Last updated: Apr. 19, 2017
I have an 8GB PNY SD memory card. Just came back from a trip and when I attempted to open it on my computer, the card said corrupted by showing a strange error. So I formatted the card without transferring the 200-300 images (stupid). Do I still have a chance to get back the lost files? I heard about recovery software. What's the best one for retrieving data from PNY sd card in particular?
The first advice we'd give is to check out the PNY Technologies official website or the user manual of your SD card (if you still have it) to see if you can find related information. As far as we know, PNY doesn't provide data recovery solutions or services.
Regarding the best PNY card recovery tool, it's hard to say because there aren't such industry testing results for benchmarking. Hence, our conclusion is as long as the program works to retrieve your photos, it's great.
You can try Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery. We had much success using it to rescue media files (pictures, videos, audio memos, etc.) from many types of storage devices including memory cards. Its recovery rate is pretty high, and it has both a Windows and MacOS version. We've also reviewed several great photo recovery tools in another article. Feel free to check it out and explore other good alternatives.
Keep in mind though, there is no 100% guarantee that you'll get back all your lost items. Especially if you have continued to use your camera for further photo shooting, chances are part of your deleted photos might have been overwritten.
In case you need, here's a step by step tutorial to quickly retrieve the lost pictures from your PNY memory card.
First, connect your PNY card to a PC or Mac. It's best to use a card reader for the connection.
Then, get Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery and install the program on your computer. Launch it, and click on the blue button located in the center to get started.
Next, let the software have a full scan of your PNY card for all recoverable files. It may take extra minutes. Be patient. Once the scan is over, you'll see a list of files displayed there.
Finally, check the found files by previewing the content. If you find your deleted ones (lucky for you), save them to a desirable destination.
Kind tip: in order to avoid partial data overwritten, better save your pictures to another place instead of the original card.
Hope this helps!
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