Rescue Pictures from Erased SD Card

Secure Digital card is commonly called as SD card is a widely used secondary storage device in portable digital gadgets like mobile phones, digital camera, music player and others. These storage devices are capable of storing wide and variety of data such as photos, songs, videos, documents, etc. However losing photos and other files from SD card is very common problem.

Sometimes users may accidental erase photo from SD card by pressing the format option in camera or when it is connected to the system. In some scenarios, people my erase the SD card in order to overcome corruption issues and format errors caused due to ejecting the SD card during file transfer process, harmful virus attack, usage of same SD card on various devices and others. In case file system of SD card gets corrupted due to any of these reasons, then it leads to formatting errors like "Card needs to be formatted. Do you want to format it now” when SD card is connected to your PC. This error message forces you to erase the photos and other contents of SD card in order to reuse it for storing data.

When you erase or format photos from your SD card, it just deletes the each and every file entries like file name, file size, time stamp and others from file index table; whereas its will still remain intact on SD memory card until new file content takes up its space. This makes it possible to retrieve your photos from erased SD card by using any card recovery software.

Photo recovery software for erased SD card:

Yodot Photo Recovery is efficient card recovery software that helps you to get photos back from erased SD memory card on Windows system. This utility has the ability to find and rescue various formats of photo files such as JPG, JPEG, PSD, TIF, IMG, PNG and others. The application restores other file types such as RAW images, audio tracks, videos and other documents based on their unique file signature. It can even extract RAW images from all popular camera brands including Nikon, Panasonic, Canon, Olympus, Kodak, etc. This tool supports all the latest versions of Windows OS including Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003.

Steps to rescue photos from erased SD card:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery software to your Windows desktop / laptop
  • Connect the erased SD card via USB or card reader to your Windows PC
  • Run the software and follow the main screen steps
  • Use “Lost Photo Recovery” option to extract your lost photos from erased SD card
  • Later the software displays all the internal and external drives present on your system
  • Choose the drive which represents your erased SD card and click on “Next” button
  • The tool scans the selected SD card drive and displays all the lost photo files from it
  • Select the pictures which you want to recover
  • You can even preview the photo files before saving them using “Preview” option
  • At last, browse for the destination location in order to save your retrieved photos, but not to the same erased SD card which might result in overwriting of data


  • When you accidentally format the SD card then avoid storing new data on that erased SD card
  • Always, have a backup of your beloved images of SD card
  • Don’t use same SD card in various device because it might get corrupt

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