Restore Deleted Photos from SD Card

Secure Digital cards are the flash memory that is governed by the SD card association. There are various types of SD cards that are available now days across the globe. These SD cards are used for different purposes. Basically, there are three types of SD cards which include SD, micro SD and mini SD card. The standard SD card is the most popular and widely used in almost all the electronic multimedia devices. Just like any hard drive, SD cards are used for storing all kinds of files including music, image and video files.

There are many situations where you delete photos from SD card. These images are very much important for you. So you need those photos in any condition. There is photo recovery software which helps to get back deleted photos from SD card.

Photo recovery software has special designed to restore deleted photos from SD card. it has built-in algorithms which are useful for retrieveing all types of files irrespective of its nature. This software is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating system. It means you can even employ thsi software to restore deleted photos from SD card on Mac machine. You can also get back deleted photos from SD card of Android based device, for more go through this link

Scenarios which are responsible for deletion of photos from SD card:

Accidental deletion: Photos may be deleted accidentally from any storage device like hard drive, memory card or any external storage device like pen drive, USB external drive etc. Photos can also be lost from the camera by accidentally pressing “Delete All” or “Format” option while just previewing them in the camera. At certain situation option for reliable file recovery tool to get back deleted photos from SD card.

Virus Infecton: Virus / Malware attack is also common reason behind photo loss from any storage device. The entire storage device gets corrupted due to virus attack resulting in inaccessibility of photos stored in it. In order to retrieve deleted photos from SD card after virus corruption make use of photo recovery tool.

Corruption in file system: File system stores allocation information about each file in its allocation table. Whenever you request to open a specific image file, first the allocation table will be scanned to get the allocation information about that image file. If the allocation information is available in file allocation table then it opens that image file. If the directory structure or file allocation table is corrupted due to any reasons then file system fails to open the requested image file resulting in error messages like “ Card Error”, “ Unrecognized File Format” etc. You can easily resolve this issue and retrieve deleted photos from SD card, if you have photo recovery tool.

Accidental Formatting: Sometimes users accidentally format their storage drives like memory cards, USB drives etc. If the user doesn’t have backup of pictures stored in the formatted drive, then user will lose all valuable images. In this critical instance, make use of photo recovery tool to get back deleted photos from SD card.

Features of photo recovery software:

  • Get back different type of photo files like JPEG, TIFF, PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP etc.
  • It can also retrieve deleted RAW photos generated using Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus digital cameras etc. So you can easily restore Canon CR2 raw images, to know more read this article.
  • It supports and restore pictures from storage drives like external hard drives, FireWire drives, flash drives, iPods etc.
  • Restore deleted pictures from formatted or reformatted partitions, memory cards, flash USB drives etc.
  • It has find option which eases you to locate the particular file on the basis of file name, file size, extension and date of creation.
  • You can use this tool to restore deleted photos from SD card various brands.

Steps to get back deleted photos from SD card:

Step 1: Download and install free demo version of Photo Recovery Software. After installation select “RECOVER PHOTOS” from main screen to retrieve deleted photos from SD card, refer figure 1.

Rescue Photos - Main screen

FIGURE 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select “RECOVER DELETED PHOTOS” option to recover deleted photos, refer figure 2. Then select the drive / memory card from where you need to recover photo.

Rescue Photos - Select Recover Deleted Photos

FIGURE 2: Select Recover Deleted Photos

Step 3: Software starts scanning and you can view the recovered photo in “FILE TYPE VIEW / DATA VIEW”, refer figure 3.

Rescue Photos - View in File Type View

FIGURE 3: View in File Type View / Data View

Precautions to be followed to avoid deletion of photos from SD card:

  • Do not capture or delete photos instantly when the storage capacity of memory card is full.
  • Always use “Safely Remove Hardware” icon to disconnect the SD card properly.
  • Use effective antivirus program to avoid virus / malware attacks.

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