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Losing files from SD cards can be an unpleasant experience for anyone. When if comes to files typically found on SD cards, these files represent memories. Loss of picture and video files from SD cards on devices like cameras is too often a common occurrence. In these instances, there is hope for recovery--provided the files have not been overwritten.
Method 1
Prevent the files on the SD card from being overwritten. As soon as you are aware that you have files you need to recover from a SD card, stop using the card immediately. When a file gets deleted, it does not get removed from the SD card, though the space it occupied gets marked as "available." As long as a new file does not get written to that space, there is a good chance you can recover the file.
Method 2
Download and install file recovery software. There are lots of different file recovery software packages on the market. Some are better than others and most cost money. Pandora Recovery and Recover Files are two free packages for Windows that do a good job. You can also get one of the Linux-based file recovery packages for free.
Method 3
Try WiseRecovery if you can not recover the data from your SD cards. WiseRecovery is one of best recovery software as it displays series of good points compared to its competitors: Retrieve files from Missing or Lost folders; Recover long file and folder names; Support all file systems FAT; Support all types of disk: IDE, EIDE, SATA, RAID and SCSI. WiseRecovery helps hundreds of users recover their lost or deleted files.

How to Recover Lost Data for SD Cards with WiseRecovery

Step 1

Download WiseRecovery Software, install it and launch it. Click the "Start Scan" button on the main window of WiseRecovery.

Step 2

You can see the list of all volumes found on your computer, select the exact drive and click the "Next" button to start scanning. If you can't see the drive, please make sure your external drives are connected, and click 'Refresh' button.

Step 3

It will take about 2-10 minutes to scan, it depends on your disk size and files amount on the disk. After scanning is finished, you can preview text document and files.


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