Stupid situation really. Our old digital point-and-shoot camera was an Olympus FE-210. It uses Olympus' xD picture card type-H for additional storage. We almost forgot about it, but the 512 MB card had loads of photos and memories from 08 till 11. Yesterday I wanted to save the photos in my external backup HDD but when I hooked it up to my PC, the storage shows randomly named and inaccesible files and folders. General knowledge persists that they are malware infected. What I wanna know is how I can recover the images free from any malware. I don't use any anti-malware suite. But don't worry about my system cause later this month I'll downgrade back to Windows 7.
Which recovery software should I use?
I have Piriform's Recuva installed. What if I format the card, can I use it to recover the photos?
Please answer from your personal experience.
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