The challenges of memory card recovery have been addressed

Digital cameras and other small consumer electronic devices store information on inexpensive solid state memory cards. These cards will save image files in familiar file formats such as JPEG, PNG, GIF and around a dozen others. When these picture files are accidentally deleted before being downloaded it is generally assumed that the precious photographs are forever lost. When files are deleted, the code stored in the area of those files is not erased. All that is changed is that access to the area as an unallocated segment is restored. If one has downloaded a simple memory card recovery program such as the Digital Media Recovery Program from REMO it is a simple matter to seek out the files using the familiar extension and restore them to active duty.