While preparing some documents, I needed to copy some old pictures from an SD card. To keep it out of my way, I used a Maxiflash card reader plugged into an Orico USB multi-port, that plugged into my Asus A54C running Windows 7. At a later point (while nothing was supposed to be downloading, I.e. theoretically no activity, I put the system to sleep. Upon reawaking, I got a message (which I didn't see clearly) about a corrupted file. Now the SD card won't open (get a message saying it needs to be formatted, which I didn't do) and camera (Canon A550) also gives me a notice, I think saying no files exist.
SD card "Properties" via laptop shows 0 data (both Used and Free) but, that circular capacity diagram is blue, indicating file is full
I won't try anything with the card for a while, but did find in a quick search, a program called Cardrecovery. Also noticed in an earlier thread something about EaseUS restoring the files. Is that the Free version which I have?
Most of these files are old pictures (which I never got around to backing up!) but a few are probably important short videos. Hopefully I won't need them for early Monday...but in any case, does anyone here have good experience, advice, or instructions about recovering my files. BTW, the card is not locked.
It may have been close to being full, but I don't think I accidentally tried to load anything on it.