recovery with the help of trusted recovery software. Media recovery software is one of the best and most trusted recovery software that is capable to recover data from corrupted, crashed or damaged MMC. It is built with an efficient scanning algorithm and is designed by experts to recover corrupted image file, videos, and audios from multimedia card. It can easily recover accidentally deleted image file or any other file lost from MMC. It is a user friendly utility which can be used by even a novice user. This tool can also recover data from Jump drives after unintentionally formatting and files lost due to abrupt removal thumb drive from system. With the help of this software you can even recover data from different brands of external hard disk like Hitachi, Toshiba, Western Digital, Seagate, etc. It can restore media files from SanDisk memory card and also other brands of memory cards like Sony, Transcend, Lexar, Kingston, etc.

Perform few steps to recover files from Multimedia card:

Step i: Run the tool and select "Recover Photos" on the home screen, as shown in Figure 1.

MMC Recovery - Select Recover Photos

Figure 1: Select Recover Photos

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Step ii: Then next screen appears, choose either "Recover Deleted Photos" or "Recover Lost Photos" option accordingly that matches the situation of data loss.

MMC Recovery - Choose Recovery Mode

Figure 2: Choose Recovery Mode

Step iii: Select Multimedia card icon form the list of drives and then click "Next" to proceed to the next step. After that recovery process starts.

MMC Recovery - Select CF card

Figure 3: Select Multimedia card

Step iv: After completion of the recovery process you will be getting a list of recovered files, you can view them by right-clicking on "Preview" option as shown in Figure 4.

MMC Recovery - View Recovered Data

Figure 4: Preview Retrieved Files

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