Recovering Photos and Videos from SD Card

In recent days arrival of various digital gadgets like mobile phones, digital cameras, etc makes most of people go crazy about capturing photos, watching videos, listening to music and other related habits. As it is easy to store and share photos, videos and so on with the assistance of storage device like SD cards, users are paying more attention towards usage of such storage media. And mutually SD cards become more popular as secondary storage components in various digital devices for storing various data types.

However, clicked photos and videos of various events, things, nature, etc may go missing or get removed from SD card because of numerous reasons. Along with images, if your favorite video clips get erased from SD card, then it will become most disappointing situation. Deleting photos and videos from SD card accidentally is considered as one of the main reason. Mistakenly formatting SD card also become major threat for lot of pictures and videos stored in it.

Factors like improper ejection of SD card, malicious virus attack, repeatedly connecting or disconnecting SD from host devices, using SD card in various devices, etc might results in corruption of SD and make its data inaccessible along with photos and videos. However it is not required to be sad about lost photos and videos from SD card, because you can get precise card recovery software to rescue photos and video files deleted or lost from SD card.

Photo and video recovery tool for SD card:

One of the well-organized card recovery software recommended by most of the data recovery experts is Yodot Photo Recovery. It can rigorously scan SD card and retrieves missing photos as well as videos from SD card on Windows system. This utility has the ability to get back various formats of photos (JPG, JPEG, PIC, IMG, BMP, TIFF, TIF, PSD, PNG, GIF, etc.) and videos files (MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG, M4V, XVID and so on.) from SD memory card. Including photos and videos, you can even recover MP3 files from SD card along with other music files formats such as WAV, MP4, M4A, MIDI, AIFF, AIF, etc. Apart from SD cards, it can recover data from other storage devices on Windows computer installed with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems. Even, users can restore photos and videos from SD card using Photo Recovery for Mac software on Mac system installed with Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks OS versions.

Simple steps to extract photos and videos from SD card:

  • Connect your SD card via card reader to Windows system
  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery program to that Windows computer
  • After installing the software run the application
  • Main screen of this utility has two options such as “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Select any of the options based on scenario that caused deletion or loss of photos and videos from SD card
  • Now you will find list of partitions or drives related with that PC
  • Choose the drive which denotes externally coupled SD card
  • This tool scans selected device drive and displays all the removed or lost photos and video files
  • Mark the pictures and audio files that you what to get back and click on “Next” option
  • At last save those retrieved media files to your desired destination location on system hard drive but do not save on same SD card to pass up data overwriting mishap


  • Avoid saving new files on SD card after loss or removal of photos and videos to avoid data overwriting
  • Backup your beloved images and videos clips stored in SD card on system hard disk or other storage devices

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