Restore Data from External Memory card

“Today morning when I attached my external memory card to Windows computer in order to move some media files, it displayed error saying card needs to be formatted. When I used this external memory card in another PC, same error message displayed or appeared again; so, I clicked on ‘Yes’ option to overcome that error. As I expected formatting my external memory card completely erased data saved in it. Is there any chance to bring back few GB’s of formatted data from external memory card? Help me!”

Even though external memory card are handy storage devices to preserve and share huge amount data; some users feel that external memory card is not safe to store previous photos, videos, songs, documents and other files when they come across above mentioned data loss mishap. As these external memory cards are exposed to harmful external threats when it used in various devices; it is difficult to give assurance towards data preserved in it. External memory card might get corrupted due to harmful viruses, malicious malwares or dangerous spyware attacks; this indeed makes its data inaccessible. Other reason accountable for loss of data from external memory card is mentioned as follows:

  • Using ‘Delete’ option on set of files or employing “Format’ option in external memory card mistakenly when it is connected to system will removed files permanently
  • Disconnecting external memory card from Windows computer while transferring or accessing files stored in it might results in loss of files that are in use
  • Scanning external memory card with anti-virus software soon after connecting it to PC may remove virus infected files with or without your permission

Most of external memory card users might face this kind of frustrating situations in daily usages of these removable storage devices. It will become bottleneck when user didn’t have previous backup for external memory card’s lost or erased files. In such events, end this disturbance by using trustworthy card recovery software to restore your treasured media files or vital documents from external memory card.

External memory card data recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery application provides easy way to get back lost or deleted media files from external memory card on Windows system. By scanning external memory card thoroughly, you can restore back missing or erased files and folders proficiently. It can extract photos, songs, videos, movies, documents and other file formats effectively from external memory card. Also, this tool supports recovery of pictures, videos, music files and other files from SD, SDHC, SDXC, Micro SD, CF, MMC, XD and other models of external memory cards manufactured by SanDisk, Transcend, EMTEC, PNY, Apacer, Dane Elec, Lexar, Sony and other popular brands. You can even accomplish data recovery from flash memory cards which are dead, failed, crashed, damaged, locked or inaccessible without any difficulties. This card retrieval software is compatible to work with Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2008 and 2003 operating systems. Even Mac users can restore data from external memory card using Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software.

Steps to restore data from external memory card:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery on Windows desktop or laptop
  • Plug in external memory card via USB or card reader
  • Open the installed program and stick to the instructions present on screen
  • You’ll find two options “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery” from first windows
  • Select the option based on data loss scenario with external memory card
  • Then, you get a screen containing all internal partitions and external drives present in the system, choose the drive represents external memory card
  • Next, mark the file types which you need to retrieve or click on “Skip” button to tick all the file types automatically
  • Subsequently, this application scans selected external memory card and displays all recoverable files
  • Finally, select the media files that you want to rescue; preview them before retrieving and browse for target location to save them on Windows hard drive

Tips to Remember

  • Avoid using external memory card on unsecure devices to prevent virus or malware attacks
  • Never remove external memory card during file transferring process
  • Don’t use external memory card after data loss to avoid data overwriting