How to Recover Hidden Files from SD Card?

“Hello, I lost all my important wedding photos from my memory card due to virus or other unknown reason. First time when I plugged my SD card to the system via card reader, I could view all the photos present on SD card. But next time when I connected SD card to PC to copy files, all files have suddenly disappeared from SD card. When I checked in properties options, I found out that 4GB of space was being used but none of the files were visible. What can be done to get back those files hidden on SD card? Any methods that can help me to recover hidden files from SD card without causing damage to them.”

SD cards are used in our day to day life mainly to store media files like pictures, videos, music files and other file formats that are compatible with it. This expandable storage drive can drastically increase the size of phone, camera or any other gadgets to store more number of files. With increased usage, there are chances that SD card may get corrupted or generates error and files on SD card become inaccessible, hidden or invisible.

What scenarios cause loss of hidden files on SD memory card?

  • Accidental Formatting: Formatting SD card unintentionally wipes out entire set of files and folders present in it including the hidden files. Hence data backup should be maintained before using the format option
  • File System Corruption: Abrupt removal of SD card when file sharing process is being carried out can cause file system corruption, which in turn leads to inaccessibility of loss of data from SD card
  • Other reasons: Virus infection, use of SD card on various systems across network, format error when SD card is used and many more makes files on SD card invisible

There is no need to get upset, if you have faced above mentioned situations. Just relax! Your files on SD card have not been deleted permanently. You can easily restore those hidden files from SD card with the help of proficient SD card recovery tool like Yodot Photo Recovery.

Hidden file recovery tool

Yodot Photo Recovery tool is the most desired application when it comes to recovering lost / deleted hidden files from SD card on Windows system. Just follow the simple steps and make use of interactive interface provided in this card recovery tool to rescue hidden photos, video files, audio files and other documents. With the help powerful recovery algorithms, recovery of lost, deleted or hidden media files from SD card can be done in minimum amount of time. Apart from SD card, you can also get back data from mini SD, Micro SD, SDHC, SDXC, CF, xD, XQD, MMC, Memory Sticks and other flash memory cards types. This utility is compatible with various versions of Windows operating system like Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008; for Mac operating systems we have Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool to recover hidden files from SD card on Lion, Mountain Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Mavericks OS.

Guidelines for recovering hidden files from SD card:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery tool in the system by logging in as local system administrator
  • Run the program and follow the simple steps provided on the main screen of the utility
  • Click on Deleted Photo Recovery or Lost Photo Recovery, based on the scenario that has resulted in loss of data from SD card
  • Upon selecting the option, proceed to next window to select the drive (SD) card from where hidden file recovery has to be carried out
  • Once the drive is selected, proceed to the next screen to select the file types that needs to be rescued
  • At last initiate the scanning process, upon completion the recovered files are listed in Data View or File Type View
  • Select the desired type of view and proceed to saving the file on known destination location as applicable to host operating system user


  • Install best antivirus protection to prevent virus attack and double check the files before deleting them
  • Keep backup of important SD card data on separate storage media

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