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Most Practical way to Restore Files from Mini SD Card

SD card is one of the most useful and popular memory chip used in today’s modern technology. SD card technology is being followed by more than 400 brands including more than 8000 models. Secure Digital card comprises several families of cards viz. Mini SD card, Micro SD card, standard capacity (SDSC), high capacity (SDHC), extended capacity (SDXC) and SDIO card family with additional input / output functions. SD card are divided into three form factors, which are “orginal size”, “mini size” and “micro size”. SanDisk Inc first launched Mini SD card in the year 2003, which had dimension of 20mm wide, 21.5mm long, thickness of about 1.4mm and weight about 1g.

The main flexible feature of Mini SD card is that it can be used in several types of electronic gadgets like mobiles, cameras, media players, portable game consoles etc. For features like smaller size, higher data storage space and faster data transfer speed, Mini SD cards are used frequently to store large number of important files such as PDFs, document files, media files including images, audios and videos. But you can’t just avoid losing important files from Mini SD cards because they are equally prone to data loss scenarios. In such cases, to recover data from Mini SD card you need to use efficient SD card recovery software.

A few of the data loss Scenarios on Min SD cards are highlighted below:

  • File System corruption: Sometimes the file system on your Mini SD card may get corrupt due to improper data transfer or improper modification of file types, leaving the stored files inside as inaccessible. In that case, when you try to access the SD card files, it will show some error message like “SD card blank or has unsupported file system”. But the files in the Mini SD card were still occupying the storage space.
  • Accidental Formatting: Files can be deleted / lost from Mini SD card due to formatting of memory card accidentally. Formatting the Mini SD card without having proper backup also gives rise to data loss situation. Sometimes the Mini SD card may not be formatted properly, showing formatting error. In that case your Mini SD card gets corrupted, making all stored files inaccessible to you.
  • Additional Reasons: There are also some other reasons behind data loss from Mini SD card like improper system shutdown or instant power failure during file transfer between your Mini SD card and computer. Improper handling of the mini SD card or corruption due to third party utility can also lead to file loss.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

Whatever may be the reason for data loss from Mini SD card, you can recover all files by using relevant SD card recovery software. This software is especially designed to recover files memory card. By using this software you can also undelete pictures from formatted memory card. To recover data, this software scans entire SD card within few minutes by using internal scanning algorithm. For safe recovery, follow some of the important tips are given below.

  • First remove your Mini SD card from your digital camera or any other electronic device.
  • Do not use this Mini SD card until the lost data is recovered, or else it will overwrite data and you will lose data permanently.
  • Connect Mini SD card to a healthy computer where you have installed recovery software.
  • Finally store the recovered data in a healthy storage media.

You can also use this software to recover files from the external hard drives like SATA, SCSI, IDE, etc. The software helps you to recover files in all data loss scenarios like file system corruption, virus attack, memory card corruption, accidental formatting etc. It can recover image files such as (JPEG, JPG, GIF, PSD, TIFF, TIF, BMP, PNG etc), RAW photos (CR2, CRW, ARW, SR2, DNG, RAF etc), video files (MP4, MOV, 3G2, 3GP, AVI, MPEG, MPG etc), music (MP3, MP4, AIFF, AIF, RA, AMR etc), text file etc. It can support movie file recovery from all types of memory cards like SD card, XD card, memory stick, MMC etc. One can easily obtain trial version of this software and estimate music file recovery, before purchasing complete version of this tool. The application also performs successful recovery of SD card on Mac and Windows Operating System.

Follow steps to recover data from Mini SD card:

Step 1: Connect Mini SD card in your PC. Then download and install the software in your system. You will find three option "Recover Files", "Recover Photos" and "Recover Partition / Drives". Among these options you have to choose "Recover Photos" option to recover media files from Mini SD card.

Recover Data from Mini SD Card - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Next you will find two options "Recover Deleted Photos" or "Recover Lost Photos". Out of the two you can select any of the two that matches your scenario.

Recover Data from Mini SD Card - Select Recovery Mode

Figure 2: Select Recovery Mode

Step 3: Then select Mini SD card from which you want to recover media files. Click "Next"to begin the scanning process.

Recover Data from Mini SD Card - Select SD card

Figure 3: Select Mini SD Card


Step 4: After the scanning process you can preview the recovered files by using the "Preview" option.

KRecover Data from Mini SD Card - Recovered Files

Figure 4: Recovery Results

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

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