Recover Accidentally Deleted Files off SD Micro SD Card

Whether you delete data from an internal or external storage device, SD card or micro SD card on its original device or computer, it seems like that the deleted files will be erased permanently because you can no longer find them on its original place after deleting.

As a matter of fact, deletion only erases the entries to the data but the real data is still stored on the original place.

To recover any deleted / Lost data we have to use a data recovery tool. In this tutorial I will use Stellar Data Recovery for Windows. Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP

This process applies to SD cards , Micro SD Cards , External and internal Hard drives. To recover deleted data from a SD, Micro SD Card  you will need an SD Micro SD card reader.

Video Tutorial:

Recover Lost / Deleted data:

Download, install, and Launch Stellar Data Recovery software. Once launched you will have a Startup screen where you can select files or data you want to recover.

There are multiple options like emails, videos, audios, photos, or you can recover all of the data from the storage media.

Select what do you want to recover and click Next.

On the next screen it will show you the attached storage device. In this example it has two hard drives, one SD card and one USB.

We will select SD card to recover the deleted data. Select the drive from which you want to recover the data and click Scan.

It will now start scanning the selected media for the recoverable files.

Once scan is completed it will show you the information, how much files it found and data that can be recoverable.

Click ok and it will show you the list of the files recovered.

If you are not able to see any recoverable files you can run a deep scan, for deep scan there is option deep scan and “click here” it will start deep scanning of the media.

Deep scan will take much longer to analyze and recover deleted data. Once done, click Recover. To recover all lost deleted data.

Now browse to select a location where you want to save the recovered files and click Start Saving.

You will have advanced options like create a Zip file for all of the recovered files.

On recovery options you will have multiple options like all files and folders.

You can also add a filter to recover files with specified file extensions.

This will start the files recovery process.

Once done, navigate to the directory where you have recovered the files and you will be able to see all of the recovered data from any storage device you select.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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