Q&A: What’s the Best Alternative to Lexar Image Rescue?

Source: Lexar Official Website

I tried to use Lexar Image Rescue to recover the pictures I had deleted, but without luck. It only found about 20 pictures out of around 100 pics in total. Is there any other Image Rescue alternative that's more powerful and tends to have higher recovery rate?

We recommend Stellar Photo Recovery to professional and amateur photographers for any image recovery needs. Lexar Image Rescue is good but seems a bit old-fashioned. Plus, we don't see the software has a deep scan functionality. Maybe they'll add it in a later version.

Also, we want to remind you that it may have nothing to do with the Lexar recovery software you use. Maybe the data contained in your deleted pictures have already been written over. If that is the case, no recovery software can help. The only option is to send your Lexar card to a data recovery center, be prepared to spend much more than you expect though.

That said, it's worth giving another program like the one we recommend a try. Perhaps you'll be surprised about the result. Here's how:

  1. Download Stellar Photo Recovery and install it on your PC or Mac.
  2. Connect your Lexar memory card to the computer via a card reader.
  3. Open the software and select the drive your Lexar card stands, choose certain file formats (optional) to continue.
  4. Scan the card for recoverable items. Preview them after the scan is complete.
  5. Check and select those you want and save them.

Note: if your Lexar card is corrupted or damaged, chances are the software won't be much help in this case. You'll need to fix the card first before using the above program. Check out this SD card recovery guide and navigate to the right chapters for specific solutions.

Quick information about Lexar Image Rescue: it is a software designed and developed by Lexar that aims to recover most photo and video file formats from both Lexar cards and other brands of memory card. The software includes a trial version that allows you to quickly scan and preview some of the found files, and you'll need to purchase the program to get an activation code to actually save the images or videos you wish to retrieve. The program has a version for both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X.

Chris Hwang

Chris is a certified computer technician since 2008. He writes everything related to computer issues and loves helping people solve problems. Currently, he's extending his interests into cloud computing.

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