Restore Deleted Files from External SD Card

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“The default storage location on my Android mobile phone is external SD card. So, whenever I capture or add any files like photos and videos, it used to store directly to SD card. But I have deleted few files from it while commencing the action of erasing unnecessary one. Is there any way through which I can get back deleted files from external SD card. Thanks for any help”

It is a known fact that SD card is a type of memory card that is specifically introduced for portable devices such as digital cameras, media players, mobile phones, GPS devices, Camcorders and so on. As with any sort of portable storage devices, there is often a risk of accidentally erasing files from SD card. Few users delete files intentionally whereas some users erase them unintentionally from external SD card in below given situations:

  • Sometimes you may copy few files from external SD card to move them to computer or another storage drive. However, before you paste copied files to desired location, you might delete them. This will remove files that were getting transferred from external SD card
  • Unknowingly clicking on “Delete all” option instead of erasing particular file from external SD card will erase complete files from its memory
  • If you scan external SD card with Antivirus software upon connecting to your computer, then antivirus software may delete infected files from it without notifying you

If files are deleted from your computer, then you can restore them back by visiting Recycle Bin. However, external SD card itself doesn’t have Recycle Bin feature; so when you erase any files from it you will not give any option to regain your deleted files. In such case, the only way to bring back deleted files from external SD card is by using promising SD card file recovery software.

External SD card recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery is the most focused software which has the potential to recover deleted files such as photos, videos, movies, recordings, songs, documents, compressed files and many more files from external SD card. It can rescue files DSLR cameras, camcorders, mobile phones, Tablets, multimedia players and many more device which use external SD card as the default storage location. It has the ability to recover even HD videos as well as RAW photos which has been captured using standard digital cameras and camcorders. Furthermore it can restore files from SD card with bad sectors by skipping bad sectors and thereby assisting users to restore maximum amount of data from it. Along with external SD card, you can utilize this software to restore files from USB flash drives, external hard drives, computer internal hard drives, memory sticks, iPods and so on.

Procedure to get back deleted files from external SD card:

  • Connect external SD card to your computer by using adaptor
  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery software onto the system in which you have attached external SD card
  • When you run the software, you will find two options which are “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Choose first option to get back deleted files from external SD card
  • Application will now show you the drives available on computer
  • Select the storage drive which indicates external SD card and permit it to scan by choosing “Next” option
  • Choose required file types by glancing over the available list; otherwise select entire files by hitting on “Skip”
  • View recoverable files using two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview media files for confirmation and finally save recovered files to a desired location other than external SD card

Helpful Tips:

  • If you own Smartphone, then always opt for backup function before erasing any file from external SD card
  • Avoid using digital device when the battery is low to prevent automatic shutdown; otherwise it will affect the normal performance of external SD Card

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