How to Recover Data from SD Card?

SD cards are light, compact storage devices used in cameras & mobiles that provide an ample amount of storage for a nominal cost. However, a major problem with SD cards is that they are prone to data loss frequently.

If you have lost data from SD cards, go through this guide to learn the most preferred method to recover data from SD cards in all situations of data loss.

The data loss cases on SD cards are divided into 3 sections as explained below. Choose from any of the below mentioned scenarios by clicking on it to directly perform SD card data recovery.

Case 1: Recover Deleted files from SD card

Case 2: Recover Data from SD card (formatted)

Case 3:Recover Data from SD card (damaged or corrupted)

Deleted files from SD card? Formatted your SD card? Or SD card turned corrupt & inaccessible? Regardless of the case, Remo Recover can recover data from SD cards in only 3 clicks – Download, select, preview and save! Sounds simple right? Download a trial and perform SD card recovery for free!

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Expert tip # 1: Avoid using the SD Card on which data is lost or deleted. This may overwrite the data which you are trying to recover, leading to permanent data loss.

Case 1: Recover deleted files from SD cards

Accidentally hitting the ‘Delete All’ button on your camera, deleting photos on your mobile are common mistakes we tend to commit almost every day. But Remo Photo Recovery Tool provides the easiest and most secure way to recover deleted files from SD card.

Remo Recover can recover data from SD cards in all of the following deleted/lost data scenarios:

  • When you accidentally delete files on SD card
  • Files lost due to virus attacks on SD card
  • To recover lost data from SD card during transfer
  • To recover photos that have suddenly disappeared

How to recover data from SD card using Remo Recover?

Step 1: Download and install Remo Photo Recovery software on your system

Step 2: Select Recover Photos option in the home screen and choose the drive letter corresponding to SD card. Then click Scan to begin the scanning process
main screen to recover data from sd card

Step 3: Now a list of files recovered by the software are listed

Step 4: Preview and save the recovered SD card data

preview of recovered data from SD card


Photo formats supported by Remo Recover: JPEG, JPG, PNG, BMP, PSD, GIF, TIFF and RAW images (from DSLR cameras).

Video & audio formats supported by Remo Recover: MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, 3GP, M4V, MP3, MP4, WAV, MIDI, M4b, M4A etc.

OS systems supported: Remo Recover software available for both Windows and Mac operating systems.

Devices supported: Supports recovery from SD cards on all cameras, DSLR’s, camcorders, mobile phones, gaming devices etc. Supports recovery from SD card, micro SD, mini SD, XD, CF, SDHC, SDXC and MMC cards.

Case 2: Recover data from SD card (Formatted) 

If you have formatted your SD card when prompted in the error message and lost data, don’t worry. All your data is not gone. Remo Recover easily and tactfully performs SD card recovery. Refer the link formatted SD card recovery for step by step instructions.

Designed with scan engines that perform in-depth scanning of the SD card, Remo Recover can easily perform formatted SD card recovery. With support for over 300 file types, it can recover any type of file be it photo, video, audio or other documents. Remo Recover is free to try, download now and check out this SD card recovery software to recover formatted data.

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Brands of memory cards supported: Remo Recover memory card recovery software supports SanDisk, Sony, Transcend, Lexar, Samsung, Kingston, HP, Toshiba, Kodak, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm and many other brands.

Expert tip # 2: If you are prompted to format the SD card in the error message, please do NOT format the card. First recover data from the card that is displaying ‘Format card’ error using Remo Recover. There is an increased level of success associated with recovering data from SD cards before formatting.

However, if you have already formatted your card, it is still possible to recover data from SD cards. You now know how!! Use Remo Recover for an expert way to recover data from SD cards after formatting.

Case 3: Recover data from SD card (Damaged or Corrupted)

Corruption in SD cards are often a result of abrupt removal of SD cards, shooting on low battery and other such reasons. Below are the signs of SD card corruption and in all these instances, Remo Photo Recovery software can be used to recover data from SD cards. Go through the link for the process to recover data from damaged SD card.

  • SD card keeps asking to format/SD card says not formatted
  • SD card turned RAW
  • Blank SD card or SD card unsupported file system error
  • SD card is damaged, try reformatting it
  • Photos missing from SD cards/photos getting corrupt
  • Data on SD card becomes inaccessible

Expert tip # 3: If you encounter any of these corruption signs in SD cards, make it a point to first recover data from SD card. After which you can repair the corruption causing issue. By doing this, you will prevent damage to data, which can be caused by certain repair procedures.

In summary…

Considering the amount of data an SD card holds and the number of times it is subjected to data transfer in its lifetime, SD card issues are not uncommon and so is the need for SD card data recovery. Here in this space, we’ve covered all cases of data loss in SD cards and the corresponding solutions to recover data from SD cards using Remo Recover.

How to Recover Data from SD Card? was last modified: September 20th, 2019 by Tony Landry

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