How to Recover Lost Data from Lexar SD Card on Windows/Mac

If you format Lexar SD card or deleted Lexar photos, videos, and documents, you can get data back with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. This data recovery software enables you to recover Lexar data from Windows and Mac with simple steps.

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"The Lexar SD card asks me to format it. I did it because I didn't have other choices. But I lost all the photos on it. How can I get back all my photos from my formatted Lexar SD Card."

What Causes Lexar SD/Memory Card Data Loss

Lexar has long been the go-to card for photography enthusiasts and professional shooters. Now we enter the realm of high-capacity, high-powered SD cards for serious, high-energy photographers and video producers. While a little pricey, the Lexar Professional SD cards are available in 32, 64, and 128 GB. However, you inevitably lost data from Lexar or other brands of SD cards. The common causes are as follows:

  • Delete photos accidentally.
  • Format SD card for the first use.
  • Windows asks you to format the disk before you can use it.
  • SD card file system corrupted or damaged.
  • Malware or virus attack.
  • Other reasons...

Reliable Lexar SD Card Data Recovery Software for Windows and Mac

The most straightforward way to recover lost photos after formatting is to use file recovery software. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is able to rescue your data easily and quickly. It has the following highlights:

How to Recover Lexar SD Card Data on Windows 10/8/7

Download EaseUS data recovery software on your computer. Follow the steps below. If you are using Mac, download the Mac version to get back Lexar data.

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

Do You Need Specialized Data Recovery Services?
Consult with EaseUS Data Recovery Experts for one-on-one manual recovery service. We could offer the following services after FREE diagnosis:
1. Repair corrupted RAID structure, unbootbale Windows OS and corrupted virtual disk file (.vmdk, .vhd, .vhdx, etc.)
2. Recover/repair lost partition and re-paritioned drive
3. Unformat hard drive and repair raw drive(Bitlocker encrypted drive)

How to Recover Data from Lexar SD Card on Mac

If you are a Mac user, you can also perform Lexar SD card recovery with EaseUS Mac data recovery software. Download the Mac version and follow the steps below to recover data from an SD card.

Step 1. Correctly connect your memory card to your Mac. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac. Start selecting the card and click Scan to let the software search for lost files on it.

select the sd card where data lost and click scan

Step 2. After a quick scan and deep scan, all files will be presented in the left panel in the scan results.

scan the sd card to find the lost data on it

Step 3. Select files you want to recover and click the "Recover Now" button. Don't save the recoverable files to the SD card itself in case of data overwriting.

scan the sd card to find the lost data on it

Extra Tips: How to Prevent SD Card Data Loss

Prevention is always a good measure to avoid the data loss issue. Here, I have listed some tips on preventing SD card data loss issue:

Back up Important Data

Data backup can never be ignored. It cannot be replaced if you want to avoid the data loss problem. You should keep at least one copy of the original data on a different partition or storage device. Besides, a backup should be done on a regular basis. If you don't want to manually back up data. You can use file backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup. You can automatically back up files or data with the help of this software.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup software and then choose "File", "Disk/partition" or "OS" for different backup purpose.

back up data with easeus todo backup

Step 2. Choose the system, disk partition, files or apps that you want to back up. Then select a destination where you want to store the backup file.

Step 3. Click "Proceed" to start the data backup process.

Think Carefully When Deleting Files

When you delete files, you should think twice before deleting data, making sure they are really useless.

Use Anti-virus Software

Viruses and malware can infect your SD card. It is recommended to install anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date.


If you lost photos or other files from Lexar, Sandisk, Kingston, or other SD cards, you can recover them with EaseUS Data Recovery software. You can also learn some bonus tips to protect your data. If you need a backup plan, EaseUS file backup software is a nice choice.

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