How to Perform SD Card Recovery

 SD Card Recovery

How to Perform SD Card Recovery

Ever mistakenly lost precious photos, videos and other data from your SD card? Still panic and is there any way to recover those formatted, deleted and lost files? You will say no but the real answer is Yes. You can perform an SD card recovery easily on your own no matter you are running computer with Windows or Mac OS.

First things first – Immediately stop using your SD card which stored precious pictures, movies and other files. If you are much more cautious, plug the SD card out of the device like digital camera, camcorder, mobile phone or even game console, etc. and put it in safe place.

Caution: Never let the slim SD card have any chance to suffer physical damage.

Why should you keep those things first? – In order to maximize the chance of SD card data recovery. Technically speaking, a single delete or format option won’t erase the real data that saved on your SD card. The real data is still stored on the precious sectors of the disk on your SD card. As long as those data is not overwritten (If you continue to save more files, they might be overwritten), it is definitely possible to let those lost files come alive with SD card recovery software.

How to recover files from SD card

By relying on third-party SD card data recovery software – it is pretty straight forwards. Micro SD data recovery software will use advanced algorithms to scan your SD card and dig the disk to search your erased files. Wondershare Photo Recovery (compatible with Windows 8/7/Vista/XP) and Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac are such recovery software which can recover images from SD card easily, as well as video and audio files.
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With ONLY 3 steps, you can quickly perform SD card file recovery

Step 1. Here we try Windows version to recover SD card files. Connect your SD card to a computer and install Wondershare Photo Recovery on that computer. Run the program and click “Start” in the start interface as follow.
SD card recovery
Step 2. Choose the drive letter of your SD card and click “Scan” to search lost or deleted files from your SD card.
SD card data recovery
Step 3. When the scan finishes, you will be able to preview found files so as to check whether your lost files are found or not. Then select files you want to recover from  SD card with one click.
micro SD card data recovery

Common SD card data loss scenarios

Wondershare Photo Recovery can perform SD card data recovery under the below scenarios:
» Accidentally deleted files from SD card
» Formatted SD card
» SD card got corrupted or inaccessible
» Virus inflection
» Power failure
» Others
Meanwhile, famous SD card such as  Lexar SD card, Sandisk SD card,  ATP SD card, Kingston SD card, Transend SD card,PNY SD card etc, and card types like Mini SD card, SDHC card, and MMC card are all supported.

If you also want to recover documents more than videos, photos and audio files, such as Office documents, PDF files, Archives, Emails, etc. from computer or other devices, you need to choose the higher version: Wondershare Data Recovery or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac, which does more than the Photo Recovery.
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Video tutorial of SD card recovery in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP

Tips to Ensure Better Chance of SD card file recovery:
1. Better take the SD card out of your media device, and then plug it into your computer with a card reader.
2. DO NOT defragment your SD card before the SD card recovery.
3. Save the recovered files to another disk instead of the original card.


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