How to recover deleted files from a corrupted SD card

SD cards are the most compact device for storing data. In such miniature size, you can store a world of images, videos, and audios. Whether you have one in your phone or your camera, an SD card holds data that you may not want to lose. But, have you ever accidentally deleted your files off the SD card? Or stuck in a situation where your card suddenly stopped responding? We know nobody wants to lose their data. Don’t worry! Even in such situations, there are ways to get hold of your files. This article is all about recovering such files from your SD card using memory card recovery software.

Here are a few measures you should take to recover your corrupted SD card.

You don’t need to format your card:

It is quintessential not to format your SD card if you have accidentally deleted your files because it will be almost impossible to recover them thereafter. The first step is to ensure that your SD card reader is working properly. Try changing the card reader and the ports on your PC. This will help you ensure that the problem is related to your SD card and not the card reader. Most of the times, it is your card reader that’s not working. If you use your card on a phone, then check your card by using it another device or a PC.

Taking the help of a File Recovery Software:

If you have started your search online for recovering deleted files, then you may have come across various memory card recovery software recovery software. There are a plethora of file recovery apps available in the market that claim to restore your files for free.

While this software do not guarantee complete recovery of deleted data, they sometimes also rename the recovered data. This could be a serious problem for many people out there as it’s a tedious task to rename all the files.

There are also some people who don’t have any problem with renaming those files But a usual catch with these programs is that some software only recovers a limited number of files. If you want to recover all the files, then you may have to buy the software. Another way is to download open-source software or download a cracked copy (torrent). Choose your software after reading a lot about it.

Also, since this software are free, there is a great chance that they may download some unwanted software. These unwanted programs may make your PC slower, and can also be possible malware.

To avoid this, never choose the “Recommended” installation method. You should opt for “Manual” installation and read each every screen carefully, opt out for everything you don’t need such as free software and toolbars. You can always avoid this hassle if you are using a paid software.

One minor point to remember is that when you will be restoring your files then you will be required to choose a destination folder for recovered files. You can not set this as your SD card, or the same folder that you are recovering from. Please, choose your computer’s hard disk in such a case.

Once you have selected the files to recover and chosen your destination, the files will take some time to copy the files. After that, you can browse to the destination folder and your recovered files will be there. Ciao!