How to Recover Data from Micro SD Card

Abby Haines Updated on Jul 12, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

You may have deleted or lost some important files from your micro SD card due to misoperations. Luckily, you can get your data back with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, a tool that can help you recover pictures, videos, audio files, documents, and more from your micro SD card. Download this tool to retrieve your files safely.

"Last week, I went to visit my friend and her newly born baby. I took many photos of the baby. But when I got home and connected my Micro SD card to my computer, something unknown happened and I cannot open the card. The error makes all the files on the card inaccessible. If anyone who knows how to recover data from Micro SD card, please let me know."

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How Micro SD Card Recovery Works

Nowadays, most digital devices are using Micro SD cards to extend the storage capacity. So users can save files such as pictures, video files, music files, etc on the device. This tiny storage device becomes more and more popular among users around the world. However, with the widespread use, unexpected data loss disaster happens frequently. Even you take every precaution to avoid the accident, it may still happen one day. In this case, Micro SD card recovery software becomes quite important for you to rescue your data containing important information. Here we recommend you EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard - a reliable data recovery tool provides a great method to recover data from Micro SD card. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the most popular Micro SD card recovery software.

  • It recovers deleted, formatted, corrupted or lost data.
  • It also restores pictures, images, photos, videos from Micro Secure Digital card. (More than 1000 types of file types)
  • It has a wizard-style interface and allows you to easily recover files from an external hard drive or a micro SD memory card.
  • It supports all popular brands including SanDisk, Kingston, PNY, Lexar, Transcend, PQI and more.

Recover Data from Micro SD Card (Easy and Fast)

Stop using your SD card immediately once you lost files on it. Continuing using the card would hugely increase the chance of data overwriting, which makes data unrecoverable.

Step 1: Connect the SD card to PC

Insert the SD card to a card reader, and connect the card reader with your SD card to a healthy computer.

Step 2: Run SD card recovery software and scan the card.

  • Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your PC and select your SD card under the External Devices column.
  • Then click Scan to start finding lost data on your SD card now.
Run SD card recovery software.

Step 3: Check found SD card data.

After the scanning process, you can preview and find your lost SD card files from below listed tabs:

  • Deleted Files: List your deleted files there.
  • Drive X: All lost files can be found here.
  • Lost Partition Files: Check first if it's for formatted recovery.
  • Extra Files: Finds files that lost names or paths.

And you can use Filter and Search to quickly find your files.

Find lost SD card files.

Step 4: Restore SD card data.

  • You can check and preview found files by double-clicking each one of them.
  • Then click Recover to save found SD card files to a secure location on your PC or an external storage.
Restore lost SD card files.

Micro SD Card Recovery Notice

Tips for avoiding data being overwritten:

  • Stop using or write new data on the Micro SD card immediately before you retrieve all your data completely.
  • Try EaseUS card recovery software to recover lost pictures and other files as soon as possible.
Tip
If the Micro SD card cannot be read as a drive letter in "This PC" after it is connected, a USB SD card reader may be needed. Some latest computers have such card reader built in. And if this method is still not helpful, you can refer to how to fix damaged SD card to rescue your data.

Conclusion

No matter you have lost data from a corrupted SD card or formatted microSD card, you can always get data back with the help of EaseUS. You need to stop using the card and take out your camera or phone. Then, find a PC, download and install the data recovery software and restore data. To avoid data loss, it is a good idea to back up files with a schedule. You can back up files daily, weekly or monthly. No matter what happens, you can get data back all the time.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Qusetions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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