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An SD memory card is used in digital cameras as the storage media for photos taken. A corruption in the file structure of the SD memory card will render those pictures being stored unreadable. The lost files can be recoverable, This article will provide you tips on how to recover deleted files from your corrupted SD card. Follow the steps below to recover files on a corrupt SD card.

Steps to recover your deleted files

Step 1

Stop working on the SD card, don't attempt to find the photos yourself. If you click around in the folders on a memory card on your computer, you can cause more problems. You don't want to end up deleting your pictures by accident. When you put your card on computer, it is highly likely that your computer will fail to recognize the files on the card and prompt you to reformat. Say "No." Reformatting the card will erase all of your pictures.

Step 2

If you do know if the error is on your camera, inset your card in another camera. It is rare, but the potential that it is a camera issue and not a card issue is certainly possible. Even if you test the card in a computer and it works, you won't know for sure that it is a camera issue unless the card works in another camera.

Step 3

Attempt to open the card on more than one computer if you can. On most Windows systems, the card can be inserted directly into the memory card slot. This slot is on the front or side of laptops, and often hidden behind a panel on desktop computers. If you have a Mac, you will likely need a memory card reader. These devices are made so that the card slides into one end and the other end can be inserted into any USB port on your computer.

Step 4

If the steps above fail to recover your photos, download a recovery program. There are many software, such as CardrecoveryPro, is available for free download online. This program will attempt to recover all of the identifiable photos on your disk and save them to another location, leaving the original disk unaltered.
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User Guide: SD CardrecoveryPro

1. Download CardrecoveryPro Software, install and launch it.
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2. Perform a Full Scan. Insert the card into your card reader or device, and run the CardrecoveryPro Software. Click the "Start Scan" button on the main window of CardrecoveryPro. Select the drive or card that where the lost files had been stored. Click Scan. The software will quickly scan the selected disk to find all your target files.

3. Preview and Recover Files. Find the files you want to restore in the scan result. Select them and click Recover. You can find the recovered files in the destination folder. Attention: The destination folder can't be in the same drive as the drive you scanned. It will take about 2-10 minutes to scan, it depends on your disk size and files amount on the disk.

Tips & Warnings

  • Keep the card in a case to protect it from harsh weather.
  • 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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