Linux SD Card Data Recovery: Restore Deleted Files

I tried to access my SD card as usual. This time, though, is different. My SD card's inaccessible, its filesystem is corrupted, and some files are gone. On top of that, I'm on Linux, and most information scattered online is about Windows or macOS. What can I do?

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Dany· Answered on Mar 10, 2023

You can recover your files from an SD card on Linux. An inaccessible SD card can be quite frustrating. However, it is best not to worry, as making the wrong step may reduce your chances of recovering your data. Instead, make a logical plan for dealing with the issue at hand.

When you delete a file or directory on an SD card in Linux, it does not disappear forever. There are a few tiers of folders where deleted files can go before being completely removed from your system. Regardless of the cause for deletion, deleted files and folders might still take up space on your hard disk even if it's "empty".

Deleted files in Linux are often routed to the "trash can" folder. The folder appears in the system as "TRASH" and can only be accessed by enabling the hidden folder view option. You can find files in Linux in this way.

You can retrieve your data quickly if you have backed up the files on the SD card using backup software. However, recovering these files on Linux will be more difficult without a backup. 

Don't give up if you accidentally removed files from your SD card or if your card has gotten corrupt. You can retrieve your crucial data by using memory card data recovery software.

In any circumstances, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can recover files from SD cards. Regardless of whether the SD card is formatted in FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, or exFAT. Aside from memory card recovery, this robust file recovery program can also restore data from external hard drives, SD cards, and other devices.

Ensure that your Linux recognizes the SD card. Then, scan and restore data from the SD card using the recovery software. Finally, fix and recover data and files from the SD card.

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