Oct 092015

SD Card is a very common tool to store data, but sometimes it is frustrating, because you may see some errors when you connect your SD Card to computer, for example, “The disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now” or “File or directory is corrupted and unreadable”, it means that you can’t read/write data on your Card. More seriously, if you can’t handle it properly, you may lose those data on memory card for ever.

When you meet this situation, you might be very anxious to restore those data on your SD Card, and you can use cmd to get your lost files back by repair the formatted or corrupted SD Card:

How to Recover Files From Formatted or Corrupted SD Card Using cmd

  • 1. Click “Run” at start menu on your computer, then type “cmd” in the input box.
  • 2. Type the command “CHKDSK [driveletter] /r” in the command promote. For example, your SD Card’s drive letter is “E”, you should type command “CHKDSK E: /r”. The command “CHKDSK” checks the specify disk for structure corruption. The paramter “/r” tells the command to repair the issues it finds.
  • 3. Go ahead and choose “Yes”. Chkdsk will report back what it has done and go to my computer and check out your drive.
recover files from sd card using cmd

But sometimes you may not be so lucky like that, and you need a third party software such as SD Card Data Recovery to recover lost files from Micro SD Memory Card. The software can restore your lost data in the much worse situation.

How to Recover Deleted Files from SD Card with Card Data Recovery

  • 1.Connect your Sd card to computer which install SD Card Data Recovery, launch the software, choose the drive you want to recover and click “Scan”.
  • 2.After scanning, you can preview all the files and choose the data you need to recover. Click “Recover”.
  • 3.Choose a path to save those data and they will be saved on your computer.

Though the two steps above, certainly you can retrieve lost data on a memory card. By the use of cmd, you only need to input a few instructions on your computer and you can get your lost data back, but it also has some risks, so we need a Card Data Recovery, which can restore lost/deleted files under the worse situation.

Mar 272013

How to Use Cell Phone Memory Cards Correctly

Using memory cards for the cell phone is a common practice for people nowadays as the capabilities of cell phones have increased dramatically such as using as mp3, mp4, eBook, camera etc. Cell phone is not only for calling somebody else but multifunctional digital device.

As we used cell phone for more and more functions, the internal storage of our cell phone cannot meet our needs any more. After downloading and installing just a few ringtones, songs, applications or take some photos, many cell phones have no internal storage space left. Then we face the internal storage space lack problem.

However, where there is a will there is a way. Luckily, we have memory cards for cell phone. Media phones are capable of accepting small memory cards such as MicroSD or MiniSD. These cards allow for expandable storage and easy file transfer between your phone and computer. Following passage will tell you how to use cell phone memory cards in a right way.

1. Select the right type of memory card

The first thing to use a memory card is determine the type of memory card your cell phone uses. Most cell phones use MicroSD memory cards, and some may use MiniSD. Your cell phone users manual will exactly tells you the type of memory card applied to your phone.

2. Install the card to your cell phone

To use the memory card, you must insert the card to your cell phone. Remember to turn off your phone before your insert the card. When your phone turns back on, the phone will recognize the card has been installed.

3. Save premium services to your card

A few cell phones allow you to store ring tones on your memory card. However, you can store purchased or downloaded programs, music and videos to your memory card.

4. Store your photos and videos on your memory card.

Now your memory card is available to save photos and videos. Under your cell phone’s camera settings menu, select the option that resembles “save to”. This will give you the option to save your media to the internal memory or the memory card.

5. Move files to your computer

Files on memory cards can easily move to your computer with an adapter. Use an SD card reader to view the photos and videos you’ve taken. If you don’t have an SD card reader built in to your computer, you can purchase one.

6. Transfer your MP3

You can move MP3 files from your computer to your memory card for playback on your phone if your phone is music enabled. Depending upon your phone, you may need to store these files in a specially named folder, so be sure to reference the manual.

So after talking so much, I believe you already got an idea about how to use cell phone memory card. Although cell phone memory card can solve your problem of lacking storage space, it sometimes also brings troubles to its users such as lost card data. In this occasion you cannot recovery your lost card data unless using Card Data Recovery software.

Aug 312011

Practical case:
1. Accidently deleted a bunch of pictures in Canon digital camera and want to recover them back for they are classmate union party photos and really precious.
2. Your 4GB SD card suddenly stopped to work. It was impossible to read it both in your laptop card reader and in the Nikon digital camera. When you tried to read it in either of them, you received an error message stating that the card was unreadable and should be reformatted
3. Mistakenly press “format” in the process of shooting.

Unlike computer, most digital camera has no recycle bin. If you didn’t make a backup previously, all files including precious photos, favorite songs and video will be lost and can’t be accessed. That really makes you frustrated. Fortunately, deletion doesn’t mean deleting photos permanently. Photos are still in the digital camera memory card, they just make vacant for new pictures. Of course, format doesn’t mean all your files miss permanently, they are just not visible but still in SD card which you saved them at, and you can still recover SD card photos.

How to Recover Photos from SD Card?
When you format SD card, First idea comes to your mind may be asking professor to help you. However, that will spend you a lot of money and take a great deal of time. If you are urgent to use the pictures in SD card, that sounds impracticable. Then how to recover photos from SD card with high speed as well as cheaper cost? Card Data Recovery is an easy-to-use SD card photo recovery program, even a green one can use it freely. There are four modules on Card Data Recovery. “All, photos, music, video” You can recover photos, video, music individually or recover them all at once. Moreover, you can preview pictures and audio before recovery. Here are detailed steps:
Step1. Download Card Data Recovery and install it on your PC, connect your camera to PC. (A SD card reader is recommended)
Step2. Once the SD card was detected by PC, run Card Data Recovery and click “scan” to start scanning lost pictures.(SD card and computer should be have the same file system, If not, SD card may be not detected by the PC)
Step3. Check pictures in the task list table and click “recovery” to start recovery. You can preview lost picture on the right window before recovery.

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