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SD card is a portable storage device used to save pictures and videos in cameras and mobile phones. Yet, some improper operations can lead to data loss. At such situation, how to recover deleted pictures and videos from SD card on phones and cameras?

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Why Pictures and Videos Disappear from SD Cards on Phones and Cameras

Although SD cards are in widespread use, many users will encounter various problems, such as data disappearance from the SD card. Why it happens? Here are some reasons:
1. Mistakenly deleted – Pictures and videos are deleted accidentally.

2. Formatted – The pictures and videos will be erased if the SD card is formatted.

3. Transmission interruption – Power outrage, being suddenly plugged out or contact faults can cause the transmission interruption, which will lead the pictures and videos to disappear.

4. File system – The pictures and videos will be lost if the file system is faulty or damaged.

5. Attacked by virus – The virus-attacked SD card cannot save any pictures and videos.

What should be Concerned about When Pictures and Videos Disappear

Once the pictures and videos are deleted from the SD card on phones and cameras, please stop using the card immediately. Don’t save any new data into the card in fear that the original data will be covered or spoiled. If you are interested in the principles of data overwritten, please read the article “Does and Don’t when SD Card Data is lost”.
Next, we should use a professional, reliable tool to recover the data. Here are two applications for you.

How to Recover Deleted Pictures and Videos from SD Cards on Phones and Cameras

1. Recover by PhotoRec

PhotoRec is a free and open source software for data recovery which can be used for recovering files and zips in hard disks, disc and storage cards. It can skip the file system to recover data. Even though the file system of the SD card has been severely damaged or completely formatted, PhotoRec can recover the deleted pictures and videos from the SD card.
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The built-in scripts (.cmd or .bat in MS-DOS/Windows) are used in PhotoRec. If you don’t grasp the commands well, it may be not convenient for you.
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2. Recover by Renee Undeleter

Renee Undeleter is professional software for data recovery. It supports to recover various files, especially picture and videos in the SD card. Three scan modes, fast partition scan, whole partition scan and whole disk scan, can fulfill all scenarios!
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Supported System Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000 and Mac OS X10.6, 10.7, 10.8.

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How to recover deleted pictures and videos from SD card by Renee Undeleter?
① Download and install Renee Undeleter. Inject the target SD card to the computer.
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② Then, select a scan mode. Here we select [Fast Partition Scan].
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③ Select the target SD card and click [Next].
④ Select [Fast Scan] or [Deep Scan]. Fast scan can save time while deep scan can find out more data deleted for a long time.
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⑤ Select the target file types, such as picture and video. If you are not sure or you want to recover more files, please click [Default Settings].
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⑥ Wait for scanning and check the target pictures and videos. Finally, click [Recover] to recover them.
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Note!If the SD card is spoiled, don’t save the data to the SD card anymore. If you are interested in the SD card recovery, please refer to “How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card of Android Phone”.