How to Restore Deleted JPEG Files from SD Card?


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Losing essential files from your SD memory card can be very frustrating particularly if it happens to be for no fault of yours. Though some lost files like text files and documents can be recreated, but recreating them is no child’s play. However losing JPG image files can be more painful as they cannot be recreated. You may lose JPG files from SD card to reasons like, abrupt pulling out of SD card, malware attack, file system corruption, power outage etc. If you meet a situation like this there is no need to get worried because you can easily get back lost JPG images from the SD card with the help of SD card recovery tool. It is a best file recovery tool that brings back your cherished photos from your SD card.

Secure Digital Card is an ultra small flash memory card designed to provide high-capacity memory in a small size, which typically measures 32 X24 X 2.1 mm and weighs approximately 2 grams. SD card uses decoder software to be compatible with the device to play audio and video clips.  Secure Digital is a highly-sophisticated and non-volatile memory card developed by Matsushita, SanDisk and Toshiba for use in portable electronic gadgets. SD cards are widely used in professional digital camera, cell phones, GPS receivers and video games consoles. Standard SD cardcapacity ranges from 4MB to 4GB, for high capacity SDHC cards it ranges from4GB to 32GB and for SDXC (Extended Capacity) will allow for 2 TB storage capacity.

JPG files stored on your SD card can be transferred to your system via card reader. If you inadvertently take out the SD card from the card reader while transferring files then the file system of your memory card may get corrupted resulting in data loss. Because, when you connect the SD card to a PC, the operating system of your computer starts accessing the file system of memory card to access data from it. Abruptly removing the SD card from the computer may interrupt the process and destroys allocation information of files in the file system. If allocation information of files is damaged in file allocation table then data stored in those particular locations becomes inaccessible resulting in severe data loss. At times, you may by chance erase JPG files from your SD memory card when it is connected to a computer, resulting in photo loss. Because, when you delete a file from memory card, it does not move to Recycle Bin instead it bypasses the Recycle Bin and such you cannot restore it from the Recycle Bin resulting in loss of data.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2008


Therefore, while deleting any file from your SD card makes sure that you are deleting data that is not important to you. Always use “Safely Remove Hardware” icon to disconnect the memory card.


The SD card recovery software can recover lost and deleted JPG files from the memory cards. SD cards, XD cards,MMC, CF cards are the different types of memory cards supported by this software.This tool can also restore data from SDHC card proficiently and retrieves all data back from all popular brands of SDHC card. Kingston, SanDisk, Lexar etc., are various brands of memory cards supported by this advance utility. This software can also undelete MP3 files from SD card which is severely corrupted. You can restore deleted photos which are saved in major file formats like JPEG, GIF, TIFF, TIF, PNG etc. This software is read-only software i.e. it will not overwrite any new data which results in permanent data loss. Download free demo version, where you can view the list of recovered data before actual data restoration. If you use this software you can even recover files from micro SD card, micro SDHC card, SDXC card, etc.

Instructions to restore deleted JPG files from SD card:


Step 1: Download, and install the free edition of SD Card Recovery Software on your system. Now, connect the SD memory card to the system. Now, launch the software, and select Recover Photos option from the main window. Then, you will see a list of available logical and physical disk drives. Choose the drive representing your SD card, and click Scan button to start scanning the SD card, as shown in figure 1.

Recover JPEG Files from SD Card - Main Window

Figure 1 : Home Screen

Step 2: Now, the software scans the SD card to find deleted & lost files as shown in figure 2.

Recover JPEG Files from SD Card - Scanning SD Card to Find Deleted/Lost Files

Figure 2 : Scanning SD Card to Find Deleted/Lost Files

Step 3: Upon the completion of scanning and recovery process, a list of recovered files are displayed. You can view the recovered files in Data View, and File Type View, as shown in figure 3.

Recover JPEG Files from SD Card - Recovered Files in Data View & File Type View

Figure 3 : Recovered Files in Data View & File Type View

Step 4: Prior to saving the recovered files, you can preview each of the recovered file just by double-clicking on the file, or by right-clickin on the file, and choosing Preview option, as shown in figure 4.

Recover JPEG Files from SD Card - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 4 : Preview Recovered Files

Step 5: Finally, if you are satisfied with the recovery results of the software, then activate the license key of the tool, and save the recovered files at the desired location of your choice, as shown in figure 5.

Recover JPEG Files from SD Card - Save Recovered Files

Figure 5 : Save Recovered Files


Note: Activate the full version of this software in order to save the recovered files from SD card. It is essential that you should buy the full version of this application so that you can save all your recovered files in your system efficiently. In demo version, saving option is unavailable therefore you need to switch from trial version to full version in order to save all your recovered files to your preferred location.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2008

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