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Are photos stored anywhere on my camera? I have a new Nikon

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Are photos stored anywhere on my camera? I have a new Nikon d7200 and was taking photos last night. The last 25-30 photos are not on the sd card and when I was taking them Last night I was viewing the photos as I went along. Can I recover them from the camera? Please help!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.


Unfortunately there is no archive feature (internal memory), on this model camera, BUT, the good thing is that the photos should still be on the memory card. A single corrupted file coul cause you not to be able to find your photos.The solution is to use either the card slot on the computer or a USB card reader so that it will show up in "My Computer" as a removable drive and you can open the picture folders on your computer and access all of the files on the memory card.If the photo files that you re seeking have actually been deleted, then, they can possibly be recovered using photo recovery software. (Your odds are better if you have not continued shooting with the card) Photo recovery software accesses a memory card just as if it was a hard drive, so you will need to use the computer. You will need to take the memory card out of the camera and put it in the card reader before you can start the recovery. Connect the memory card so that it can be accessed like a removable hard drive on your computer. Once recovered and transfered to the computer you can format the card and it should be usable again.For windows Try the Program Download at the link below. (This one will allow you to recover up to 1gb of photo files absolutely free and save them to a new folder on your hard drive.)

Make sure that before you open the program, after installing it, put the card in first. When you open the program, it will try to detect it when you click on & "Media Recovery".

If unsuccessful try (The ones below have a charge to save the recovered files) or

For Mac Try or

If the program is able to recover the photo files you will be given the option to purchase (usually around $40) the function that allows you to save and retain your photo files. Depending on how important these photos are, can determine if the cost is worth it.Also, some retail camera shops and office supply stores offer Memory card recovery services if you do not feel comfortable running the process yourself.

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