How Can I Restore SD Card Photos?

As a SD card user, you may have experienced this type of situation: Accidentally deleted recent photos from camera SD card, the SD card becomes corrupted or asks for a format when you are trying to access files from it; all your SD card pictures are suddenly missing. When any of above problems happens to you, don't be upset. What you need to do at such situation is stopping use the SD card and for more safety take from your camera or camcorder and keep it away. And no need to worry about your lost photo files, because there is a good chance that you can rescue photos from SD card with advance recovery software.

Common reasons leading to photo loss from SD card:

Accidental deletion of photos files: Sometime while viewing photos on digital camera and deleting unwanted photo files, users accidentally delete some of their important pic also. And later on they realize that they don’t even have back up. This is the most common scenarios which SD card users face in their day-to-day life. If you are facing similar kind of situation then go for recovery software to rescue your accidentally deleted files from SD card.

Formatting of SD card: Sometime, users format their SD card without checking the files present on SD card and suffer file loss. In addition to the intentional formatting, unintentional formatting is also there. Sometimes in hurry user accidentally format their camera SD card instead of formatting unwanted drive. At this situation, they need help of recovery program to rescue photos from SD card after formatting. Using this tool, you can even recover data from formatted hard drive.

Improper handling of SD card: Forcible removal of SD card from digital camera or from card reader while the photo files are being transferred, will interrupt the file transfer process in between and may result in SD card corruption. Similarly, capturing photos from the digital camera while camera battery is low or randomly using same SD card on different digital camera may also results in camera SD card corruption. But, you can restore SD card photos using this recovery toolkit.

Spyware or Malware infection: Virus attack on card is another common reason behind photo loss from SD card. This will bring inaccessibility of photos stored in it. To get rid from virus infection install Antivirus program on your system and scan your SD card if you face any kind of difficulty while accessing SD card files. If the corruption is severe, then you could not be able to fix it by using Antivirus. At such circumstances, make use of recovery tool to carry out SD card photo recovery and rescue your photo files back.

There are still more unpredictable situations besides those mentioned above, like sudden power failure while card is connecting to the system, file system corruption due to virus attack, interruption during file transferring process and many more. An easy solution to recover deleted/lost photos from SD card is recovery software. Using this tool you can recover photos, documents, music and videos files deleted / lost from computer hard drive, pen drive, external hard drive, iPod etc. This tool even allows you to recover data from crashed drive. Here you will find out more information about crashed drive recovery.

Besides this, you can even use this tool to recover raw photos taken by DSLR cameras. You can run this tool on all major versions of Windows and Mac operating system. If you want to check out that how this tool works on Mac based system then go-ahead. Trial version of this software is also available. It even offers you the facility to preview recovered photos. If you want to check out the possibility of recovery, then try its trial version and have a preview of your recovered photo files. If it is exactly those photos which you want to recover then go for its licensed version to save your recovered photo files.

Steps to rescue photos from SD Card:

Step 1: Download and install the Hard Drive Recovery Software on the healthy computer. Connect the SD card to the computer. Run the software and select “Recover Photos” option from the main screen of the software as shown in the below figure.

Rescue Photos from SD Card - Main screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Make use of “Recover Deleted Photos” or "Recover Lost Photos" option to execute SD card photo recovery and retrieve all your deleted or lost photo files. After this select the drive which represents your SD card and click on “Next” button. The software starts scanning the SD card.

Rescue Photos from SD Card - Select SD Card

Figure 2: Select SD Card

Step 3: After scanning, the files are listed in “FILE TYPE VIEW” or “DATA VIEW”. You can preview the files and save them on the computer.

Rescue Photos from SD Card - Recovered Photos

Figure 3: Recovered Photos

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