First download iRecover and unzip to for example the Windows desktop.
Digital Image Recovery
I stopped hosting iRecover after it’s no longer actively developed for years. Consider using JpegDigger for raw photo recovery.
Setting up the memory card for image recovery.
If your camera or smart phone receives a drive letter in Windows once connected to the computer using a USB cable then you can try recovering your digital images from the device directly. If your device has a ‘Enable USB storage mode’ or similar, enable that.
I recommend using a card reader. A memory card reader is typically connected to your computer using a USB cable. Many laptops have a memory card reader already built in.
The image recovery procedure.
Start iRecover by double clicking iRecover.exe. As iRecover needs administrative rights to access disks directly you will be prompted by UAC (User Account Control). You’re now seven clicks away from accessing your digital memories:
Click Image Recovery.
Select the device (camera, smart phone or card reader) and click Next.
iRecover will scan the device.
Now select the photos you want to recover and click Next. A preview option is available. My recommendation is to select all files and sort them out once you have copied them.
Copy the files. Done!