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


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.

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.

Usually, deleted or formatted data is not permanently removed. Stop using the memory card once you lost data on it. With powerful memory card recovery software, you can hopefully get lost data back.

Step 1. Run memory card recovery software

  • Connect the memory card on which you lost your files to your computer and launch EaseUS card recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard on your PC.
  • Select your memory card under External Devices and click "Scan" to start finding your lost files.
Select memory card to scan and find lost files.

Step 2. Scan to find all lost files from memory card

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will fully scan your memory card and find all your lost data on it.

Scan memory card to find lost files.

Step 3. Scan to find all lost files from your memory card.

After the scanning process, you can check and preview found files in this program.

  • Underneath Deleted Files, you can find your deleted memory card files there.
  • And if you formatted the memory card, you can check those files under Lost Partition Files.
  • And Filter will help you quickly find your lost files from Graphics, Documents, Videos, Audio, and Email, etc.

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

Restore lost memory card data.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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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