To help reduce the potential risk of data loss and extend the life of your Memory Cards, the ImageRecall team have produced the following prevention tips.
BACKUP: Make copies of your files as soon as possible by either downloading them to your computer's hard drive or burning them to CD/DVD.
RE-FORMAT: Once you have safely backed up all your files, reformat your memory card.
BATTERIES: If your batteries fail during card usage it may result in file corruption and could even permanently damage your card. Keep your rechargeable batteries well charged, and always have a fresh supply ready.
WAIT: If you remove your card whilst it is still being accessed it will almost certainly result in file corruption and permanent damage to the card. Wait for your host device to finish reading or writing before ejecting the card.
STATIC: Be extra careful when handling your card in dry, low humidity situations as a static shock could corrupt files.
MAGNETS: Keep your card away from strong, magnetic fields. Walk through airport x-rays and scanners are usually quite safe, but be careful of the stronger x-ray equipment used to examine checked in baggage.
TEMPERATURES: Avoid using your card in extremes of temperature. Do not leave your card in direct sunlight or in a damp or humid place.
CACHE: Always flush the cache before removing any Mass Storage Device. This can be done by right clicking on the green arrow in the system tray at the bottom right hand corner of your screen and ejecting your drive letter.
EDITING: Always download your files before editing them on your computer. Do not edit the file whilst it is still on the Memory Card, it will shorten the life of your Card.
PROBLEMS: If an issue with a Memory Card arises, stop using the card immediately. Do not reformat the card or attempt to save or delete more files. Use ImageRecall 5 software or contact the ImageRecall team for advice on +44 (0) 1489 798 393.
CAUTION: Be cautious when using any "Delete All" or "Format" options, especially when using xD Picture Cards. These card types have no controller chip, and selecting "Delete All" or "Format" is an irreversible action which no recovery service will be able to recover from.
ImageRecall 5 is a powerful piece of software designed to recover accidentally deleted and corrupted files from your memory cards and USB devices. It is fast, effective and easy to use; putting you back in control either at home or in the office. All you need to use the software is a Card Reader or a USB enabled host device that allows a logical drive letter.