How to Recover Videos from SD Card

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SD card is a popular storage device which is widely used on Android phones & tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, and many other devices. Users can use this extra space on the memory card to save a lot of media files even when they have limited phone memory. But sometimes, these files can get lost or deleted due to various reasons like corruption. When it happens, video recovery is the only option left. Follow the write-up to know the causes of losing videos and how to recover videos from SD Card.

Causes for losing video files from SD Card

There are several reasons from improper handling to technical malfunctions that can cause loss of videos stored in the memory card. Below mentioned are some of the common reasons:

  • Accidental deletion of video from the memory card
  • Formatting of memory card
  • Memory cards infected with malware
  • Improper insertion or ejection from the camera, card reader, computer or other devices
  • No matter the reason behind the loss of video file, here are some DIY methods that can guide you to recover deleted or lost video files from SD Card.

    DIY Methods to recover lost videos from SD card

    1. Performing CHKDSK to recover video files
    2. A Professional SD Card recovery software

    Performing CHKDSK: CHKDSK is a command run utility that is used on Microsoft Windows-based systems to check the file system and status of the system's hard drives. If the external storage device says SD card or memory card has bad sectors or internal errors, the device can get corrupt very easily. The CHKDSK marks the errors and prevents data corruption by fixing the errors. Follow the steps given below to recover files from any SD card/USB drives.

  • Connect the SD card to the computer system
  • Type cmd in the Search box, Command Prompt application is opened
  • Right-click on command prompt and select the Run as Administrator
  • Type chkdsk < SD card drive letter>:/f (e.g., chkdsk E: /f) in command prompt and press Enter

  • You can perform check disk only when the amount of corruption is less and files are readable. If the severity of corruption is high, then the chances of losing data is also high. While executing commands, it is advised to follow the right method and the right commands. Improper command execution would lead to the deletion of files and folders from the device. So, for the safe recovery of videos from SD card, it is recommended to use a reliable video recovery software to recover deleted videos from SD card without any complication. It is a proficient way of recovering lost or erased videos from memory card.

    SFWare Video Recovery is an effective tool designed to work with all kinds of storage devices and recover videos from them. It supports all the video formats like MOV, MP4, AVI, MPEG, etc. and has a user-friendly interface that makes the recovery process easy and quick.

    SFWare SD Card recovery software:

    SFWare video recovery tool provides a great way to recover videos of any format regardless of the reason for data loss. Whether it is accidental deletion or loss due to formatting of the memory card, SFWare SD Card recovery is your go-to choice. Follow the steps to recover media files from memory card.

      Download and install the SFWare SD Card Recovery Software and follow the below steps to recover formatted SD Card:

      Step 1: Launch the application, main screen displays "Recover Files" and "Recover Formatted/Corrupt" options

      Select option for Recovery of Formatted SD Card

      Step 2:Next screen list of drives/partitions are displayed. Select the appropriate drive to recover files from formatted SD card and click on "Next" button

      Select Drive for Recovery of Formatted SD Card

      Step 3: Software initialises scanning of selected drive. Once it is done, files are displayed in "Data View" and "File Type View"

      Select Files from the View

      Step 4: Save the recovered files by giving desired location.

    Why SFWare Video Recovery Software?

  • The tool effortlessly recovers Video files from SD Card
  • Compatible on both Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Designed with powerful scan engine for quick recovery of video files
  • Easy user interface and automatic software that makes your recovering task easier
  • Comes with unique search option and recovers files based on file signature
  • Data lost due to accidental deletion or any SD Card errors can be recovered in few clicks
  • More About SD Card Inaccessibility

    What if SD Card go unrecognisable by the computer? How to recover videos from SD Card when device itself becomes undetected? Here, are few manual methods given to check the connectivity of the SD card with the system and make it possible to work.

    Reinstallation of the Driver: Drivers are responsibe for establishing communication between the computer and any other storage device. Each device will have a specific driver that needs to be installed to work properly. When computer doesn’t recognize SD card that contains videos, specific driver associated for SD card has to be reinstalled. Procedure to install driver is stated below.

  • Go to My Computer/ This PC and right click on it
  • Select Manage > Device Manager > Disk Drives
  • Right-click on the name of your removable drive
  • Click OK

  • Later performing these steps disconnect your SD card. Restart your system and connect the SD Card. If the problem is with driver, now system will recognise the SD Card and you can now get back the access to the videos stored in the memory card.

    Assigning the new drive letter: When an external drive is connected to a system, a drive letter is assigned automatically. If the drive letter is missing, then manually assign the letter to the drive using the following steps shown.

  • Press Windows + X keys together to open Disk Management
  • Locate the drive from the list to change the drive letter
  • Right-click on the drive and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths
  • Choose the drive letter from the drop down box, that the computer should assign to the external device
  • Once the drive letter assigned, eject the USB device and reconnect it

  • Changing drive letter assigned for drives that have pre-installed software may cause the software to stop working. Especially, if still using Windows XP or Windows Vista, this is likely to be a problem. It is suggested to use a third party tool for easy and secure recovering of video files from SD card.

    Tips to prevent data loss from Memory Card

  • Immediately stop using memory card when data is being missed
  • Use an antivirus software to scan memory card before using in any other system
  • Avoid ejecting of SD Card when it is still in working condition
  • Conclusion

    SFWare SD Card Recovery is the safest way to restore deleted videos from SD cards. It also helps in recovering lost videos of any file format without compromising on file integrity. Furthermore, it retains the originality of the videos from all kinds of SD cards. With the help of SFWare SD Card Recovery tool, thousands of media files can be quickly restored.