Rescue Lost Photos from SD Card

Secure Digital is the standard memory card format developed by SanDisk, Panasonic and Toshiba to use as a storage device in external devices including digital cameras, mobile phones, camcorders, media players and other digital gadgets for storing photos, videos and songs.

SD cards supports FAT file system, they can be accessed in any computer irrespective of the operating system. However, there are several reasons that may lead to data loss from SD cards such as deleting files by human negligence, corruption of file system in memory card, ejecting card while transfer of files, etc. In such condition you need to retrieve your data from SD card.

Lost file recovery has special built-in algorithms which are useful for recovering all file types irrespective of its nature. It supports recovery of files from external hard drives, FireWire drives, pen drives, iPods, etc. It recovers files from formatted and corrupted memory cards. It supports recovery of deleted items from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 partitions. This software supports most of the file formats of video such as AVI, MP4, MPEG, MPG, M4V, 3G2, 3GP file types. This software helps to retrieve lost files from Android, Windows and Mac operating system.

Various reasons for lost photos from SD card:

File system corruption: If the file system i.e., FAT32 is infected from some harmful malware or virus then it results in corruption of memory card and pictures from the card are inaccessible. If the same memory card is used in different electronic gadgets then the file structures of the card gets corrupted and result in inaccessibility and loss of photos.

SD card corruption: There are chances that your files might get lost or inaccessible when your SD card gets corrupted due to a damaged file system. This can happen after using the same SD card on multiple devices or in different computers.

Interruption during transferring files: It is very essential that the file gets transferred properly from your SD card to your system. Any interruption that takes place at the time when your files are getting transferred will affect all the stored files severely.

Third party applications: Antivirus software scanning your SD card could delete some or all photos if they are infected with harmful viruses. Moreover, the incorrect execution of cut and paste commands for moving files between the SD card and computer hard drive, can lead to deletion of valuable photos.

Features of lost file recovery software:

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Steps to recover lost photos from SD card:

Step 1: Download and install free demo version of lost file recovery software. Select “RECOVER PHOTOS” from the main screen, refer figure 1.

Lost File Recovery - Main screen

Figure 1 - Main Windows

Step 2: Choose “RECOVER LOST PHOTOS ” from the next screen to recover your lost picture, refer figure 2. Then select the SD card from where you need to recover file. Software starts scanning process.

Lost File Recovery - Select Recover Lost Photos

Figure 2 - Select Recover Lost Photos

Step 3: Once scanning is over, you can view the recovered file in the list of “FILE TYPE VIEW / DATA VIEW”, refer figure 3.

Lost File Recovery - View in File Type View / Data View

Figure 3 - View in File Type View / Data View

Precautions to be followed to recover data from SD card:

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