How often have we picked up our phone and flicked it on so we can take a picture? This is simple right and it works every time – it has done for me for years without fail. So the other day I’m out and a strange symbol appears in the top corner of this Samsung I carry around as a camera. I look on it and there was a blood curdling scream beyond any that you might hear in a horror movie. fortunately this was only in my head, but still it was loud to me.
I was told that the SD card couldn’t be read and sure enough, no matter what I did the SD card couldn’t be read. Bollocks! This might have something to do with jumping into a pool with the said phone in my pocket, but I digress and we don’t want facts coming into things at this stage.
Looking at the SD card on my notebook, sure enough the damn thing is corrupted. In this situation there’s only one thing to do…
I turned to the great web oracle that is…
And I found out there is free software to download to help recover from this kind of disaster. The one that was the top of the list was a program called ZarX. It’s as simple and downloading and installing the software, open it up and select the drive in the computer that’s corrupted (i.e. the SD card) and then letting it get on. Once it’s finished doing it’s pretty little thing it’s a matter of selecting the place you want to put the recovered files. A little hint here , don’t put them back where they came from!
The interface is a bit complex, but if you just let ZarX do it’s thing and pick where to recover and where to put the files it works well and the data from my SD card was recovered.
So, the next time you dive into a pool with your SD card – download ZarX!