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I was trying to download image files from my Nikon D70 and

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Customer: Hi, ***** *****. I was trying to download image files from my Nikon D70 and it appears that all of the files are corrupt. I could see them on the camera, but not after transfer to the PC. Bad memory card?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Such as? The card is a 2GB Promaster. I do not have a card reader.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell A. replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

In this case the resulting corrupted files were not necessarily caused by a bad SD card. More than likely, the transfer process caused the problem, corrupting the files. Do not try shooting anymore with this card, because, you current images may be recoverable. You indicated that you do not have a card reader, you will need to get one in order to try to recover your photos.

With a USB card reader, you can connect the memory card so that it can be accessed like a removable hard drive on your computer.

USB CARD READER

http://www.amazon.com/b?node=516872

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.)

http://www.powerdatarecovery.com/free-file-recovery-software/how-to-recover-photos-from-memory-stick.html

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)

http://www.tech-pro.net/flash-recovery.html or

http://www.cardrecovery.com/

For Mac Try

http://www.cardrescue.com/

http://www.stellarinfo.com/mac-photo-recovery.htm

or https://www.piriform.com/recuva

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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Expert:  Russell A. replied 1 year ago.

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