Recover Deleted Files from SD Card
SD card are also known as Secure Digital Card. SD card are used to store files, folders, your favorite photos, music files and videos. SD cards are available in various data storage capacities from 1GB to 32GB to store data. You can find various types of SD cards such as MiniSD cards, MicroSD cards, SDHC card, MiniSDHC cards, MicroSDHC cards etc. However, similar to hard drive SD cards are prone to data loss due to various reasons like accidental deletion files, deleting a drive or partition; accidental formatting of SD card, improper ejection, file system corruption, ejection of SD card while transferring files etc. Any of the above mentioned reasons may cause files in the SD card to become inaccessible resulting in data loss. In such case of data loss, just make use of File Recovery Software which also allows you to retrieve permanently deleted files from hard drive on both Windows and Mac based OS.
When you lose or delete a file or format your SD card, the files do not get deleted permanently from the storage device. Only the index of the file gets removed from the file directory. The Operating System marks this space as available for storing new files. But the deleted files are still present on the SD card. It is possible to restore deleted files from formatted SD card by using good SD card recovery software. Deleted files recovery from formatted SD card is possible until, unless the deleted / lost files get overwritten by new files. This tool for SD card recovery can also be used to recover lost files from CF card with ease. Take the precaution given below before recovering files.
How to Recover Files from SD Card?
Follow the few easy steps to recover files from formatted SD card using File Recovery (Windows) software.
Step 1:Download and install the software, run the software by double clicking the shortcut icon present on the desktop or by selecting the icon by START MENU -> ALL PROGRAMS. The main window displays as shown in Image 1. Select Recover Files option from the main window as shown in Image 1
Figure 1: Main Window
Step 2: Select Recover Deleted Files or Recover Lost Files options from the window to recover lost files from formatted SD card as shown in Image 2.
Figure 2: Select Recover Deleted / Lost files Option
Step 3:Once you select the option a new window displays the detected logical and physical drives as shown in Image 3. Select the logical drive from which you need to restore deleted files as shown in Image 3 and click NEXT
Figure 3: Select Logical Drive
Step 4:Once you click on NEXT the software starts scanning the drive to recover files from your formatted SD card. Once the scanning is completed you can view recovered data using Data View or File Type View options as shown in Image 4
Figure 4:View Recovered Files
Step 5: You can save your scanned data by using Save Recovery Session option. Later when you purchase the full version of the software use the Open Recovery session option to re-load the scanned data and save it in your preferred location as shown in Image 5.
Figure 5: Save / Open Recovery Session