I had a minor photo related mishap yesterday, I deleted files from the SD card on my Canon 550D without importing them onto my PC first. I've connected the camera up and pointed PhotoRec and some other recovery software at it but the card isn't shown as a drive on either.
Windows seems to only let me access files on the card through explorer by clicking the camera icon, then the card. I've also tried assigning a drive letter in computer management but the camera doesn't show up there. Windows can obviously read this device as a disk, is there any way for me to assign it a drive letter or mount it as a regular disk without purchasing an SD card reader?