It is the worst nightmare when you realize that all your precious data saved in the micro SD card has been lost or deleted. Micro SD cards are great but they're fragile and don't like being mistreated. As they are used in devices like phones and cameras so they tend to contain valuable information. However, you need not worry, as data loss is inevitable but recovering data from a micro SD card is definitely possible. You will have good chances to retrieve your data from the micro SD card unless overwritten. In this article, you will learn how easily you can recover lost or deleted data from a micro SD card.
Micro SD cards are highly preferred among other flash drives because they are supported by a large range of devices like phones, digital cameras, music players, etc. With widespread use, it happens quite often that you might have accidentally deleted or lost some data. Additionally, SD cards are prone to corruption, accidental formatting, and damage, that can also lead to loss of saved photos, videos, audio files, etc. Also as memory cards have a limited lifespan, after a certain period of time they can get corrupt or damaged.
And now you might be wondering how to retrieve those files from the micro SD card? Go through the below segments to recover the lost data from the micro SD Card.
Yes, deleted files from the microSD card can be retrieved. You might think that it is not possible to recover data from a memory card but it is just not true. Fortunately, those lost or deleted files are not permanently lost when they are logically erased from the card. Until the file’s storage space is overwritten with new data, you will have a chance to recover them.
Take a look at the factors that cause data loss problems in micro SD before moving ahead, learn how to perform micro SD card recovery.
Caution! When you face this kind of data loss situation, stop using your micro SD card immediately. Because your files stored on the micro SD card can be overwritten, if you continue to use it.
Here are the four simple ways through which you can recover data from a micro SD card. Depending on the scenario that you have encountered, refer to the below mentioned solutions.
If the micro SD card is not working properly and the contents are not showing in Windows explorer you can use attrib command. Another scenario can be that the micro SD card is corrupted and is not allowing you to access the data. Then you have to run chkdsk to search for any errors. However, if the scenario is not that complicated and you have just accidentally deleted files from your micro SD card. Then follow the method 1 as quickly as possible to increase the chances of recovery.
NOTE: Always check if the micro SD card is write-protected as you won’t be able to open, edit, copy, or save any photos, videos, or other files in the card, if it is write-protected. Also check the drivers and the card reader are working fine or not.
Microsoft Windows File Recovery Software is an inbuilt file recovery feature that helps you recover deleted or lost files on Windows 10 devices. Windows File Recovery will be a useful tool for you, if you have accidentally deleted an important document, or wiped a drive clean by mistake. This tool is a command prompt utility that can be operated using basic commands.
To get started with the process first connect the micro SD card to your computer. Then install the Windows File Recovery tool from the Microsoft Store. Open the Store and search for Windows File Recovery and download for free. After that follow the below steps to recover deleted files from the micro SD card for free.
winfr (source-drive:) (destination-drive:) [/switches]
In the place of the source drive you have to specify the drive which will be scanned and you want to retrieve data from i.e, micro SD card drive. The destination drive specifies the drive location where you want to save the recovered data. The “/” specifies the recovery modes.
NOTE: You should always choose a different drive for storing the recovered data, do not choose the micro SD Card itself.
There are 2 modes
Here the source drive is Drive C and the destination drive is Drive E. /n is used to add a search filter in this command specifically for .JPEG and .mp4 files.
This command will specifically scan the camera roll folder for .PNG and .PSD files.
After following the above-mentioned method you will be able to recover lost data from a micro SD card. But there are a few limitations to this method.
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Note: If your SD card is not showing files then learn how to fix and restore the SD card not showing files.
Virus attacks generally lead to files becoming hidden but attrib command will help you in recovering hidden files. The main purpose of this command is to remove and set file attributes like hidden, read-only, system and archived files. You will be able to recover hidden files from other external storage devices as well with attrib command.
-r: The read-only attribute
-s: It assigns ‘System’ attribute to the selected files
-h: It will assign the ‘Hidden’ attribute to the chosen files
/s: It directs to search the specified path including subfolders
/d: It consists of process folders
Now, once the process is finished, a new folder will be created on micro SD card drive. All the recovered data will be available there in that folder in .chk format and you will be able to see all the hidden files now.
Sometimes due to corruption you will be not able to access your precious data on the micro SD card. This happens because with time and more usage, micro SD card tend to form bad sectors which needs to be repaired. Moreover, corrupted micro SD card needs to be handled properly otherwise it may lead to permanent data loss. To verify if your micro SD card is damaged and recover data from the memory card, follow the below steps. Open the command prompt and run as an Administrator.
The chkdsk command scans the corrupted micro SD card and checks for the issues in the micro SD card problems. After trying these steps you will be able to restore data from corrupt SD card. You will see a message saying "Windows has made corrections to the file system" in the command window. Then if the corruption is minor, the damaged SD card will be successfully fixed, and you can see your data again.
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