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SD card is a portable storage device. Data inside the SD card, however, may be lost due to mistakenly deleting and formatting. At such situation, how to recover the lost data? This essay will give you the answer.

Why Data is Lost from SD Card?

SD card, also called Secure Digital Memory Card, is a portable storage device. The reasons why data is lost from the SD card is complicated, mainly as follows:
different sd card sizes and types
1. Hardware damage;
2. Formatted or mistakenly deleted;
3. Plugged out during data transfer.
4. Be only readable due to file system error, unable to write data.
TipsFor those formatted and deleted files, you can recover them from SD card with Recuva. Yet, the damage to the SD card, files or file system can make data loss too. At this situation, Renee Undeleter is suitable for you. This software can omit the damaged sector and rebuild the file system for the SD card, and recover data from the SD card.

How to Recover SD Card with Recuva?

Recuva is data recovery software. It can recover the deleted and formatted files from the SD card and the hard disks. If the data is lost from the SD card, please recover the data as soon as possible because Recuva cannot scan out the lost data covered by others, or cannot recover the lost files completely.
① Download and install Recuva. Select which sort of files you try to recover.
select the file types in recuva
② Select the target location where you saved your lost files. In this case, we select the SD card.
select sd card in recuva
③ Follow the steps to begin scanning. As it is finished, select the target files and click [Recover] to save them.
check the files to recover sd card files in recuva
TipsRecuva provides the limited recovery modes, which hardly works in the free edition. If you cannot recover the SD card with Recuva, you can try another data recovery software – Renee Undeleter. Renee Undeleter provides multiple scan modes — fast partition scan, whole partition scan and whole disk scan. Damaged, deleted and emptied files can be retrieved. It is also able to quickly recover data from the formatted, corrupted sectors and disks.
Comparison between Recuva and Renee Undeleter
RecuvaRenee Undeleter
Recover SD card
Multiple scan modes×
Deep scan (Slow) (Fast)
Preview after scanning×
Multiple languages×
Support Windows
Support MacOS×

How to Recover SD Card with Renee Undeleter?

Renee Undeleter is professional data recovery software. All damaged/deleted/lost data in the SD card can be recovered. You can try the free edition beforehand, then you will know it is really an effective data rescuer!

Data Recovery Software- Renee Undeleter

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① Download and install Renee Undeleter.
download software button win
download software button mac clear2
② Launch the software and select one of the scan modes. In this case, we select [Fast Partition Scan].
start a fast partition scan
③ Select the target SD card and click [Next].
select target disk to process fast partition scan in renee undeleter
④ After that, select deep scan or fast scan.
Select fast scan mode in renee undeleter
⑤ As the scan is finished, check the target files and click [Recover] to retrieve the data.
select the target files to recover in fast partition scan