Walgreens announced that its new Media Recovery Service now available at more than 7,500 Walgreens Photo Centers nationwide, which offers retrieval of lost images and other files from memory cards and USB drives.
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Walgreens Launches New Digital Media Recovery Service at Stores Nationwide
Customers Can Now Retrieve Lost Digital Photo Files with a Convenient Trip to Their Neighborhood Walgreens Photo Center
DEERFIELD, Ill.–Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) customers now have a convenient, affordable way to recover deleted or corrupted digital photos thought to be gone forever. The new Media Recovery Service now available at more than 7,500 Walgreens Photo Centers nationwide offers customers professional retrieval of lost images and other files from memory cards or USB drives.
With more consumers than ever storing and sharing photos digitally, treasured memories can be left vulnerable to mishaps such as a defective or damaged camera, accidental deletion, memory card or USB drive corruption, accidental formatting or file transfer errors. Though these situations can render images inaccessible, in many cases files are actually still retrievable from fixed memory space on the storage media.
“Sooner or later every digital camera user has the misfortune of losing a photo, and I know from experience this can be heartbreaking,” said Mona Kelly, Walgreens general merchandise manager of photo and front-end services. “As a trusted go-to provider of convenient, high-quality photo services in thousands of communities, we’re pleased to offer a solution that can help customers get back their cherished photos and along with them their peace of mind.”
Walgreens Media Recovery Service, provided by award-winning data retrieval specialist FlashFixers, supports recovery of standard image formats and camera RAW files, as well as most sound, video, office and graphics files. Recovery prices are based on media size and begin at $39.99. The recovered files are saved to a CD or DVD for customer pick-up at Walgreens. The customer’s card or drive is returned and there is no charge if the recovery is not successful.
Walgreens Media Recovery Service is the first digital photo recovery service of its kind available at retail drugstores nationwide. Previously, the only options for customers with lost digital photos were do-it-yourself recovery software or expensive and unknown mail-in recovery services.
From creating prints to photo gifts, retrieving images and more, Walgreens Photo Centers are committed to delivering top-quality products and services. To learn more about the wide range of Walgreens photo services and products visit Walgreens.com/photo.
Walgreens is the nation’s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2010 sales of $67 billion. The company operates 7,580 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each day, Walgreens provides nearly 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility, long-term care and mail service, along with pharmacy benefit solutions and respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. Walgreens Take Care Health Systems subsidiary is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.
FlashFixers specializes in providing data and photo recovery services to customers who have accidentally deleted, formatted, or corrupted flash memory cards and other digital media. FlashFixers also sells and supports ImageRecall recovery software, a PC Magazine Editors’ Choice two-times award winner. For years, FlashFixers has been saving digital memories for professional photographers, camera enthusiasts and everyday computer users.