Extract Missing Photos from SD Card

“I have connected my SD card to Windows computer in order to move few photos to my backup copy which I have created on Windows system. Upon detecting SD card’s drive on Windows explorer, I have clicked on it to copy the photos. But for my surprise, SD card showed a message that ‘this folder is empty’. I don’t have any idea why it has displayed the message even though I had many pictures in it. To clear my confusion, I have connected SD card to another system. But it too showed nothing. Kindly someone help me to resolve this issue.”

SD card is one of the best storage devices to save media files such as photos, videos and songs. One can use SD card in different devices such as cameras, camcorders, mobile phones, Tablets, computers etc. These days SD card are available with different models and storage space. But while managing, moving, or changing settings; one may lose photos from SD card which they have preserved with utmost care.

Possible causes for missing of pictures from SD card:

  • External Threats: One should be careful while connecting SD card to suspicious system. In case, the system to which you have connected SD card is virus free, then you will not lose any file from it. However, if it is infected by dangerous viruses, then it would affect connected SD card and leads to missing of photos as well as other files
  • Transfer Interruptions: SD card photos may go missing when you failed to move pictures to your computer due to power outage, system hang and unexpected shutdown of computer during transfer process
  • Memory Full: SD card will be displayed with a red bar on Windows explorer when its memory is full. You should take precautionary measure and stop adding any file to it. Ignoring may lead to lose certain pictures and other data from SD card
  • Improper Ejection: Some cameras and mobile phone is provided with safe removal option in order to cause no damage to SD card. You should utilize this option and go according with it. If you do not follow proper method and abruptly remove SD card, then photos may go missing without any notification

Photo recovery software for SD Card:

Yodot Photo Recovery software is the finest choice to get back missing photos from SD memory card on Windows computer. This software will guide you in restoring missing pictures from SD card in few easy steps without any difficulties. It completely scans SD card to recover various type of photo files such as JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIF, TIFF, PIC, JPG, IMG, PSD, PSP, PIC, PCX, WEBP, EXI, DNG, RAF, KDC, RAW, NEF, CR2, NEF, CR2, CRW, 3FR, MRW, PEF, etc. One can also restore video files, audio files and other documents from SD card. Also it can extract large number of media files in healthy state and provides preview to be sure about your selection. Moreover, it will assist users accomplish data recovery from corrupted SD card, formatted, inaccessible or error showing SD card on Windows server 2003, 2008, Vista, XP, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 operating systems. In addition to SD card, this utility is capable of retrieving media files from pen drives, memory sticks, multimedia player, MP3 player, iPod etc.

Steps to retrieve missing photos from SD card

  • First of all connect SD card to your Windows computer with the help of adaptor
  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery software to that system
  • Run the application by double clicking on the shortcut icon created on your desktop
  • Main screen displays two options which are “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery
  • Utilize “Lost Photo Recovery” option to regain missing images from SD card
  • You will now find available drives present and connected to your computer
  • Click on the check box beside SD card drive to regain data from it
  • Choose "Picture" and hit on “Next” option, now software starts scanning and display restorable images from SD card
  • View recovered picture files using two view types and preview desired photo file
  • Finally save rescued photos in preferred location on your computer

Recommended Tips:

  • Always eject SD card by following proper option provided on digital device or computer
  • Keep transferring photos from SD card to your computer hard drive or to any external hard drive to utilize it in case of data loss

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