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5 Steps to Perform SD Card Recovery

Ricky Russell

Mar 14,2013 10:01 / Posted by to Data Recovery Tips
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Mistakenly delete files from your SD memory card? Don't worry about it! Many devices do not clear the card when erasing data and you have the chance to recover lost files with care. In this article, you'll find out how to easily and securely perform SD card recovery in 5 simple steps.

Step 1. Immediately stop using your SD card

Whenever you get SD card data lost, the first thing is stop using the card. To be more cautious, it's better to remove the SD card out of the device (digital camera, camcorder, mobile phone, etc.), then put it in safe place. Why? It's simply because further use of the card will destroy any remaining files the card contains and might lead to permanent data loss.

Step 2. Pick up a SD card recovery tool

There are a large number of data recovery tools available to help you recover deleted or formatted data from SD card, provided the files are not overwritten. Some are free and some cost money. Here it's highly recommended to try Hodo Photo Recovery. Though you need to pay for it, it's worthy of every penny.

Unlike its name indicates, Hodo Photo Recovery helps you recover documents, audios, videos and more in addition to pictures lost to any reasons, including deletion, formatting, virus attack and other unknown reasons. It supports recovery from both PCs and portable storage media, including SD card. Preview ability, quick and safe recovery are guaranteed. Interested in it, download and install Hodo Photo Recovery in your computer.

Step 3. Connect SD card to computer

Insert the SD card into your card reader or device, and run the installed SD card recovery software – Hodo Photo Recovery.

Step 4. Scan for lost files

Click Start button, select the inserted SD card on the next screen, and then click Next to specify the file type (documents, audios, images, videos, etc.) you'd like to recover. Click Scan button and it will start scanning for the lost files on the SD card. Wait until the scan finishes.

Step 5. Preview and Recover

The scanned files will be displayed in a tree view on the left. After scan, you can select the files you'd like to get back and preview them to check if they are the target files and their quality. If you are sure to recover the files, click the Recover button. It will pop up a dialog box to let you select the place to save the files. After that, the lost SD card data will be soon.

Important: Never save the recoverable files to the SD card where you lost files. Otherwise, it will cause data loss and permanent data loss. Not satisfy this program? Why not try Hodo Data Recovery for SD data recovery. This software comes with 4 different data recovery modules to recover lost, formatted, deleted or corrupted SD card data.

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