Restore Files from Secure Digital Card

“Today by mistake I clicked on “Delete All” option on my digicam which contained 16GB Secure Digital memory card. This has removed plenty of images, videos, audios, etc. stored in Secure Digital card. Even I thought of backing up those media files from Secure Digital card to my Windows system last week; unfortunately I postponed doing so. Please someone who came across same instance suggest me your solution here! Thanks!”

It sounds odd, but this kind of scenario can happen with some of Secure Digital card users. As Secure Digital or SD card is one of the most used flash card type in various digital gadgets, perhaps some of users come across data loss scenarios. There are several situation which results in loss or deletion of files from Secure Digital card; some of them are:

  • Accidentally deleting beloved media files from Secure digital card while deleting unwanted files
  • Mistakenly formatting Secure Digital card on portable device or when it is connected to Windows computer
  • Malicious malware / virus attacks on Secure Digital memory card might results in loss of deletion of virus infected files
  • Interruptions while moving photos / videos / audios, etc. from Secure Digital card may tends to loss of those media files

How to retrieve media files from Secure Digital card?

Whenever you delete a file from Secure Digital card, its content will not be removed from respective storage space, only index pointer of that file will be erased. Hence, before its storage space is allocated randomly to store new file, it is extremely possible to bring back deleted or lost file from Secure Digital card using consistent media file recovery application like Yodot Photo Recovery.

Secure Digital card recovery utility:

Yodot Photo Recovery tool is primarily intended for recovering media files from Secure Digital card on Windows system. This software can proficiently bring back deleted or lost photos, videos / audios, RAW images and others from Secure Digital memory card mounted in mobile phone, voice recorders, camcorder, MP3 player, digital camera, media player, etc. digital gadgets on Windows computer. Along with Secure digital card, one can also recover files from Trans Flash card, Compact Flash, Multi Media Card, XD-Picture card and many more types of memory cards. One can install and run this software on Windows system running with Windows 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista, 2003 and 2008 operating systems.

Steps to rescue files from Secure Digital card:

  • Connect affected Secure Digital card via card reader to a healthy Windows computer
  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery tool to that Windows system
  • Open installed software and follow onscreen steps
  • From main screen choose “Deleted Photo Recovery” or “Lost Photo Recovery” option to rescue deleted / lost files from Secure Digital card
  • Subsequently, this application can scans Windows system and displays all the partitions as well as device drives present in it
  • Select the device drive that signifies SD card and click on “Next” button
  • Then, this program starts scanning process on Secure Digital card and shows all the deleted / missing files from it
  • Mark the files and folders which you want to regain back and click on “Next” button
  • Preview recovered media files and browse for target location to save retrieved Secure Digital card files on system or other storage devices

Tip to Consider:

  • Stop using Secure Digital card to save new files which might result in data overwriting
  • Do not use Secure Digital memory card in unknown or incompatible device
  • Take backup of files stored in SD card on system hard drive or other storage devices