Retrieve Pictures from Faulty SD Card

SD card is the tiniest memory card largely used in digital devices such as cameras, camcorders, cell phones, MP3 players, MP6 players, iPods and so on. It is designed in such a way that being smaller in size, it provides high data access speed as well as large capacity which makes it appropriate for portable devices. But many times due to improper way of handling SD card could become faulty which render inaccessibility or loss of precious pictures saved in it. Faulty SD card starts throwing some strange behaviors when you try to access information from it.

Symptoms shown by faulty SD card:

  • When you try to read contents from SD card through your computer, you can see the subfolders present in it. But when you try to access information from it, you get error message stating that you cannot read from the device
  • You will not be able to do anything on your digital devices as you will see only back screen
  • Pictures present in SD card may go missing all of a sudden
  • You could see the files of SD card in digital devices as well as in your computer. But when you try to move files to another location you will get error messages
  • The digital device in which you have inserted SD card may ask you to format the card
  • SD card gets detected successfully on your computer, but when you try to open it you might get ‘file system not found’ error message
  • You can carry out various tasks such as moving, copying, deleting adding and so on. But when you try to view newly added photos you will get error code

Most important reasons that result in faulty SD card are:

  • Virus or malware infection due to connecting SD card to unknown systems
  • Inappropriate way of ejecting SD card from your computer
  • Generation of bad sectors as a result of using it repeatedly
  • Power failure while you are moving pictures from SD card to the system

Picture recovery from faulty SD card:

In case of unavailability of your precious photos from backup copy, the best way to get them back is through efficient SD card recovery software like Yodot Photo Recovery. It uses unique scanning algorithm by which it restores your inaccessible, lost or deleted pictures from faulty SD card. Along with recovering files from faulty SD card, you will be able to get back data from corrupted, inaccessible, empty and formatted SD card on both Windows and Mac systems running with Windows 8, 8.1, 7, XP, Vista, server 2003, server 2008, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks operating systems. Including SD card, this tool support media file recovery from almost all kinds of memory cards such as MicroSD, SDHC, SDXC, MiniSD, MMC, Smart Media, xD, CF cards, memory sticks, etc. Besides photos, this application has the potential to recover even large amount of phoo, video, music and other files from SD card on both Windows and Mac platforms.

Procedure to regain photos from faulty SD card:

  • At first connect SD card to your Windows computer
  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery software into the system in which you have connected faulty SD card
  • Execute the software and start to recover photos from faulty SD card
  • Main screen shows two options which are “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Choose second option in order to bring back photos from faulty SD card
  • Select the drive which indicates SD card and permit it to scan by hitting on “Next”
  • Once the scanning process gets completed, you will get the list of recoverable files
  • Select photos which you want otherwise click on “Skip” to automatically select all files
  • Verify files using two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview restored pictures for confirmation
  • Finally save them on a safe and desired location other than SD card

Useful Points:

  • Always eject SD card properly by hitting on the appropriate option provided in Windows
  • Keep transferring SD card photos to your computer in order to keep them as a backup

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