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SD Card Recovery: How to Recover Data from SD Card in Windows and Mac OS

Ever mistakenly lost precious photos, videos and other data from your SD card? Still panic and is there any way to recover those formatted, deleted and lost files? You will say no but the real answer is Yes. You can perform an sd card recovery easily on your own no matter you are running computer with Windows or Mac OS.

1Sd card recovery software: recover files from sd card in 3 Steps

By relying on third-party sd card data recovery software – it is pretty straight forwards. Micro SD data recovery software will use advanced algorithms to scan your SD card and dig the disk to search your erased files. Wondershare Photo Recovery (available for Windows 10) and Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac (available for Yosemite) are such recovery software which can recover images from sd card easily, as well as video and audio files.

This sd card recovery software is pretty easy to use. The friendly-user interface makes everything clear and easy to operate. Just download the free trial version below to have a try first.

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  • Recover image, video and audio files in most data loss situations
  • Read-only, easy-to-use, and cost-effective
  • Recover data from a previously saved scan without rescanning
  • Preview image files before recovery and keep only the ones you want.


2Perform sd card file recovery on Mac or PC

No matter which version you choose, the recovery steps are the same. Just download the right version for your computer and use it as steps introduced below.

Step 1 Connect your SD card to begin

Here we try the Windows version to recover sd card files. First of all, connect your SD card to the computer, and then install the SD card program. Run it and click the "Start" button in the start window to begin sd card recovery.

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Step 2 Choose the SD card to scan it

When your SD card is recognized by the program, you can see it displayed in the list of drives. Choose the drive letter of your SD card and click "Scan" to search lost or deleted files on it.

Note: You can refine the result by using the "Filter Option" function if you know what kinds of file you're looking for. Just click on it and set it (audio, photo or video).

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Step 3 Preview and recover sd card data selectively

When the scan finishes, you will be able to preview found files so as to check whether your lost files are found or not. Then select files you want to recover them from SD card with one click.

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3Common SD card data loss scenarios

Wondershare Photo Recovery can perform sd card data recovery under the below scenarios:
» Accidentally deleted files from SD card
» Formatted SD card
» SD card got corrupted or inaccessible
» Virus inflection
» Power failure
» Others

Meanwhile, famous SD card such as   lexar sd cardsandisk sd card,  ATP SD card, Kingston SD card, Transend SD card,PNY SD card etc, and card types like Mini SD card, sdhc card, and mmc card are all supported.

If you also want to recover other files, such as Emails,Office documents, Archieves, PDF files, etc. from your computer or other storage media, you can also try with: Wondershare Data Recovery or Wondershare data recovery for mac, which is able to recover almost all file types.

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4More useful tips for SD cards:

When you accidentally lost data from your SD card, immediately stop using your SD card which stored precious pictures, movies and other files. If you are much more cautious, plug the SD card out of the device like digital camera, camcorder, mobile phone or even game console, etc. and put it in safe place.

Caution: Never let the slim SD card have any chance to suffer physical damage.

Why should you keep those things first? – In order to maximize the chance of sd card data recovery. Technically speaking, a single delete or format option won't erase the real data that saved on your SD card. The real data is still stored on the precious sectors of the disk on your SD card. As long as those data is not overwritten (If you continue to save more files, they might be overwritten), it is definitely possible to let those lost files come alive with sd card recovery software.

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Dear Randy,There are two ways you can try. 1.Try wondershare player, it is free and can support many formats: 2. And what format of your video?Click the right mouse, check the attribute, according to this to download the relevant vlc Codec Package. If you can''t solve this, contact:
Lokesh, I am not sure what you are telling me to do. What is a "correct codec" and how do I "install" it?
yes very true,, For this we can check the file type in which codec it can be opened and then it can open after installing the correct codec. try the luck..
Nicholas Beckerman
just contact the support:
I never did registered on this when it has all my deleted photos. how do I register without having to buy a whole new version?
I just purchased the full version and no luck! My husband just deleted them tonight, I have a san disk 16gb. Not that that matters much, but why isn''t there a free service or way to restore these videos? I have wasted hours downloading and waiting and paying!! I would like to request my money back, I''ve used a way cheaper service and it had worked perfectly fine, faster, and only 14$! If only I could remember what company it was!!!
I have tried VLC Player. It does not open all the videos. Thanks for your tip. VLC is much better than Windows Media Player, but these files will not open even with VLC. I took my disk to Costco, and a brilliant guy there managed to get a few videos to open, some only with broken sound, but most of them would not open. I have to try to use Deep Scan but at this point I feel rather a sense of futility and am about to just accept the fact that the videos are lost forever.
Hi Bryan, You can try to open them with VLC player. It can handle most of the video formats.
I was able to recover my photos but the video files do not work. It says they are corrupt. It shows the files and they are .mov but they do not work. How can I recover the video files?
If the software can find your SD card while it can''t retrieve the data, it means the data has already been erased. Please check whether you have backup your data in other places.
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