How to Recover Deleted Photos/Pictures/Images from an SD Card

Abby Haines updated on Aug 23, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles


Why not use powerful SD card photo recovery software to recover deleted pictures from SD card with simple clicks. No matter how you lost images from camera SD card or Android SD card, you can always get them back with EaseUS data recovery software.

SD Card Photos Get Lost, Why?

SD card brings convenience but it also comes with data loss problems. Losing important photos from the SD card is painful. Usually, you lost pictures due to the following reasons:

  • Deleted photos by mistake
  • SD card corrupted or damaged
  • Formatted the SD card
  • Virus infection, power failure, and others

No matter how you lost your photos, selfie or camera photos, the first two things to do is:

1. Stop using the SD card. Don't do anything to your memory card if your photos have been deleted. That is to say, remove it from the camera or phone immediately.

2. Find reliable data recovery software to recover lost photos from your SD card.

How to Recover Lost Photos from SD Card (Easy and Fast)

With the widespread use of SD card, data loss has been common. Your pictures or photos of happy memory might get lost on your SD card. Usually, people don't know what to do when pictures have been accidentally deleted. Ask EaseUS for help!

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, the powerful SD card recovery software, can recover deleted photos/pictures from SD card easily and quickly. Whenever you lost photos or deleted important images on your memory SD card, just calm down and let this software recover photos from SD memory card for you. It has the following main features:

  • Recover deleted and formatted data from different data loss situations.
  • Recover lost data from PCs, laptops, digital devices, hard drive(HDD, SSD, USB, etc), storage media, server, RAID, etc.
  • Recover data even when the system fails to start or crashes.

Here, you will find a tutorial video to show you how to recover deleted photo or pictures from SD card with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

If it's not quite clear for you to follow the tutorial video above, don't worry. Here you'll find a step by step guide on how to recover lost images from SD card.

Step 1. Device connection

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard requires a computer when it's to recover data from an external storage device, like an SD card. So, if it's on your Android phone or on a digital camera, take it out and use a card reader to connect it to your computer.

Step 2. Scan lost photos

Under "External Devices", you can easily find the SD card you just connected. Click the Scan button.

select the sd card and click scan

Next, it's a short time scanning process. You will see a "Deleted files" result appearing very quickly.

scan the lost photos on the sd card

Step 3. Preview photos and recover

After the scan is over, you can use the Filter feature to access only the image files in the scan results by choosing "Graphics". Select the wanted photos and click the Recover button. Don't save the recovered photos to the SD card, use another new location.

select photos and click recover

How to Recover Images from Android SD Card (Without PC)

If you lost pictures from an Android phone, and you don't want to use PC, you can still retrieve Android SD card photos with the help of EaseUS. 

There is no doubt that the smartphone plays an important role in our daily life. We usually use it for communication, gaming, social networking and taking photos. So it stores a lot of private and valuable data on the phone or SD card like contacts, pictures, music, note, and so on. If you accidentally deleted the items. Don't panic! Recover your data with EaseUS MobiSaver for Android Now!

Step 1: Launch the app on your phone and select "SD card". Start scanning lost photos and videos by tapping the "START SCAN" button. Deleted photos and videos will appear on the screen.

Step 2: Tap on settings. You can set preferences to let the software scan and display some certain file size, file formats, etc.

Step 3: After the scan, select displayed files and tap on "Recover". Tap on the eye icon. All the recovered photos and videos are kept there.

recover android sd card photos


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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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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