'Digital image recovery' mode is specifically tailored to recover
photographs. Pictures are usually stored
on a removable memory device in the camera, such as memory cards or
Setting up the hardware
You need to set up the system in such a way that your memory card
is accessible as a disk drive. A setup involving an appropriate card
reader device is good for most situations. If you do not have a card
reader, or cannot use it for some reason (e.g. the camera is using
internal non-removable memory), you should try using the camera
itself to access the memory card. Most cameras, when connected to a
PC, allow access to the photos by assigning a drive letter to the
storage device in the camera.
Start iRecover and select 'Image Recovery'.
Select the device you wish to analyze, typically a camera memory
card or the camera itself (as in this example). If the device
contains a volume, you can select that volume, as is illustrated
here. If no volume exists (most likely because of damage or
corruption) select the device itself.
The device will be analyzed. No user input is required during this
iRecover displays a simple disk map to show the progress of
Because files are detected by looking at the internal file
structure, file names can not be recovered. This is not a problem
since most cameras use a numbering format for file names anyway.
When the analysis is complete, the
best thing for you to do is to simply select all the
files, recover them, and sort them out later. It is possible though
to preview the pictures by selecting 'Preview image files', this might help you determine which files
Now save the files by selecting them and copying them to a safe