Your search for answers on SD data recovery ends here. This article will educate you about a powerful SD Data Recovery Software that will help you recover practically any file type from any SD card on any Windows or Mac system.

Introducing the all-new SFWare Data Recovery Software. Designed to make the tiresome data recovery process quick, safe, secure, and easy on the pockets.

Most Common Causes Behind Data Loss From SD Cards

SFWare is designed to find, identify, and recover audio files, images, video files, documents, and all other files types from the following types of SD cards.

Deletion Accidentally deleting files and folders saved on your SD cards is one of the most common reasons why SD card users lose their files.
Formatting Data loss in this scenario can happen in multiple ways:
Formatting the right SD Card without prior backup.
Formatting the wrong SD Card.
Corruption Corruption can happen in various ways including: Physical damage, exposure to severe climate, improper ejection, incomplete data saving process, software bugs, and File system errors.
Virus or Malware attack A billion viruses and malware are estimated to exist on the Web today. And the number is increasing at an alarming rate. Connecting your SD card or other storage device to a virus-infected system can be a major reason your device might also be infected with viruses.
Physically Damaged SD Cards As mentioned earlier, exposing SD cards and other storage devices to extreme weather conditions or improper handling of them. Physical damages might also occur when you throw, drop, and pour liquids on your device.
File System Errors Formatting your file system with an unrecognized file system might also be the reason one might encounter data loss. Apart from file system corruption, one might also encounter errors such as read/write errors, trouble accessing data, unreadable data or directory errors, device not accessible errors, etc.
Accumulation of Bad Sectors on SD Card Sometimes, the sectors or partitions on your SD card or other storage device might corrupt. Therefore, the data stored in them will also either be gone forever, become corrupt, or inaccessible.
Deleting Partitions Some users might delete the entire SD card partitions. Thereby, deleting the data saved in them.

Irrespective of the reasons behind data loss. If you stick to the end and follow the instructions mentioned here, I can assure you. You will be able to rescue SD card data easily.

Even though you have a manual solution to recover files from the SD card. Methods like Recycle Bin, restoring backup files as an alternative to deleted, lost, or formatted data, use in-built tools like Previous Version, or other free tools like Microsoft Windows File Recovery Software. Additionally, you can also use open-source data recovery tools to retrieve data from sd cards.

This is where specialized Data Recovery Tools like SFWare Data Recovery Tool comes into picture.

SFWare Data Recovery Tool is an ultimate answer to any question(s) related to data recovery. Robustly built, meticulously designed, feature loaded, extremely functional, that deliver unmatched results almost instantly, and surprisingly affordable.

The tool is built with our most innovative AI smart file scanners that can find, identify, and retrieve any type of files and file formats. Including various photos and videos file extensions. Additionally the tool is compatible to work seamlessly with any type of SD Cards.

Recover Data From Any SD Card

SFWare has been rigorously tried and tested to work on all types of SD cards manufactured by any of the following brands.

SD Card Sandisk, Samsung, Sony, Lexar, Kingston, Transcend, INDMEM, Silicon Power, PNY, etc.
Memory Card HP, SanDisk, Strontium, Samsung, Lexar, Acer, Western Digital, Toshiba, Transcend, Kingston, Sony, Simms, Swissbit, Marcelle, Micron, Kodak, ADATA, Patriot, etc.
CF Card Lexar, SanDisk, Transcend, KomputerBay, PNY, Delkin Devices, Sony, Panasonic, Kingmax, Silicon Power, Verbatim, Angelbird, etc.
Mini or MicroSD Card Silicon Power, Samsung, SanDisk, Lexar, Kingston, PNY, Transcend, Micron, Sony, Panasonic, Team Group, etc.
SDHC Card Synergy, Sandisk, Silicon Power, PNY, etc.
SDXC Card Sandisk, Peter Hadley, Transcend, Lexar, Lenovo, Sony, INDMEM, etc.
SDUC Card Samsung, Sandisk, Lexar, Kingston, Sony, PNY, Transcend, Teamgroup, Silicon Power, Lacie, Verbatim, Integral, Apacer, etc.
MMC Card Samsung, Sandisk, Transcend, Toshiba, Canon, Edenic, etc.
xD Picture Card INDMEM, Olympus, Fujifilm, Kodak, Sony, etc.

Steps To Recover Data From SD Card on Windows Using SFWare Data Recovery Software

Step 1: Download, install, and setup SFWare Data Recovery Tool on your Windows system.

Step 2: Connect the SD Card from where you want to recover deleted, lost, missing or formatted data to your Windows system using an sd card reader.

