How to Recover Data from Nikon SD Card?

In present trends there are wide varieties of digital camera brands. Among them, Nikon is the most popular producer of digital cameras, camcorders and other digital gadgets. These devices use SD cards as a secondary storage component. Nikon SD cards provide large storage capacity, high data transfer rate and portability. However, still one cannot simple rely on them as these removable storage devices can become victim of data loss due to any unanticipated reasons.

Let us discuss most common data loss scenarios with Nikon SD card:

  • Formatting or deleting the data from Nikon SD card: Multimedia files that the Nikon SD card holds will get erased completely once you are deleted them unintentionally or format SD card to free it from errors
  • Corrupt or not detected Nikon SD memory cards: Now you might think about lost files after Nikon SD card gets corrupted due to suspicious virus or malware infection, rough usages in some insecure device, improper handlings like disconnecting the device when it was in use, file system corruption, formatting error, etc

However, files deleted or lost from Nikon SD card will not wiped out permanently after deletion or format. In fact, only the file entries like file pointer, file name, file size and other related details will be removed from file system of Nikon SD card. Hence you have high chances of recovering files from Nikon SD card using any efficient card recovery software.

Nikon SD card recovery software:

One of the appropriate solutions to bring back photos and video recording from Nikon SD card is Yodot Photo Recovery software that acts as perfect card Recovery application. Its simple and smooth interface provides friendly way to extract data from Nikon SD card without any difficulties. This tool is capable of restoring various types of image files (JPEG, JPG, PIC, TIFF, IMG, GIF, etc.), video recordings (AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, etc) and audio files from Nikon Secure Digital Flash card on your Windows PC. Using this software you can even regain RAW image files from memory cards used in various brands of cameras and camcorders. Furthermore, this utility is able to rescue data from flash memory cards, flash drives, hard drives, compact hard drives, etc. This tool works on computers or Notebooks running with Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2003, 2008 operating systems. Mac users can use Yodot Mac Photo recovery software to restore their valuable photos, videos and other files from Nikon SD card on their Mac OS X system.

Steps to extract data from Nikon SD card:

  • Connect affected Nikon SD card via card reader to a healthy Windows system
  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery software to that PC
  • After that run the utility and proceed further by following on screen guidelines
  • Main windows contains two options such as “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery” options
  • Select any of the options based on data loss scenario that you have met with the Nikon SD card
  • Next you will get a screen with all the drives that are present in that Windows system
  • Choose the Nikon SD card drive, then this utility will start the scanning process and shows all the removed or missing data preserved in Nikon SD card
  • Finally, mark your preferred files and folders and save to your desired location on Windows system, external hard drive or to CD/DVD (But not to the same Nikon SD card)

Basic instructions:

  • Do not use the Nikon SD card after any data loss
  • Backup your essential data of Nikon SD card on system or any other devices
  • Avoid using Nikon SD memory card on virus infected systems

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