How to Retrieve Data from SD/TF Card Showing Error?

“Hi, My R4 froze suddenly and I charged it. When I turned it on, I got a message stating that “SD/TF card error”. I am not bothered about .SAV and .NDS files, but I had saved some important data on card along with these. So how can I backup my saved data? Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.”

Why I am getting SD/TF card error?

Due to unexpected froze of R4 your SD/TF card might have corrupted and giving you error. There are various other situations where your SD/TF card may got corrupted and leads to error. Out of those few are listed here:

  • Removing SD/TF card when it is in use
  • Turning off device like camera, mobile etc during transfer of SD/TF card data
  • Formatting SD or TF card inappropriately
  • Interruptions during read/write process of card
  • Damage to internal structure of SD or TF card due to virus

What should I do when I got card SD/TF error?

You can bring back your SD/TF card to working state and use it further, by reformatting it. You must reformat it card only in digital device with which it is associated; not even in computer. But before formatting, you have to backup your vital files which are saved on SD/TF card.

How can I get back data from my SD/TF card?

To get back data from your SD/TF card, connect device like camera, mobile etc showing SD/TF error to your system and try to access your pictures, videos and other files; then copy them to computer. If you fail to access your data in this way, take out card from device; connect it to your computer and then copy entire data present on it to a folder on your computer.

Sometimes trying to access corrupted SD/TF card data via computer gives you no result. This technique may not work and forces you to format. Does it mean you have to format SD/TF card and lose all your data? Absolutely no! Never lose hopes as still you are left-out with a best choice rather than losing your data.

What is the efficient way to recover data from erroneous SD/TF card?

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery software on Windows laptop or desktop
  • Attach corrupted SD/TF card from which you need to retrieve data and run the program
  • Opt for Lost Photo Recovery option and select connected SD/TF card from present under Storage Devices label
  • Select drive which represents your SD/TF card and click on Next button
  • Click on Skip button to restore entire data present on card
  • Mark files to be recovered using Data View or File Type View
  • Preview restored files and provide location to save them

Mythical tool to help when you are facing SD/TF error:

Yodot Photo Recovery is a result-oriented program to recover data from SD card or TF card, when you are facing SD/TF card error. With the help of tool you can easily restore lost or deleted data from your SD or TF cards. Along with restoring data from a variety of digital storage media including SD, TF, MMC, XD etc the utility assists you to retrieve files and folders from internal and external hard drives. The recovery utility supports restoration of data when you are facing errors memory card cannot be used, card cannot be read, card not initialized and more. The robust program has ability to retrieve photos, videos and other files of various formats on computers running with all versions of Windows operating systems like 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Xp, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008. The smart tool with interactive GUI makes retrieval process easier even for non-novice users. During recovery of lost, deleted, inaccessible, corrupted and formatted SD/TF card data if you come across any difficulty then Yodot team stand by your side to help you in 24x7. For user convenience both Mac and Windows versions of thi software is provided.

Points to keep in mind:

  • Disconnect SD/TF card from device safely
  • Turn of device or computer before removing SD or TF cards

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