How to Extract Data from USB Memory Card?

Ever faced data loss from USB memory card? Or is your USB card undetectable on your system and / or emptied unknowingly while doing any other operations? Then have a brief look at this page to know one of the easiest methods to retrieve data from memory card.

Memory card is a small storage medium used to store and transfer data. Due to its flexible nature, most of the current digital gadgets use flash memory cards to store data in it. It is more advantageous compared to hard disk because of smaller size, allow immediate access, extremely portable and less prone to mechanical damage. Now a days, different kinds of memory card are available like SD card, memory stick, smart media, CF card, MMC and lot more. The storage capacity of memory card may vary depending on cost and model of the memory card.

However, while working with USB memory cards user may commit some silly mistakes which results in huge amount of data loss. Most of the users may format card without their knowledge, for example, when USB card prompt a message like “Card need to be format”, user might click on “Yes” button without reading message properly. In which case, data stored on that card will be erased completely. Some other similar kinds of situations are:

How to get USB memory card data?

Once data is lost from USB flash card, user will become upset by thinking that he/she has lost data from card permanently. But, truth is erasing or losing data doesn’t mean data will be wiped completely; it remains on that card in same location until other files are saved to the memory card. So, after encountering any kind of data loss, stop using the card and immediately make use of Yodot Photo Recovery software to get back lost data from memory card. This application will help you to recover all kind of data such as pictures, text, audio, video and compressed files from USB memory card on Windows system. It can support different brands of USB memory card such as SanDisk, Kingston, Sony, Lexar, Samsung, etc. It helps to get back deleted content from SD card, SSD drive, SDHC and flash memory cards. Apart from USB memory card, it can retrieve data from other storage media like external hard drive, memory stick, flash drive, iPod, music players, etc. This utility is compatible with all versions of Windows OS such as Windows10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

Important Note: If you are a Mac user, then use Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool to recover data from USB memory card on OS X.

Procedure to perform data recovery from memory card:

First, connect USB memory card to a computer and proceed with below mentioned 3 steps to retrieve data from cardc

Step1: Install Yodot Photo Recovery software on Windows computer. Then, run it to start recovery process. As soon as you run tool, it will display primary window with two options such as “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”, select option according to your data loss situations

Step2: Next, this program will display list of drives that exist in Windows system; choose the one which represents USB memory card and also the file types if necessary. Now, it will start scanning selected memory card

Step3: In the next screen, this utility will show retrieved data in two different views i.e, “Data view” and “File Type View”, Select files which you want to restore. Use Find option to search for specific files and save them in a desired location other than source location (same USB memory card).

If retrieved files contains images and videos, then you can preview the files for satisfactory results using “Preview the file” option.


  • Use proper “Eject” option to remove memory card from electronic gadgets
  • Never connect memory card to virus infected system
  • Avoid to use same USB memory card on different gadgets / platforms

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