That's kind of like asking someone to plan unplanned outages...
Generally, the act of powering up the card re-energises the flash, though I'm not sure.
You generally can't get the data back off failed flash, though it's more likely to slowly corrupt than to actually fail outright. In which case it's only likely to be a few pictures that you have trouble with.
Storing data on small stuff like an SD card is usually a bad idea. What do you do if you drop the card down a drain or it gets wet or something.
The normal story goes here: BACK UP EVERYTHING IMPORTANT.
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You can't really. If it's corrupt, it's corrupt. Some of the files might be OK, but some might be broken. That's the point of a backup.
Again, guessing how long it will last is a very difficult thing. It could be a decade, or it could be a couple of weeks to a month.
what depends on how long it can last. and for the files broken what will the files look like?
Everything. It's unpredictable. Two identical cards could perform very differently. It's random. I DON'T KNOW WHEN YOUR CARD WILL FAIL.
The files would look absolutely fine until you read them. You might even be able to copy them, but they'll be broken.
what aer oyu saying, when I last looked at the memory card 3 days ago the pictures WERE FINE. but what will the pics look like when broken. tahts better than no pics.
I WANT MY PICS BACK!!!! I cant take them off the card!!!!!!!! BEst b uy said they cannot be taken off and only the SD card will read it.
Why haven't you taken those files off the SD card?
they wont get off! when I Tried to plug it in the camera from a usb and the comp wouldnt recognize them. best buy said I cant get them off (The geek squad). I AM SO SICK OF THIs, when something goes wrong wit ha cell phone, camera, laptop I get nothing but guesses when I Try to get help.
when does it catch thumbnails and of my pics I Saw them on the mnemory card in the camera 3 days ago and they are still there BUT I WANT MY PICS OFF THE MEMORY CARD. can someone help me!!!!! All I get for help from places like Best buy is nothing but guesses. What if a card reader doesnt work????????????????
can the card being a nixon have something to do with it???? I WANT MY PICS BACK
when the card decays what will the pics look like when I Try to retrieve them?