Retrieving Photos from Encrypted SD Card

“Hi, I use an encrypted SD card on camera; today while viewing photos on it, I deleted set of photos thinking that those photos are not required further. Later I realized that I had wrongly deleted photos of high importance. Now, I’m feeling disappointed for erasing those photos. Is there any method to recover photos from encrypted SD card? Kindly help me by suggesting good one.”

Photos are stored in digital form of memorable moments stored on vivid storage devices. However, in most of the cases users save photos in SD memory card as it provides safer storage, portability and easy access. SD memory card also features password protection against photos, videos and other files saved in its memory; thus, user can manage who can access photos on SD card. But many times, encrypted SD cards get corrupt or user erases picture files saved in such card and encounters loss of data including pictures.

Factors that render loss of photos from encrypted SD memory card are:

  • Multiple attempts to access encrypted SD card by providing wrong password is common way of corrupting encrypted SD card after which photos become inaccessible
  • Using encrypted SD card on virus infected systems or on multiple gadgets will make way for entry of harmful malware that damages its file system and makes card useless
  • Formatting encrypted SD card when it shows format error or accidentally formatting it after connecting on system will delete every single file from it
  • Other factors like software conflicts in working of gadgets on which SD card is mounted, saving photos when card has no free memory, abruptly ejecting SD card during photo transfer, etc. can corrupt encrypted SD card resulting in photo loss

Users tend to lose valuable photos from encrypted SD card in all these scenarios. However, there is nothing to worry much as lost pictures from encrypted SD card can be retrieved back easily. Yes, with the help of proficient card recovery program like Photo Recovery, it is possible to get back lost or erased images from encrypted SD card.

Encrypted SD card recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery is the most recommended card recovery tool that can effortlessly bring back photos from SD card that is encrypted or password protected on Windows PC. This software can restore photos with .jpeg, .bmp, .tiff, .gif, .img, .png, .pic, .psd, fff, etc. It also supports retrieval of music, RAW images and video file types from SD card after it is corrupt, damage, formatted and other causes. This card recovery program is capable of rescuing files from SDHC, mini SD, MicroSD, SDXC, CF, MMC, XQD and other flash memory cards in short time. This tool can restore data from RAW memory card, corrupt or damaged memory cards, formatted/reformatted memory cards and not recognized memory card due to any logical fault. One can employ this software on desktops / laptops running with Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8, Server 2003 and 2008 OS versions. On the other hand Mac users can avail Photo Recovery for Mac tool to accomplish photos recovery from encrypted SD card on Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks machines.

Follow these steps to bring back pictures from encrypted SD card:

  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery on any Windows computer and connect your encrypted SD card to this system
  • Install and run the utility according to given instructions
  • In main screen click on Deleted Photo Recovery / Lost Photo Recovery option according to photo loss scenario from SD card
  • Further, from the list of drives shown on-screen select encrypted SD memory card from which photos have to be recovered
  • Also, mention the image file types that has to be recovered or simply click on ‘Skip’ button
  • Software starts to scan selected SD card and after some time comes up with a list of restorable files
  • Go through the list of retrieved files in ‘Data View’ / ‘File Type View’ modes
  • Preview selective pictures and then save all necessary images to destination location in host computer hard drive

Useful Tips:

  • Avoid usage of encrypted SD card on multiple gadgets / different operating systems
  • Always hold backup of files from encrypted SD memory card as data loss is very common

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