"When I connected the XD card to my computer to transfer photos, my PC froze. I did a hard reboot to continue from there. However, my PC was not recognizing and reading data from my XD card. I tried connecting the card to another computer but, no luck their too. Tried to inserted the card back into the camera and it said ‘Card error please Format’. I do not want to format and lose photos from my XD card. Is there any way where I can recover photos from my XD card without formatting? Please help. Thank you"
XD cards were predecessor of SD card. Originally designed and developed by Olympus and Fujifilm to be specifically used in their digital cameras. As technology progressed XD card got replaced by SD Cards. XD card however has its own advantages such as its smaller size, low power consumption and are faster compared to older versions of memory cards such as Memory Stick, SM card, MMC card and limitations including the maximum size limit restricted to only 2GB, their usability restricted to only Olympus and Fujifilm cameras due to these reasons XD cards are now obsolete.
If you are still using XD card, and have deleted or lost, or for some reason your files are inaccessible, then you have landed at the right place. In this article we will be discussing everything that you need to know about recovering all your files, and also discuss how to repair corrupt XD card.
The reasons are as follows:
The above-mentioned issues corrupt your XD card. You can scroll down to know how to repair a corrupt XD card.
Remo Recover is one such specialized photo recovery software that can read photos from storage drives even if the file system is unreadable. This robust tool will scan, recognize, and recover photos even if the XD is formatted or corrupted.
XD cards that have been Quick-formatted, corrupted, displaying ‘Card error’ or ‘Format error’ can be fixed and the photos can be recovered using Remo Photo Recovery software. One can also use this tool to perform XD card recovery on all the macOS versions including the latest Big Sur and Windows 11 version.
There are many instances that cause photos to get deleted from XD picture cards. For instance, hitting the ‘Delete All’ button on your camera. Accidents like this cannot be avoided, but can certainly be dealt with in the best possible way using Remo Recover.
This tool skillfully recovers all formats of photos and even videos from XD card. All standard formats like JPEG and RAW images like ‘.orf’ and ‘.raf’ can be recovered using this tool. Even videos like MOV, AVI, MP4 can be recovered using this tool.
Since, we just spoke about corruption earlier in the article, one of the most common question that pops up in the users’ mind is.
Two of the most common issues faced by the users are:
- Computer didn’t recognize inserted XD card or the XD card reader. (try to use the same XD card and XD card reader on other computer) in case, the issue still persists, that means your XD card has gotten corrupt.
- A message is displayed on your screen asking you to format the disk before you can use it or anything similar to that. (try to repair manually using CHDSK or First Aid in Mac)
Once you have recovered your data try repairing your storage device. In this section we will be discussing ways to do it.
Follow these simple precautions to avoid corruption and data loss on XD cards
These simple steps can save you for from facing various unfortunate events.
In this write up we have talked through and through about XD card. Starting from reasons for data loss, symptoms of a corrupt XD card to briefing you about an extremely simple yet powerful way to recover all of your media files. We have also explained you how to repair corrupt XD card on Windows and Mac.
Hope this article was helpful in solving your problem.
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