How do I get pics off a memory card I/O error

January 10, 2011 at 07:15:11
Specs: Windows XP
I have an 8GB card full of Italy trip pics when I took it out of my camera & put it in my card reader, error I/O device appeared. Is it possible to retrieve my pics? A friend has a ghost program but wants to format my card and then try to retrieve them. Is that recommended?

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January 10, 2011 at 09:30:30
Formatting isn't going to help retrieving your pictures, in fact it could make it harder. If you are getting an I/O error this would indicate a hardware problem and not a file corruption problem. Do not let your friend format your card. Try a different card reader. It could be that your card reader can't read an 8 gig card. You could also try a recovery program like Recuva, although as I mentioned, this seems more like a hardware issue and not corrupt files so I'm not sure recovery software would work but it couldn't hurt to try.

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January 10, 2011 at 10:19:48

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June 10, 2011 at 14:03:50
'so I sent my SD card to them and about a week and half later they sent me an email that said they had recovered all 587 pictures and 6 videos from it! I was amazed!'
To a tune of how many dollars?

jamielee5656, nice try at spamming.
Recuva will recover the pics as mentioned...and FREE

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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