Restore Pictures Erased from Micro SD Card on Phone

“Alas!! I have erased important pictures along with useless photo files from Micro SD card on my mobile phone. I don’t even have another copy of those deleted pictures. Is there any way to get deleted photos back from Micro SD of mobile phone? Please help.”

Mobile phones are the simplest and powerful gadget in today’s digital era. Along with providing communication service, this device serves many other purposes like capturing pictures, recording audio and video, saving text messages, accessing emails and so on. The most common activity performed with cellular phones is capturing photos. As, photos are the best way of regaining past memories, many users capture images and save them on the phone’s internal / external storage media like Micro SD card. But, as mentioned in the above situation, users may accidentally erase crucial images from Micro SD memory card used on mobile phone and end up losing those picture files frequently.

Have a look at various situations wherein photos are intentionally / unintentionally deleted from Micro SD card on Phone:

  • While moving certain pictures from one folder to another within Micro SD card, chances are there that user may unknowingly select Delete option instead of move
  • Many users might erase pictures to empty the card memory thinking that they have backup copy of deleted files and then realize  that there was no other copy
  • When phone along with Micro SD card is connected to Windows system, deletion of any picture files from it will result in complete deletion beyond manual recovery
  • After connecting Micro SD card on to system, instead of performing scan operation user may accidentally click for Format option that will erase entire files on the card including photos
  • In some instances, malicious viruses also account for deletion of files from Micro SD card on mobile phone

Is it possible to recover deleted photos from Phone Micro SD card?

Absolutely, yes!! Until and unless Micro SD card is not used to save any new data after encountering file deletion, it is possible to get back deleted pictures from it. This is because just by deletion, a file cannot be permanently removed from the storage device. After deleting a file, the OS erases all registry entries of that file in file allocation table and marks its memory space as free; thus file becomes invisible by losing its index pointers. Hence, by not using the Micro SD card from which photos were deleted for further read / write processes, user can easily regain erased pictures and other files from it.

How to extract images from Micro SD card of mobile phone after deletion?

To accomplish the task of deleted photo recovery from phone Micro SD card, it is recommended to make use of excellent picture retrieval application such as Yodot Photo Recovery loaded with efficient scanning techniques, this application has ability to regain pictures, videos, RAW image files and audios from memory cards used on mobile phones, digital cameras, camcorders, MP3 players, etc. The tool can also perform recovery of various photo file formats i.e., jpeg, jpg, tiff, gif, tiff, bmp, pic, img, dng, cr2, crw, nef, arw, orf, mrw, raw, pef, kdc, dcr, raf, etc from memory cards. Along with photos, this tool can restore videos, music files and other documents from Micro SD, SDHC, SDXC, mMini SD, CF, MMC, XQD and other memory card types manufactured by SanDisk, Transcend, Kingston, Lexar, Sony, Samsung, etc. In addition, this outstanding picture restoration software can easily bring back lost iPhoto library folder and other media libraries on Mac machine with Mac version of the tool. Other digital devices like iPods, pen drives, hard drives and external storage devices are supported parallely. This tool is compatible to work on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operated systems.

Recovery steps to rescue erased images from Phone Micro SD card:

  • Connect your Phone’s Micro SD card to a Windows computer via card reader
  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery software on to that Windows system
  • Install and run the utility to start the recovery process
  • In main screen, select “Deleted Photo Recovery” option to retrieve deleted pictures
  • By clicking next, select the drive associated with Micro SD card on the system
  • Software starts to scan the drive for deleted photos which is shown in progress bar
  • After completion, a list of recovered files will be displayed on the screen
  • Make your selection for required files with the help of Data view / File Type view display
  • Next, select a destination location on system to save the recovered files and click Save (Do not save retrieved images on the same Micro SD card)

Valuable Tips:

  • Before erasing any picture file from Micro SD card on phone re-confirm that the file is not required further
  • Do not erase pictures from Micro SD card when it is connected to system
  • Use powerful antivirus program to get rid of malicious malware infection

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