Once you purchased your Android phone, to optimize your Android phone experience, it is suggested that you buy a micro SD card so you can store your data on it (if your Android phone has a card slot). By storing your files, like photos, videos, contacts, SMS messages or applications on the external storage, you can free the internal storage of your phone, thus to keep the android phone running fast and smooth. While during the usage of your Android device, have you ever mistakenly deleted photos or videos from your Android SD micro card, or got your SD card formatted? Whatever the scenario is, data loss could definitely be a headache. Then how do we solve the problem, and get our lost data back? Here I provide you the easiest way to recover lost files from SD card with Android Data Recovery.
First let me explain how a memory card works. When you deleted files from the card, the files will be hided from visibility, and the space of the files will be marked as available for use. The space will stay as it was until new data added in. So as long as you didn't overwrite the space with new added data, it is totally possible to recover data from the SD card.
So, if you are experience any data loss from your SD card, just stop using the card in case of any overwriting, and follow the instruction below to recover lost photos or other files from Android SD card.
As mentioned before, deleted data can't be seen and thus can't be recovered under normal circumstances. In order to recover these files, third party utility that uses advanced algorithms must be applied, it is the easiest and the only way to recover your lost files. But there are so many tools to choose from, which one should you pick? I recommend Android Data Recovery, a very easy to use program that could recover almost all types of files easily and quickly.
Since you might be using Windows or Mac, this guide will provide both versions. Plus, when downloading Android Data Recovery, choose the right version.
Within 3 Steps, all files will be retrieved from your Android SD card, fast and easy:
1. Download Android Data Recovery, install and run it on your PC. Connect your Android device to this computer.
2. Enable USB debugging and turn on USB storage. And click "Next".
3. Click "Allow" on your Android device when an app. Superuser Request pops up. Then click "Start" and select your file type.
4. Choose the files you want to recover and click "Recover", and save the files on your PC.
For detailed instruction, click how to use Android SD Card Data Recovery. Just follow the instruction, and you shall recover all the files you lost.
Now, after talking about the most secure and easiest way to rescue your lost files, now let's discuss some tips that might be helpful to you. Well, in some cases, the micro SD card might just be corrupted or damaged. Here are common reasons for Android SD card corruption, see if you have ever encountered these.
So when your SD card gets corrupted or damaged, how do you repair it, or at least get the files back? Here provides a small tip that might work.
1. You can attempt to fix your corrupted SD card using the desktop Windows' built-in chkdsk utility by open up Windows command prompt:
Start-> Run-> cmd.exe
2. When the screen pops up, type:
chkdsk /X /F
For example, my SD card reader is H:\ drive, so I type chkdsk /X /F H:
3. Then press enter and wait for the process bar running to its end.
After all is done, the corrupted card should be usable and accessible, and your files back, too. If it doesn't work, please click how to recover files from Android corrupted card for a safer solution.
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