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Two Ways to Recover Deleted/Lost Files from Memory Stick

by Edwin Liu | July 9, 2013 17:56 PM
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Memory Stick (MS) is a kind of mobile storage media developed by Sony company in 1998. It almost can apply in all the Sony digital devices, like Sony PMP, PSX series game boxes, digital cameras, mobile phones and personal computers. Similar to other storage devices, the Memory Stick also has the data loss conditions.

This article will introduce two methods to recover lost data (digital photos, videos, audios, Word/Excel/PowerPoint files, emails, etc.) from Memory Stick.

Way 1: Remo Recovery (Windows)

Remo Recovery (Windows) is a professional data recovery software which can help recover the Memory Stick data lost due to a wide range reasons such as accidentally deleted/formatted, virus infection, improper plug Memory Stick, sudden power failure etc. It supports to retrieve the lost files in any format you can imagine. No matter they are videos, music, photos, office documents or other file types, as long as they are not been overwritten, then they can be recovered.

Unfortunately, Remo Recovery is not free, and you need pay about $40 for it. However, its developer has provided a free-trial version for users. You can obtain the free trial of Remo Recovery here, and use it to scan and analyze your Memory Stick to search for the files/folders you lost. If you are satisfied with the scan result, you can consider buying this program to get the authorization to save the found files/folders to your local hard drive.

Way 2: Sony Memory Card File Rescue software

This is a free Sony-brand Memory Stick file recovery software, and the file types this freeware can recover include JPEG(DCF), MPEG-1, MP4(MPEG-4, MPEG-4 AVC), AVCHD(ver.2.0) file, AVCHD 3D file, 3D photo (MPO), RAW photo, MOV movie, other types of file.

If you are a Sony Memory Stick user, you can download this freeware at this page.


  1. Before downloading, you have to type your Memory Stick’s model name and serial number to prove that your Memory Stick is produced by Sony company.
  2. Please login to Windows OS using the administrator, and then install this software.
  3. This software might not work properly on the assembly machine, or the computer running on multiple operating systems.
  4. This software is not compatible with Mac OS X.
  5. There is no guarantee that this software can be used on Non-Sony brand Memory Stick.
  6. This software can’t be used on the damaged or defective Sony Memory Stick.


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