Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Treating your cards properly: In the computer and in the camera, part of Recovering Photos from Memory Cards.
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…I have a few tips for you to keep your memory cards happy and healthy.…Some of them are kind of logical actually, very…common sense, such as keeping them in their protective cases.…And this is particularly true with SD cards and microSD cards because they…have some of their components exposed, as we'll get to later on in this movie.…So, keep them protected, whether you use a plastic case for…individually storing your cards, or you have nice memory card case.…
Whatever you have, use that.…Don't have them banging around the bottom of your…sock drawer because that can just lead to problems.…Also, use some care when you're removing them and putting them in your camera.…And also, in a card reader, if you do use a card reader.…Some folks use USB cables, some folks card readers.…If you use a card reader be careful when you're…pushing it in and out that you don't damage it.…And, another thing about cameras make sure that the camera's powered…down before you pull out the card, or you insert the card.…
So, the, the proper way to do it is, make sure the camera's off.…
When bad things happen, this course can help. Photographer and author Derrick Story details a variety of disaster scenarios and provides practical advice for surviving them. Learn how to recover accidentally deleted photos, retrieve photos from a memory card that's generating errors, and work with cards that have been physically damaged.
Derrick demonstrates a variety of photo-recovering software for the Macintosh and Windows PC, and concludes with advice on keeping your memory cards—and the photos and video they contain—healthy. The techniques in this course apply to SD, microSD, and CF cards, as well as memory sticks.