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.

Aug 302011

I deleted about 50 pictures that I had stored on Kodak easy share. I also deleted them from the recycle bin. I still have the file names, as the deleted pictures show up as empty albums. Is there way I can recover these files?

                                 Asked by Esperanc from Yahoo Answer

Mistakenly deleted files in Windows? Deleted files and then found they are useful and want to get the files back. Cases like that often happen in our daily life. Then how to recover deleted files from hard drive?

Method 1

Firstly, stop writing new data to your PC in case the deleted files were overwritten. Click Recycle bin to check whether the deleted files were there. If so, find out your deleted file and click “Restore this item” on the menu bar. The file will be restored to its previous location.

If you emptied the Recycle Bin or used Shift+Delete to erase the file, the above trick will not work. Yet it also can be recoverable for file and folder are still not really deleted, you just lose the entry in my computer. The content still exists on the hard disk and the space can be available by other files though. If the space isn’t occupied by other files, you can get back files and folders.

Method 2

If you made a backup copy of all your data before deleting a file, maybe you can recover the file from it. Use the function of your backup program to locate and restore a specific file and folder. Windows 7 allows you to recover file and folder with Windows 7 Backup and Restore. Here is the procedure:
Click the Start button, select Control Panel, then System and Maintenance, and finally Backup and Restore.
1. Click the Start button, select Control Panel, then System and Maintenance, and finally Backup and Restore.
2. Click “Restore my files” and follow the steps provided n the wizard to specify which file and folder to recover.

Method 3

If the above methods failed, you might still be able to recover deleted files and folders using a third party deleted file recovery program like Card Data Recovery. It uses a file and folder signature search algorithm to help you scan the whole hard disk. Small files stored in one cluster or larger files stored in consecutive clusters will be found immediately and recovered quickly. You can preview pictures and audio before recovery. Nevertheless, the pretend is files and folders were not overwritten, or else there is no way to get them back.