Windows phone 7 will stop working properly if you remove the SD card, and the SD card cannot be read by another phone, device, or PC. If you want to revive the SD card that once was in your Windows phone 7, you will have to decrypt it by formatting. Then what about all the files on the card? Can they be recovered? Or you have no problem with the formatting, but you accidentally deleted something you wanted to keep and you would like to recover them, then this is just the right article for you.
There are 2 ways to recover the deleted files from your Windows Phone 7, the good old one from backup, and the other with third party utility. So we will separate the article into two parts, each demonstrate one way.
Since you the SD card and your Windows Phone 7 internal storage are considered as one storage system, so when you connect your Windows Phone 7 to the PC, the software Zune will automatically backup all your data and settings, no matter they are stored on your phone or card. If you have a recent backup with your deleted files in it, it's much easier from here.
1. Make sure you note all you settings and the data since your last sync, so you will know what to do later to set your phone up the way you want to.
2. Connect your Windows Phone 7 to your PC that you usually sync with and run Zune software.
3. Go to Setting -> Phone -> Update, and click Restore.
4. Then follow the on-screen instruction to complete the restoration.
This only applies to those who have Zune backups, if you happen to have no backups, please read the next part.
Data loss is what we all hated, but with the little help from third party utility, it can be covered. When you found yourself deleted some pictures, videos, texts or other files off your windows phone 7, just stop using the phone and take out the SD card, do not add in any new data just in case they overwrite your original files. Then go download the software Card Data Recovery, and follow the instruction below.
Windows Phone 7 Data Recovery comes in both Windows and Mac version, so choose the right one for your PC. Prepare your Windows Phone 7 SD card, and let's get started! The guide below is for Windows users, Mac users please read how to use Card Data Recovery for Mac.
There you go, your files are retrieved. If you have a smartphone that runs Windows Phone 8, to recover deleted photos, videos and files from Windows Phone 8, please read Recover Data from Widows Phone 8.
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