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SD card has become one of the standard for digital photo storage. The cards are inexpensive, compatible with a wide range of hardware and can hold hundreds or even thousands of pictures. Cards can also be easily overwritten with new data without warning. However, there are utilities available for recovering data and pictures from a corrupted SD memory card. If you're a better than average computer user, PhotoRec is available for free. However, it is not as easy to use as the recovery programs available for purchase. If you're not comfortable with PhotoRec, then SD CardRecoveryPro is a better option.

First, keep in mind not to save more files on the card you are trying to recover. If you do this, your chances of restoring the data will fall to the minimum.

Hence, it will be safer for you to keep the card in a safe place until you have a program that is ready to help you recover the data in it. Moreover, you need an SD card reader in order for you to use whatever the software you have downloaded for the SD card. This is especially true if you have an older version of computer. Newer laptops have built-in card readers so you must not worry about this hand-held memory card reader anymore.


To recover the lost data in the card, you have to locate a quality data recovery software, just like CardrecoveryPro. Follow the steps below to realize your memory card recovery.

How to use CardrecoveryPro?

Step 1

Download CardrecoveryPro Software, install and launch it.

Step 2

Perform a Full Scan. Insert the memory card into your card reader or device, and run the CardrecoveryPro Software. Click the "Start Scan" button on the main window of CardrecoveryPro. You can see the list of all volumes found on your computer, select the exact drive and click the "Next" button to start scanning. If you can't see the drive, please make sure your external drives are connected, and click 'Refresh' button.

Step 3

Preview and Recover Data. Find the files you want to restore in the scan result. Select them and click Recover.

Tips&Warnings

  • Do not set the card near a magnet as this will delete all of its data.
  • Do not use the card for any other purpose if you have accidentally deleted files, as the device will record the new files over the old ones.
  • Do not wait a long time to restore the lost data, after a longer time, it is harder to restore, regardless of the software used.
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