Summary: Check out my story to know how I recovered my Vegas trip photos with the help of Stellar Photo Recovery software while my memory card was showing the same error message.
What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas! You have heard this slogan numerous times, isn’t it? It is one of the most talked about and quoted slogans. I’ve heard it a lot in almost all of the movies and songs. In fact, when I watched the movie “Viva Las Vegas” starring Elvis Presley, where he sings the title song, the first thing on my bucket list was to have a trip to Vegas.
I really wanted to go to Las Vegas to find out what’s so enchanting about the place and why it is called the “Entertainment Capital of the world.”
I finally accomplished and was able to cross another big item off my bucket list. I was awestruck by the trip to Vegas and as soon as I was back from the once-in-a-lifetime trip, I was anxious to post it on a plethora of my social media accounts, after all, it was time to show off a little.
Unfortunately, when I tried to access the photos on my GoPro Hero 5 Camera, an error message popped up stating that the system is unable to access the memory card.
I connected the memory card to another system but got the same error message. For a moment, formatting the card seemed to be the most appropriate solution; I knew that formatting will only erase the photos. Also, I stopped using the camera for a while so as to avoid overwriting it.
Using a Photo Recovery Software was the only viable option I figured out and finally decided to go for it. Working in a data recovery technology firm was a saving grace for me, and I opted for none other than Stellar Photo Recovery Software. I chose to try the demo version first. Satisfied with the preview results, I chose to go ahead with the software!
So, here’s a detail of how I recovered my vacation photos
First things first, I would recommend you to have a backup system i.e. to have a couple of memory cards to store your photos. I had almost 1000 photos on a single memory card plus some HD videos. This may sound bizarre but I think I had exceeded my memory card’s capacity, and this may have caused the problem.
Coming back to the solution, here’s how I recovered the vacation photos:
- Connected the memory card to the system. Installed and ran Stellar Photo Recovery
- After that, the software displayed a list of all the connected storage media. I chose the external drive and click the “Scan” button to start the scanning process.
- A dialog box of ‘Scanning Completed Successfully!’ displays the scan results – number of files found and size of the data. In the left-pane of main window, all the recovered data is listed. You can preview them in the right pane.
Note: If you do not see the required photos in the list, opt for Deep Scan option at the bottom.
- I selected the photos of my Vegas trip and click the “Recover” button and saved them to the appropriate destination.
Important: You can also select specific file format and region (starting and ending sector) to expedite the scanning process. Click on “Advanced Settings” and follow the steps.
The Final Word
Stellar Photo Recovery is a life saviour. I recovered my holiday photos successfully. The incident taught me the importance of backup. Apart from having the regular backup, we should also have “Plan B” to recover our valuable data. In my case, Stellar Photo Recovery is the alternative strategy for recovering my vacation photos.
Overall, Stellar Photo Recovery is a well-thought-out intuitive software!