I stumbled upon this great software that I didn’t even know existed before. The Stellar Photo Recovery app is capable of recovering photos, audio and video from damaged, formatted and deleted storage devices like SD cards, HDDs and can even restore deleted images inside cameras and action cameras like GoPro. It is extremely easy to use and doesn’t cost the world, so if you ever get frustrated by damaged files or you accidentally formatted the wrong memory card, Stellar is for you.
I have a voucher code for you that you can use until the 25th of January 2018, it gives you 20% off (sorry guys, code was changed today form 40 to 20) the full price. All you need to do is click on one of the below links and the code will be automatically applied to your final total. You can download a trial version to see if it finds the files you are looking for, but the trial version will not allow you to recover any files, just perform a scan.
First of all you need to instal the software, which is very fast and easy. Then start the application, this can be a bit slow. When the main panel pops up, select “Recover photo”.
It will show you the available drives to scan. Make sure you plug in the storage device you want to scan, and select it and press scan.
The scan can take quite a while depending on how big the drive is, for a 16GB SD card it took roughly 5 minutes, so not that bad. Once the scan is complete you can see all the files that you can recover. For image files you can see a small preview thumbnail, for videos sometimes you can preview the file in the window above.
The software can recover RAW files too, furthermore, if you can’t see a file because of an unusual file format, you can create a new header for the extension and your files will become visible. It can scan drives bigger than 2TB which to my knowledge you can’t do with free apps, so that’s a plus too.
I am not an expert when it comes to these softwares, however, as a photographer and someone dealing with lots of photos my goal is to have a software which is easy to use and does the job. For me this really did the job. I performed two tests, one with a formatted card and one with a card where I just deleted several photos, and Stellar managed to recover all my files.
If you have unusual file formats, download the trial first and see if you can recover the files at all.
Full Price: $59 (£49)
Discount 20% off till the 25th of January.
Watch my review and walkthrough here: