How to Recover Audio Files from SD Card (Full Guide)

As one of the most commonly used storage devices, SD cards are suitable for many scenarios. You can use the SD card on your mobile phone as portable storage, you can apply it to your digital camera, and you can also take it as an external hard drive. In this article, you will check the method of how to recover audio files from an SD card. No matter what reason caused your audio files lost, this article will help.

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Recently, one user said he wanted to transfer some music from the computer to the SD card. But when he plugged the SD card into the computer, the antivirus software deleted all the existing audio files. He wants to know how to recover the lost music.

When you delete audio files on your computer, the files will be temporarily saved in the recycle bin. If you don't empty the recycle bin, you can recover the deleted files from the recycle bin. But after deleting the audio files on the SD card, you will not be able to recover the deleted files through the recycle bin. So is there any method to recover deleted files from the SD card? Please keep reading and learn more about it.

Can I Recover Audio Files from SD Card?

Luckily, the answer is positive. As long as you didn't overwrite the data, it is possible for you to recover deleted audio files from the SD card.

What is Overwrite

Overwrite data means after you have deleted data on the SD card, you put something new in the SD card. When a file is deleted, the information is not immediately removed from the disk. Instead, the file system simply updates the database and tracks the files on the disk to confirm that the file is no longer needed and then hides the files from being visible. The information will only be removed if the operating system decides to use it to store another file.

So if have lost or deleted data on the SD card, you should stop using the SD card immediately and take a valid data recovery method to get back your data. Please keep reading to check the SD card data recovery method.

How to Recover Audio Files from SD Card

Now you know it is possible to recover audio files from an SD card. The next you should know is how to recover. As mentioned above, you can't get the SD card data back from the computer recycle bin. What you need is to take advantage of third-party data recovery software.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a professional recovery tool supporting recovering deleted files on hard drives, recover files after formatting, and recover virus infected data, etc. It provides both the quick scan and the deep scan modes to satisfy different users' demands and enables users to preview files before recovery.

If you are interested in EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, download this tool and follow the steps below to recover audio files from an SD card.

Step 1. Download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard - the dependable SD card recovery software for Windows on your PC. Connect the SD card to your computer with either a card reader or by attaching the device that contains it. Launch the software so you can see the SD card from the disk list presented on the interface. Select the SD card and click Scan.

select the sd card and click scan

Step 2. The scan process should be running. A quick scan is able to quickly find the files that were recently deleted or items emptied from the recycle bin, and the later deep scan is useful for files that are harder to find, which might lose file names. During the course of scanning the SD card, you can start checking the results from the leftside tree-view pane, or simply use the Filter function to show up only the pictures, doucments, videos, emails and so on.

find wanted sd card files

Step 3. Double-click on a file will allow you to preivew its content. At last, select the desired files you wish to recover and click the Recover button to get them all back. When you're asked to choose a location to save the recovered files, do not use the SD card but another drive, to avoid data overwriting.

recover sd card files

How to Prevent SD Card Data Overwriting

As mentioned above, the key to recovering deleted data on SD cards is not to overwrite data. If you have deleted the content by accident, try the following tips to avoid data overwriting on the SD card and the computer.  

  • Do not put new content into the SD card.
  • Do not perform any operation on the SD card.
  • Do not restore data to the same SD card.
  • Make a full backup of your SD card regularly.

The Bottom Line

That's all about how to recover audio files from an SD card. Simply put, once you have deleted or lost audio files from the SD card, you can only seek help from data recovery software. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the right choice for you, as it is safe and easy to use. You can recover almost everything with it, do not hesitate and download it to have a try!

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