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Looking for any advice or help please!! Usual story of went on holiday and my SD cards broke and now I have lost all my data. However, when using the SD cards with my camera I was able to playback all photos and it wasn't until after charging my camera that when I turned the camera on again it stated 'Card format' and gave the choices to format card or turn off the camera. I of course turned it off not wanting to wipe the card thinking that the SD card may still have the pictures on. When I got home and tried the SD card in my Laptop, the laptop recognises that something has been put into the SD slot making a docking noise but does not come up with my SD card as being registered as being in the laptop/on my computer. So my difficulty is, if purchasing a recovery data programme will I be able to recover my data if the SD card is not even recognised on the laptop? And if not, what should I do to try and recover the data? 

Any help would be grately appreciated!


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should be no need to buy recovery software unless Recuva doesn't come to the rescue.

put the SD card into your PC, go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management and see if the card shows up, has a drive letter and has a file system.


pass on that info as well as your Windows version and SD card type (in case it matters), your guess on how the card died, has it ever been read again by the camera, it sounds like you got lucky on that front once.

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