Extract Files from Portable SD Card

“I capture plenty of pictures and record videos in my digital camera that saves the files in its SD card. The card is of 64GB capacity and after capturing all my pics, I connect this card to my desktop or other laptop from friends to share them. However, during this intervention recently, card showed some error message like undetectable drive when connected to one of my friend’s laptop. Since then SD card nowhere worked and I am worried about the files it holds as I cannot think of losing it. Can anyone suggest any way to get files from undetectable SD card?”

Genuinely, SD cards are best portable storage devices that can be used on most of the digital gadgets to store user data. This flash storage based memory card suits well on portable gadgets like digital camera, camcorder, Tablet, etc. as extendable drive. With its flash technology, data storage and extraction can be achieved at faster rate. This removable memory card can be ply and played on different computers, gadgets, etc. with no compatibility issues. Unfortunately, every good thing has its dark side and so is with portable SD card. Many users of SD card tend to lose data saved in it due to occurrence of unexpected situations like:

  • Unintended deletion of entire data from SD card due to accidental pressing of ‘Delete All’ button
  • Wrongly selecting portable SD card connected on system to format instead of other logical partition that is to be formatted
  • Use of same SD memory card on varied operating systems, gadgets, etc. can cause faults in its working ability causing inaccessibility of data saved in it
  • Saving more files to portable SD card when there isn’t enough free memory or when host device is running on low battery can damage the card severely
  • Forceful pulling of portable SD card from computer or any digital gadget during data transfer or saving any files to it can corrupt the card
  • Files on SD card may even get away from user access due to broken lock switch on the card

In these instances, user will be deprived of accessing files saved in portable SD card that meanwhile tends to data loss. To overcome the problem of data inaccessibility on portable SD card one should prefer relevant memory card recovery program.

Portable SD card recovery program:

To recover data from portable SD card that isn’t working or that is erased on Windows computer, make use of Yodot Photo Recovery software. Its ingenious restoration modules can bring back all media file types like RAW images, music and videos along with other text file formats from SD card. It is even capable of restoring encrypted files from SD card, CF, micro SDHC, memory stick, micro SDXC, MMC, mini SD, xD, XQD, SM and other flash memory cards with ease. Apart from memory cards, it can retrieve files from internal & external hard drive, USB pen drive, FireWire Drive, SSD and other storage components having NTFS, NTFS5, FAT32, FAT16, ReFS and ExFAT, file systems. This tool is compatible only on Windows OS like Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and Server 2003. Mac users need to worry because there is Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool that does the same on Macintosh machines running with Snow Leopard, Leopard, Mountain Lion, Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite OS X.

Simple steps to extract files from portable SD card:

  • Download the application on a healthy computer and install it completely
  • Before running the program, connect your portable SD card to this system
  • In main screen click on ‘Deleted Photo Recovery’ option to get back erased files from SD
  • Else click on ‘Lost Photo Recovery’ option to retrieve lost or missing data
  • Then, from the list of existing drives, select SD card from where files have to be restored
  • Proceeding next, mention required file types to recover from the card or simply click on Skip button
  • When scanning completes, a list of restored data will get displayed in two view types ‘Data view’ and ‘File Type View’
  • Next, preview any recovered media file and save recovery session to a defined location
  • After activating product key, save necessary recovered files to target location on any drive except same portable SD card

Notable Tips!!

  • Backup essential files from portable SD memory card in a safe storage drive
  • Avoid unintentional deletion of files / formatting of portable SD card
  • Do not forcefully remove portable SD card from computer, use ‘Safely Remove’ or ‘Eject’ options

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