Restore Word Documents on SD Card

“Hi, I had connected SD card to my computer to view some important files in it. When I clicked on the drive letter of SD card icon on computer to open it, I got an error message that the drive needs to be formatted before usage. There were some important Word files in it, rest of the files are not important to me. I want my documents back, somehow. Can anyone help me find those Word files on SD card? Thanks in advance...”

In addition to media files, you can also save Word document and other file formats on SD card. Suppose you have stored some Word files with confidential data and lost them from SD card, then you can restore them if you have another copy or data backup. If not, then do not worry!! You can retrieve Word files from SD card using perfect file recovery software.

The above situation will occur when operating system doesn’t recognize the file system of SD card. File system of SD card keeps track of all files saved in it or actions to be performed on the card, etc. The file system gets corrupt sometimes for reasons like virus/malware infections; usage on different devices; using SD card to save files when battery is low or abrupt removal of SD card from card slot of devices, etc. Apart from file system corruption there are many reasons for loss or deletion of Word file loss on SD card as listed below:

  • Intentionally or unintentionally formatting SD card either deletes all sort of files from flash card including Word files
  • Deletion of Word files from SD card accidentally or knowingly and not having any backup of deleted documents
  • Interruption while moving files from SD card to any other drive on computer due to connection loss between the drives, system shutdown, power failure or when suddenly SD card is ejected

However, you need not bother till the space occupied by Word files on SD card is not overwritten with new file content. Therefore stop using SD card to store any data immediately after Word file loss and use Yodot File Recovery software to retrieve them back.

SD card file recovery tool:

Deleted files recovery software tool is designed with highly effective scanning mechanism for retrieving Word files from SD card on your Windows system. This application helps you get back DOC and DOCX file formats of Word documents from different versions of Microsoft Word tool such as Word 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013. Moreover, one can recover PowerPoint files, Excel spreadsheets, access files, Outlook data files, etc; compressed files, basic media files, etc from various SD card and other storage drives. The utility supports restoring files from SD cards of different brands like Lexar, SanDisk, Verbatim, PNY, Kingston, Samsung, etc. Try the software now and view the list of Word files that you had lost.

Note: Utilize Yodot Photo Recovery tool to get back all types of media files such as photos, RAW images, videos and music files from SD card on Windows computer/laptop.

Procedural steps to recover Word files from SD card:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software and install it on your computer
  • Connect SD card to the system and run the utility
  • Choose from “Deleted File Recovery” or “Lost File Recovery” on main screen depending on  scenarios faced by you
  • Select drive of SD card and click on “Next”
  • On the next screen, the list of files will be present. Select Word file formats DOC and DOCX, then click on “Next”
  • Software scans for Word files and displays the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Click on files which you want to restore and select “Save” option
  • Browse a location on a drive of computer and click on “Next”, the Word files will be saved in that space


  • Use SD card on only one device and not on many as it may get corrupt
  • Keep scanning SD card for viruses and keep your data safe on the card

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