How to Retrieve SDF Files?

“Well I am not computer freak, but I really got tensed when my hard earned SDF files went missing from my PC. My system is laden with more number of third party applications that are used frequently for different purpose. I think culprit is one of the software installed on system that resulted in missing of SDF files. I don’t know what to do for regaining missing SDF files; I thought of restoring system to earlier time but I am not sure of it. Please, can anyone guide me proper approach to successfully extract lost SDF files? Thanks!”

SDF is the abbreviation given to Spatial Data File; this file type was developed by Autodesk. This file format is majorly used in Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and AutoCAD Map 3D applications and many other utilities on both Windows and Linux platforms. File size of .sdf files vary accordingly and these files can be saved or accessed easily. However, various issues arise resulting in deletion or loss of valuable .sdf files from system hard drive; let’s have a look at them:

  • SDF files may go missing from your storage media due to frequent usage on various systems, file system corruption and other logical faults
  • While deleting unwanted data from system hard disk; users may accidentally delete important SDF files using shift delete keys
  • Frequent power failure while using SDF file; abrupt file sharing process, accessing SDF file using unknown third party applications, etc can lead to loss of SDF files
  • SDF files will be erased after formatting hard drive partition or other storage drive where you have saved them for any purpose

Many times, you would have thought of keeping backup of your SDF files but would have postponed it at later stage and that backup would have not happened. This carelessness may give you a hard time, if you have faced loss of SDF files. No need to worry, just use Yodot File Recovery software that can do the needful.

SDF file recovery tool:

Yodot File Recovery is a powerful tool that can be used for restoring of SDF files deleted or lost from system hard drive or removable storage drive. Like you can compress rescued SDF files to save the disk space, ‘File Type View’ and ‘Data View’ options are included for better presentation of recovered SDF files. Other than SDF files, it can also be used for recovering JAR files, Microsoft Office files, XML, HTML, CHM, Notepad file, CSD, SIT, DAT, ASD, DCI, SRT, RAR, ZIP and many other file formats from various storage drives on Windows PC. This utility can even get back files from external hard drive, flash drive, SSD, FireWire Drive and other storage devices after deletion or file loss scenarios. One can use this tool on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Vista, XP, Server 2008 and 2003 to accomplish file recovery.

Follow simple procedure for retrieving SDF file:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery software on your Windows PC in to a new partition
  • Run the application and follow simple steps that are provided in main screen
  • Click on ‘Deleted File Recovery’ or ‘Lost File Recovery’ option based on data loss scenario faced
  • Proceed to next screen and select logical drive from where SDF files have to be restored
  • Carry on to next window and then mark SDF files that have to be rescued
  • After selecting SDF files carry on to scanning procedure
  • As soon as file recovery from hard drive gets completed, users can save restored files to known destination location

Things to keep in mind:

  • Double check files before hitting on delete option from hard drive or external storage drive
  • Avoid saving restored SDF files to same destination location from where it was recovered
  • Keep backup of important SDF files onto any reliable storage media to overcome data loss scenarios

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