Recover Files from SD Card


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

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

Secure Digital (SD) card is a non-volatile highly-sophisticated memory device developed for use in portable devices. This postage stamp sized tiny memory card is used globally for storing data in various devices such as cellular phones, car navigation systems, camcorders, digital cameras, PDAs, smartphones, eBooks and personal computers. Power source is not required to retain data, as it uses flash memory to provide non-volatile storage. Some of the manufacturers of SD card are Matsushita, SanDisk and Toshiba.

It has a high data transfer rate and makes low battery consumption, both primary considerations for portable devices. These are preformatted with any of the FAT16, FAT32 or extFAT file systems. As they are widely used in many multimedia devices, the chances of SD card getting corrupted are more. Due to which, it is always recommended to use memory card recovery software for SD card, to recover data in case of SD card corruption. Some of the reasons that cause data loss in SD card are:

  • Vulnerability to virus attack: Most of the times, SD cards are connected to various devices, and may be used over a network; they are more vulnerable to virus attack.
  • Accidental deletion: If you accidentally delete some photos from your SD card using shift delete option, when connected to the computer, the files bypass the Recycle Bin and gets deleted permanently from the card. However, you can try recovery tool to recover deleted files from memory card.
  • SD card format: Data may be lost if you accidentally format your SD card or when some format errors such as “Format Error C:13:01”, “E:61:00 error” are displayed after formatting. To perform memory card files restoration after format error in this scenario, you can use good recovery tool to retrieve lost data after format error.
  • Improper unplugging: If the SD card is unplugged from the device during read/write process, there are chances of card getting corrupted. In such a corruption, BIOS will detect the SD card but data becomes inaccessible for the operating system.

To overcome from any of the problems discussed here, you should take some precautions such as using “Safe remove hardware” wizard while unplugging the card, carefully checking before formatting any drive, handling your cameras or other devices properly to avoid accidental deletion. If data loss happens even after taking precautions, you can use picture recovery tool which is available on the internet to undelete photos from memory card in few moments. Using this software, you can also recover data from memory card which is not detected on Windows 10 with ease.

Recover memory card is one such Windows memory card data recovery software, which performs rigorous sector by sector scanning of your SD card with the help of powerful in-built algorithms. It can be used as to recover photos from memory card as well as from CF card, MMC card, XD card, hard drives and external hard drives such as SATA, SCSI and IDE to recover all the popular file formats along with the digital RAW photos generated by professional cameras. In case you have deleted or lost your precious pictures from digital camera, then you can use digital camera memory card restoration tool and restore lost images from digital camera memory / SD card.

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

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

Perform these Steps to Perform Memory Card Recovery Software for SD Card:

Step 1: Download and install the demo version of the software. Double click on the desktop shortcut icon or use the Start Menu to launch the software. The main window will be displayed as shown in Fig A. Select the "Recover Photos" option.

Memory Card Recovery Software for SD Card - Main screen

Fig A : Main Screen

Step 2: Two options will be displayed. If you have lost your photos, select "Recover Lost Photos" option. The software will display the list of logical drives. Select the SD card from which you want to recover the files and click on "Next" as shown in Fig B.

Memory Card Recovery Software for SD Card - Select SD Card window

Fig B : Select SD Card

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

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

Step 3: All the file types that can be recovered are displayed as shown in Fig C. Select the file which you want to recover from sd card and click "Next".

Memory Card Recovery Software for SD Card - Select file types screen

Fig C : Select File Type

Step 4: After clicking the "Next" button the software scans the selected SD card. Once it is finished, you can use the "File Type View" or "Data View" option to view the recovered photos as shown in Fig D.

Memory Card Recovery Software for SD Card - File type view window

Fig D : File Type View

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

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

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