Recover Photos from Corrupted SD Card

Sometimes, SD card tends to get damaged under various circumstances resulting in severe photo loss. There are numerous reasons due to which an SD card gets damaged; the most prominent ones are listed below:

  • Ejecting your SD card while the Digital camera is still working on the SD card
  • Utilizing the same SD card on incompatible devices or different systems
  • Interruption while transferring files from SD card to computer
  • Corruption of SD card’s file system due to deadly virus/malware infection

Is it Possible to Recover Photos from Corrupted SD Card?

Yes, but it is highly recommended to stop using your SD card after it gets damaged and store it in a safe place. You can opt following methods for image recovery from damaged SD card.

1) Restore pictures from damaged SD card by fixing it using Check Disk utility

2) Run Yodot Photo Recovery tool to recover pictures from corrupted SD card

Note: When there is no option left to fix damaged SD card, many users opt to format their SD card which is damaged to make it functional. In such cases, use Yodot Photo Recovery tool to recover erased images.

Fix Damaged SD Card and Get Back Your Photos-?

  • Attach your SD card to system and mount it as a disk drive (i.e. mass storage mode)
  • Now, go to computer and not down drive letter of SD card
  • Then, open command prompt and type chkdsk [drive letter of SD card]: /r

Now, Check Disk utility scans, locates and fixes errors which causing trouble. Once your SD card get fixed, open and access all your photos stored on it.

Recover Images from Corrupted SD Card using Yodot Photo Recovery Tool-

There are times, where you may fail to fix your SD card or you may find it is better to restore pictures from damaged SD card before fixing it. In such situation, Yodot Photo Recovery tool comes to your rescue. It is an advanced card recovery program to retrieve videos, documents, songs and many other files from damaged SD card, along with images. Other than SD card, this tool has ability to get back media files from CF, XD, Mini SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, Memory Sticks, and other memory cards manufactured by Transcend, SanDisk, Sony, Kingston, etc.

How to Get Pictures from Damaged SD Card?

  • Eject your SD card from device and connect it to a healthy Windows computer via card reader or USB
  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery software and install it on that computer
  • Open software and stick to onscreen procedure
  • Click on Lost Photo Recovery option to restore your photos from damaged SD card
  • The application displays all logical and external drives connected to the system
  • Choose connected SD card and click on Next button
  • The tool repeats scanning process and displays all deleted and lost photos from SD card
  • Choose the pictures which you want to recover
  • Browse destination location to save your restored files

The application also provides an option to preview recovered images prior to save, via Preview option and it runs compatibly on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.

If you are a Mac user, then you can download Macintosh version of this utility. And, along with recovering damaged SD card data, you can use this Mac edition of the program to restore images on iMac, music files from iTunes and lot more on Mac platforms.

Things to Remember:

  • Regularly copy your important images from SD card to computer
  • Don’t save rescued images back to the same SD card after recovery

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