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Android SD Card Recovery: Recover Deleted Files from Android SD Card

How to Recover Deleted Files from Android SD Card

Ok, so I have a Galaxy S2. I have deleted all videos and photos in Galaxy S2 SD card at once. And one video is very important for me. Is it possible to recover it and how can I retrieve it? Thank you.

Nowadays many smart phone users are suffering from data loss. The good news is that all digital data can possibly be retrieved as long as you follow the right guide. In this case, the key point of recovering deleted files like videos and photos from Android SD card is that you should stop using your Android phone. Any new data in the SD card might overwrite your lost files. Then you can try your best to find a data recovery program to help you.

If you're using Samsung devices, the first solution is recommended. For devices of other brands, you can adopt the second one.

Solution 1: Recover files (SMS, contacts, photos & video) from Android

With Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android, you can recover photos and videos from SD cards on Android devices, as well as contacts and messages on SIM cards. Download Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android below.

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Note: Please check your Samsung device model and the Android OS here before you perform the recovery. Not all Android devices are supported right now by Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android.

Step 1. Connect your Android device to the computer

After installing the program, run it and you'll get the main interface as follows. Connect your Android device to the computer, and move to the next step.

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Step 2. Enable USB debugging on your Android device

If you didn't enable USB debugging on your device before, you'll get the window below after connecting your device. Now you need to enable USB debugging by following the way offered below. Choose the way suitable for your device:

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"

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Step 3. Analyze and scan your Android device

Before scanning your device, the program needs to analyze it at first. Click "Start" to begin.

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After that, you can scan your device now. At the same time, turn to your device and click "Allow" on the homescreen. Then back to the program and click "Start" to scan the device. The scan will take you a while.

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Step 4. Preview and recover data from Android SD cards

Besides photos and video from the SD card, Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android also lets you recover contacts and messages from SIM card on your Andorid device. You can preview to check the content in the scan result. Choose what you want and save them on your computer by clicking "Recover".

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Solution 2: Recover files (photos, music & video) from Android

Download the free trial version of Wondershare Photo Recovery below. Choose the right version for your need.

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Note: If you have found the data you want with this photo recovery, please save the scan result if you want to recover later, to avoid data loss.

Wondershare Photo Recovery and Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac are able to retrieve deleted files like videos, photos and audios that are stored on sd card inside your Android phone. Additionally, you can get a trial version of Wondershare Photo Recovery to scan your sd card for deleted files first without pay for it.

Step 1. Connect your device and run the program

After installing and launching Wondershare Photo Recovery in your Windows computer, you will see a window that lists all supported devices. You just need to click “Start” to begin.

Note: Please connect your Android phone or Android sd card with your computer and be sure that it can be recognized as a hard drive in your computer.

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Step 2. Scan your Android SD card

Then the program will display hard drives and external storage devices like your Android sd card. To continue, you can select your Android sd card and click “Scan” to look for deleted files.

Note: If you want to recover specific files such as videos or photos, you can click “Filter Options” to refine the scanning result.

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Step 3. Preview and recover data from Android SD cards

All found files will be displayed in the left of the program after the scan. They are listed in categories or paths. You can view the file name to check whether it is what you are going to retrieve or not. Plus, you can even preview the found photos.

In the end, you just need to select files you want to restore and click “Recover” to save them in your computer.

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Note: Please do not save the restored files to your Android sd card after the recovery. Just find a folder in your computer to restore them. Then you can try transforming them to your Android SD card.

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I've tried the Dr.Fone for Android, it finds my contacts. Thanks.
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