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.

Dec 012011
 

Have you ever encountered the following phenomena?
1. Connect your SD card reader to computer, the window pops up with message “you have to format SD card before using it”. After formatting SD card, all your pictures and video lose.
2. During the process of shooting, when open SD card images to manager them, mistakenly press “Format SD Card” button and all your precious images delete.
3. Accidently drop down your digital camera, and lose pictures which are saved before.
4. Lent your Canon 550D to one of your friends and come back with all your previous photos formatted.
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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 us frustrated. Fortunately, format doesn’t mean all your files miss permanently, they are just not visible but still in SD card which you saved them at. The following article will show you the main features of SD card and how to recover pictures from formatted SD card.

Brief introduction of SD card
SD card is a non-volatile memory card format developed by the SD Card Association which including Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.Ltd(Panasonic), SanDisk Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, etc. for use in portable devices. It has been commonly used in digital camera these days. Types of SD card including SD memory card, SDHC, miniSD, microSD. Convenient to carry as well as large storage capacity, it becomes more and more popular in our daily digital life. Nevertheless, every coin has two sides, sometimes, you mistakenly format SD card and lose extremely important files. Fortunately, your files occupy a given space on all memory cards. When you format the card, files or photos were stored is not deleted virtually and can be recovered.

How to Recover Pictures from Formatted 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 formatted SD card with high speed as well as cheaper cost? Card Data Recovery is an easy-to-use SD memory card  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 or SD card reader to PC.
Step2. Select formatted SD card and “photo”, click “Scan” to start scanning lost pictures.
Step3. Check pictures in the task list table and click “recovery” to start recovery.

Picture formats supported: JPG, JPEG, TIF, GIF, TIFF, RAW, PNG, PPM, PGM, PBM, PNM, WEBP, PNS, JPS, etc.
Audio and video formats supported: AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, AU, FLAC, MP3, M4V, MP2, OGG, WAV, MPEG-4, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MOV, M4V, AVI, ASF, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, 3GP, 3GPP, MKV, FLV, SWF, VOB, etc.