How to recover lost data from SD card

Ever mistakenly lost precious photos, videos and other data from your SD card? Still panic and is there any way to recover those formatted, deleted and lost files? You will say no but the real answer is Yes. You can perform SD card data recovery with M3 Data Recovery easily on Windows.

By relying on third-party SD card data recoverysoftware - it is pretty straight forwards. Micro SD data recovery software will use advanced algorithms to scan your SD card and dig the disk to search your erased files. M3 Data Recovery, recovers lost and deleted digital photos and various other files from removable drives and also from fixed hard drives with ease. It's easy to use interface requires absolutely zero technical knowledge from the user to recover data.

With ONLY 3 steps, you can quickly perform SD card file recovery

Step 1: Connect your SD card to a computer and install M3 Data Recovery on that computer. Run the program and select the recovery mode.

Choose Format Recovery module

Step 2: Choose the drive letter of your SD card and click "Next" to search lost or deleted files from your SD card.

Choose partition to recover formatted data

Step 3: When the scan finishes, you will be able to preview found files by duoble click the lost file so as to check whether your lost files are found or not. Then select files you want to recover from  SD card with one click.

Recover data from formatted drive

Tips to ensure better Chance of SD card file recovery:
1. Take the SD card out of your media device, and then plug it into your computer with a card reader.
2. DO NOT defrage your SD card before the SD card recovery.
3. Save the recovered files to another disk instead of the original SD card.

About SD card data loss

Secure Digital (SD) is a non-volatile memory card format developed by Matsushita, SanDisk, and Toshiba for use in portable devices. Today it is commonly used in digital cameras, handheld computers, PDAs, mobile phones, GPS receivers, and video game consoles.

Lke any other storage device, SD cards are also prone to corruption and data loss.The following scenarios may contribute to the logical crash of an SD card, leading to loss of photos and other files present on it:

  • Accidental deletion of files
  • Wrongly formatted SD card
  • Corruption of the file system
  • Improper ejecting of the SD card from the laptop or PC
  • Abrupt system shut down while transferring files from SD card to computer

Due to such situations, the files will not be able to accessed on your SD card. Since the files can't be saw on the SD card, it does not mean that they have gone for ever, it just the file entry is erased or destoryed from your SD card. In order to maximize the chance of SD card data recovery, stop using your SD card immediately which stored precious pictures, movies and other files. If you are much more cautious, plug the SD card out of the device like digital camera, camcorder, mobile phone or even game console, etc. and put it in safe place.

Caution: Never let the slim SD card have any chance to suffer physical damage.