Step 3: Launch the Tool and from the main screen, select the connected SD card and click on the Start scan button.

connect the sd card from where you want to recover data, select the location and start the scanning process

Step 4: SFWare starts scanning the selected SD Card and displays the all recovered data on your screen.

SFWare data recovery software will start the sd card data recovery process

Step 5: SFWare Data Recovery comes with in-built features like “Smart Search option” to help you find any particular type of file type.

Step 6: Additionally, the tool comes with a free Preview option. Double-click on any of the recovered files from the SD Card to verify them and validate the SD card data recovery process.

Step 7: Once, you are done verifying and validating the SD card retrieval process. You are now required to select the files, folders, and the data that you want to restore. Upon completion of the data selection process, click on the Save button. This will prompt you to provide a location where you want to save the recovered files from the SD card.

SFWare Data Recovery Software will start saving the selected data to the provided location.

select the location to start the sd card data restoration process

In addition to specialized SD memory card data recovery tools, you can also try manual SD disk recovery solutions like Unhide the Hidden files, Previous Versions, External Backups, Microsoft Windows File Recovery Software, and other Open-source SD file recovery tools.

Recover Lost files on SD Card For Free Using The Unhide Option

At times, the photos, videos, and other files that were saved on the SD card might get accidentally hidden, or one might have changed or configured the system settings to hide certain files, a virus or malware attack can also be the reason as to why the files on SD card are missing or become inaccessible. In any of these cases, the best option is to try unhiding those files.

If in case, you have permanently deleted your SD card files, or formatted it. Then, you can try other solutions.

Recover Deleted Data From SD Card Using Previous Versions

The Previous Versions option is an in-built data backup utility available on Windows systems. This tool primarily creates a backup or a shadow copy of the original data. That can be restored in case of data loss.

1 - Connect the SD card to your system. Navigate to the File Explorer and find your SD card, right-click on the drive and from the option menu, click on the Properties option.

2 - In the Properties window, select the Previous Versions window.

3 - A list of all available restore points or versions will be displayed on your screen. You need to select the latest version or the one taken prior to the moment you lost your SD card data and click on the Restore button, followed by clicking on the OK button .

4 - The selected version will get restored in the same location.

Restore Deleted Data From SD Card From Earlier Backups

Backups are a safety net that protects you and your data from disappearing forever. If you have taken any prior backups of the files saved on your SD card and saved it on any other external drive or Cloud. I highly recommend you restore the backup copies and start using them as an alternative to the original files.

If you don’t have backups, then you can try free tools like the Microsoft Windows File Recovery Tool.

Recover Deleted Files off SD Card Using Microsoft Windows File Recovery Software

Microsoft has also joined the club after launching its own data recovery program called Microsoft Windows File Recovery Software. It’s a free tool that can help Windows 10 and Windows 11 users recover deleted or lost files from any internal or external storage device.

  1. Download Microsoft Windows File Recovery utility from the Microsoft store.
  2. Upon completion of the installation process, go to the Start menu, and search for the Windows File Recovery tool.
  3. Launch the utility, and you will see the following command “winfr destination-drive: source-drive: [/mode] [/switches]” on your screen.
  4. In this context:
  5. - The Destination drive refers to the location where you want to save the recovered files.

    - The source drive refers to the location from where you want to recover the data.

    Mode refer to the recovery option,

    - Regular mode: standard recovery option suitable for non-corrupted NTFS drives.

    - Extensive mode: Suitable for all other file systems.

    Switches is the type of file(s) you want to recover.

    So, you need to enter command like:

    winfr E: D:\RecoveryDestination /regular /n *.png /n *.jpg

  6. Hit the Y key to start the SD card file recovery process. You need to wait till the file recovery process is completed.
  7. Once the process is completed, hit the Ctrl + C keys to end the task and navigate to the destination drive to view the recovered files from the SD card.

Even though the Microsoft Windows File Recovery is a free software, but it also comes with few limitations, such as: command line interface, limited compatibility (works only on Windows 10 19047 and Windows 11), this tool is mainly designed to work with NTFS file systems, FAT32 and exFAT might have limited success, the tool only work in deletion and formatting scenarios and not in complex data loss events, the tool only recovers major file types and might not recover all files effectively, you can only verify and validate the data recovery recovery after the completion of the saving process, the scanning and recovery process can be really slow, no data safety or encryption, and most importantly there is no guarantee of the complete data recovery process.

Retrieve Files From SD Card Using Open-Source Data Recovery Tools

The last option to restore SD card data is by using an open-source data recovery tool. You can try any of the available tools like TestDisk, PhotoRec, FreeRecover, and Kickass undelete. These tools are free, some of them are ease-to-use, and can work in basic data loss scenarios like file deletion.

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