Free Software to Recover Files from SD Card


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

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including macOS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, and previous versions)


SD card is a digital multimedia storage device that is compatible with almost all the latest digital devices such as Mobile phones, digital camcorders, digital cameras, MP3 players, etc. SD card is commonly known as Secure Digital card. The standard capacity of a SD card is 2 GB and varies based on your requirement. The best feature of this storage device is that it allows you to store any digital multimedia file like video file, audio recording, photo file, etc. Besides this, you can easily transfer any file at any point of time from SD card to other supportable device and vice versa. Generally, SD card comes with different speed formats which are measured in MB/s. High data transfer rate and low battery consumption are the most prominent features of this tiny multimedia storage device because of which it's widely popular in all over the world. Due to its less storage capacity, SDHC memory card is gaining more popularity because the size limit of this card is more than SD card. Normal capacity of SDHC card is 4 GB, but due to tremendous advancement of technology, the size limit of these cards is extended till 32 GB. On the downside, these flash memory cards, just like other memory cards, are not immune to corruption. You card can get corrupted at any point of time without giving any prior notice. You will come to know about it only when you are not able to access any file stored in it. Your files gets deleted or lost as soon as your SD card gets corrupt / damaged. There exists the need of SD card recovery software which performs corrupt SD card recovery and help you out to rescue SD card files after corruption just within few simple steps.

There are plenty of reasons responsible for data loss from SD card, but the most common and widespread reasons are mentioned below:

Abruptly removing SD card from card reader / camera: Your data gets deleted or lost if you abruptly remove Secure Digital card from the card reader or from camera, while you are transferring any data to your system or while your camera is in active mode. Removing SD card like this creates interruption during transfer process. This interruption not only affects your stored files, but also it can adversely affect to the functioning of your operating system. Incomplete file that has been transferred gets corrupted and most of the files which didn’t get transferred successfully get deleted automatically if you abruptly remove SD card from card reader or camera when both are in processing mode. The software can recover photos from digital camera SD cards of various brands like Nikon, Canon, Sony, etc.

Unexpected System Shutdown: If there is a continuous power fluctuation, then your system is likely to shut down unexpectedly. If this situation takes place at the time when you are storing any file to your SD card or when you are transferring any file from your SD card to system, then there are more chances that your file may get deleted. Unexpected system shut down is a disastrous scenario which is completely responsible for data loss. Your SD card gets severely damaged if your system shuts down abruptly while SD card is inconnection with your system.

Accidental formatting of SD card: Your data gets deleted from your SD card, if you accidentally format it without keeping a backup of all the stored files. Once your card gets formatted then there is no chance that your file will not get deleted. As soon as your format, all your important folder, files and data get disappeared within a moment. Therefore, accidental formatting of SD card is the most common and most occurring scenario which is responsible for data loss. You can restore your data back only by using good SD card recovery software that can efficiently recover data erased from formatted SD memory card.

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

Hence, all the above mentioned scenarios are the most common and important causes accountable for data loss. But you can always recover it even after file gets deleted by using reliable SD card recovery utility. Using third party software is the ultimate solution, but before this you need to know how to save your valuable data from getting deleted. For this purpose, you need to follow certain precautionary measures which are stated below:

  • Never pull out card reader in between when your files are getting transferred from card reader to system or vice versa
  • Check twice before deleting unwanted files. This will help you to avoid accidental deletion of your important files and data
  • Fix the problem of power fluctuation in order to protect your system from getting crashed and also to avoid any interruption during transfer process
  • Keep your system virus free by using effective anti-virus program
  • Do not pull out SD card abruptly from the camera when it is on

Therefore, these above mentioned precautionary measures are very much useful for protecting your important data from getting deleted. But these precautionary measures cannot recover back your already deleted files from SD card. In order to recover lost MP3 files from SD card and all other essential data, you need to use recovery software to retrieve SD card data. This SD card restoration app proves to be the best recovery program for recovering all deleted photo, music and video files within a quick span of time. The most prominent feature of this tool is that it can successfully undelete files from unformatted SD card and can easily recover media files which bypass Windows Recycle Bin when they are deleted from SD cards. Not only this, but also it act as a protective shield that helps to recover lost MP3 files from SD card and also restore files from formatted partitions even if you have re-installed Windows.

It has powerful built-in special algorithms which is capable of recovering any lost file under any circumstances. The software can recover files from Blackberry SD card including other mobile device such as Samsung, Sony, etc. With the help of this software, you can easily perform SD card data recovery including other memory card types like Micro SD card, Mini SD card, SDXC, SDHC, Cf, xD, etc. This tool is best suitable for recovering deleted video files from SD card, hard drives. iPods, USB external drives, etc. Different versions of Windows OS like Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 are highly compatible by this software. It can even restore lost files from SD card on Mac Operating system and later versions.

Steps to recover deleted/lost files from SD card:

Step 1: Download, and install the free edition of SD Card Recovery Software on your system. Now, connect the SDHC 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.

SD Card Recovery Software - 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.

SD Card Recovery Software - 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.

SD Card Recovery Software - 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.

SD Card Recovery Software - 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.

SD Card Recovery Software - Save Recovered Files

Figure 5 : Save Recovered Files

Note: If your are satisfied with the result obtained by using demo version of this tool, then you can purchase and activate the full version of this SD card recovery program in order to restore previously saved recovery session. Once you activate the full version of this application, you will be able to restore all your rectrieved files on your system efficiently.

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

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