How to Recover Data from the SD Card in the Windows Phone

Abby Haines updated on Nov 13, 2018 to Storage Media Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

This page shows you how to recover data from a Windows phone SD card with EaseUS Data Recovery software step-by-step. Try it whenever you suffer unexpected data loss on a Windows phone SD card.

Can I recover data from a Windows phone? 

Last week, I accidentally dropped off my HTC 8X. The phone itself does still work, but the screen is broken. It would not be a big problem. But the problem is that I can't access all of the pictures and video files stored on the phone. I've tried plugging it into my computer, which I had no luck with because I have to unlock the phone to be able to use it. Is there any other Windows phone data recovery solution that can help me exports my media files?

Windows phone data recovery overview

For a long time, Android by Google and iOS by Apple dominated the mobile market. Microsoft introduced its Windows Phone that offers mobile users a new choice. Many mobile phones like Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 920, HTC Accord, HTC Rio, HTC Radar, HTC Eternity, HTC Gold, Samsung Focus and Samsung Ativ S use Windows Phone 7 and the latest Windows Phone 8 as their operating system.  

However, as a matter of fact, users are troubled with data loss on Windows phones for many reasons such as accidental deletion, formatting, virus attacks, phone corruption, and other accidents. When encountering such a problem, people need to find a reliable Windows phone file recovery solution to rescue their data. But what software can help?

Restore lost data with EaseUS Windows phone data recovery software

To guarantee a successful data recovery, you need a powerful and easy-to-use Windows phone data recovery program. But which one can you trust? Here, we recommend to you the EaseUS file recovery software. Being capable of deep scanning the Windows phone SD card to search and export all the lost files, the program works extremely well for Windows phone data recovery.

Now you can try this step-by-step guide to recover your lost data in all Windows phone 10/8/7 with ease.

Notice:
Our software can only support data recovery from a Windows phone SD card and not the internal memory! You'd better connect the SD card to the computer with a card reader.

Step 1. Select the memory card and scan

Connect the memory card to your computer and launch EaseUS card recovery software on your PC. Click "Scan" to start looking for your lost data.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Wait for the scanning process to finish.

After the scanning process, you can check and filter wanted files in this program. Click "Filter" if you are looking for a specific file type.

select the memeory card files

Step 3. Recover wanted files.

You can directly double-click the files to preview and see if the files are all right. After this, you can choose wanted files and click "Recover" to restore them to a secure location on your PC or other external storage devices.

recover memeory card files
 
 

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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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