Restore Deleted Files from SD Card


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)


How to Recover Deleted Files from SD Card?

SD cards are one of the most useful and popular storage devices. Generally, you prefer to use SD cards as it is compatible with different  types of devices like mobiles, cameras, media players, portable game consoles etc. Since SD cards provide higher data storage capacity and faster data transfer speed, they are frequently used to store large amount of data like PDFs, document files, media files etc. Though, few SD cards have manual write protect switch to avoid data loss, it is likely to lose some of your important files due to accidental deletion.

One day, by seeing how messy your SD card is i.e. how all images and other files are scattered on your SD card, you decided to create one new folder and just dumped everything into that new  folder. After some days, you want to delete some folders from an SD card that had files which are no longer needed.  In a hurry, you connected SD card to your computer using a card reader and accidentally selected the new folder that had precious files, images and deleted along with other folders. What now??? Losing such an important data can be totally shocking as the data like images of wedding ceremony  can never be recreated!!! You must be thinking to restore deleted data from Windows Recycle Bin. But, you cannot as files deleted from SD card or any other removable storage devices bypass the Recycle Bin. Here are some other scenarios due to which your files may get deleted.

Due to Formatting: You might have accidentally formatted the SD card without taking a proper backup of data which is essential. Formatting process deletes all files and folders from SD card and creates the new file system. Therefore, accidentally formatting SD card results in data loss.

Deletion of files from SD card on Camera: You might have accidentally deleted some photos from the digital camera’s SD card.  When you delete files from digital camera, there is no special folder to store deleted files like Recycle Bin resulting in a loss of files.

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)

Well, if you have backup of lost data then you are lucky!!! But, what if you don’t have a backup???  Are you out of luck??? Stay Calm!!! When you delete the files, only links pointing to the location of files are removed from a directory structure. The files still exist until you save new files over that storage area. Therefore, don’t use that SD card before recovering all those deleted files properly. This will reduce the chances of the deleted files getting overwritten by newly saved files.

Recover SD Card Software can recover SD card deleted files easily. If your SD card is corrupted due to virus attack, file system corruption, improper system shutdown or power failures during data transfer then use this software. It can easily recover corrupted sd card data easily. It can also retrieve files from accidentally  formatted SD cards, XD cards, Memory sticks, MMCs etc. The special built in algorithm of this software helps you to restore deleted/lost media files like images, audios, digital RAW image files and videos on the basis of their signatures. The application performs Kingston SD card recovery and also supports different brands of SD cards like Transcend, Sony, Lexar, etc. This software is compatible with  both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems like Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. If you’ve deleted SD card files on Mac OS X then you can recover SD card on Mac using Mac version of SD Card Recovery Software. SD card supports storage of MP4 video files. These file formats are used to store multimedia files ranging from audio clips, video clips, sub-titles, and animated items. They can be deleted accidentally or during anti – virus scanning, the infected files may be deleted. Using SD card recovery software you can restore deleted mp4 videos from sd card on Windows and Mac OS.

Useful Steps to recover SD card deleted files:

Step 1: Connect the affected SD card to the computer either using card reader or using camera. Then download and install the demo version of SD Card Recovery Software to that computer. Launch the application and choose "Recover Photo" option to rescue the deleted image files as shown in Fig 1

Recover SD Card Deleted Files - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: After selecting this option two options will appear on the next screen such as "Recover Deleted Photos" and "Recover Lost Photos". Select the option "Recover Deleted Photos" to recover SD card deleted files as shown in Fig 2.

Recover SD Card Deleted Files - Select Recovery Mode

Figure 2: Select Recovery Mode

Step 3: After selecting appropriate option choose the SD card and click on "Next" button to start the scanning process.

Recover SD Card Deleted Files - Select SD Card

Figure 3: Select SD Card

Step 4: After the scanning process is over you will be able to see the recovered files and accordingly evaluate the recovery results. You can also save the recovered files to a desired storage space when you’ll be using the purchased version of this software

Recover SD Card Deleted Files - Preview Results

Figure 4: Evaluate the 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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