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How to Recover Your Digital Photos If You Have Lost Or Misplaced Them On Your Computer

Aug 17, 2007
You can always count on technology to come up with ways that will make completing common tasks easier and more efficient. This has been the case with phones going from corded, to cordless and then completely mobile. Music that has gone from vinyl discs, to compact disks and portable music players that are now digital don't require tapes and fit in the palm of your hand. This technology has also expanded to cameras. The new digital cameras do a whole lot more than their ancestors did.

Digital cameras are a vast improvement over the ones your mom and dad used to own. They don't require film, since your pictures are recorded onto a memory card. No need to go to a photo processing store, because you can print them yourself by placing the memory card into a printer. You don't even have to print them to show them off; because you can download them directly to your computer and email them out to your friends and loved ones. When you're done, the memory card can be cleared and is ready to take more pictures.

There are times that you may inadvertently lose your pictures that you have stored on your computer. This can happen if you accidentally put them in the recycle bin. If this happens, there's no need to panic. You can retrieve them by clicking the right side of the mouse over the bin, and click "open". This will allow you to view what files the bin contains. Select the file that you want to save and click "restore". You also have the option of dragging the file from the bin onto your desktop.

Another precaution that you can take to make sure your photographs don't get lost is to copy them onto a CD after you have downloaded them to your computer. Remember that your computer is subject to malfunctions and if the hard drive crashes, your information could be lost. By copying your pictures onto a disk and then storing it in a safe place, they can be downloaded back onto your computer once you have fixed it.

There are times that you may need professional help to recover your digital photos. Although most memory cards are reliable, they too can become corrupted. Problems retrieving your pictures can also occur if your camera malfunctions due to programming or hardware issues. In these instances, don't try to retrieve the pictures yourself. You can purchase digital photo recovery software that can retrieve the pictures for you. There are also technicians that are trained in advanced digital photo recovery that can also retrieve your lost photos.

If you own a digital camera, it's a good idea to invest in digital photo recovery software, so you don't have to worry about not being able to retrieve your precious photos.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as photo restoration at http://www.photorestorationservices.com
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