How to Recover Deleted Files from SD Card 2020

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"I accidentally deleted all files from my SD card. I didn’t format but just deleted. I had a whole day of videos on there. Are these video files recoverable? Please let me know. Thanks."

Have you ever lost important files on your SD card? There are several reasons why this can happen, such as accidental deletion, formatting, SD card damaged or corrupted, etc. Luckily, the data and files are not permanently lost when they are deleted from the SD card. Actually, they’re still physically stored on the card and can be recovered using data recovery software. In this article, we will show you the ultimate way to recover photos, videos and other files from an SD card.

Don’t use the SD card if you want to recover files

Deleted files on SD card can only be recovered if their storage space is not overwritten with new data. So, when you realize that you have deleted some photos, videos or files from an SD card by mistake, you need stop using it immediately. Or the missing files will be overwritten and you’ll lose the chance to undelete them.

Part 1. Best SD Card Data Recovery Software

There are many programs claim to be able to recover deleted files from an SD card used in a phone or camera. Here we recommend you use the professional FoneGeek Data Recovery, which can deeply scan the card and get back your missing data. This powerful SD card recovery can help you recover photos, videos, audios, documents, emails and many more from SD card, even it is corrupted or damaged. Also, you can recover lost data from other storage devices like PC’s hard disk, external hard drive, USB flash drive, etc.

Part 2. How to Recover Files from SD Card

FoneGeek Data Recovery is very easy to use and you can recover files from SD card in a few simple clicks. Just download and install the SD card data recovery software on your Windows or Mac computer, then follow these steps below:


Step 1: Connect your SD card to the computer and launch the data recovery software. Select the SD card under External Removable Devices and then click Start to begin the process.

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Step 2: FoneGeek Data Recovery software will immediately begin scanning the connected SD card for the missing data. Depending on the size of the files on the card, the process may take some time. Just wait patiently.

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Step 3: When the scanning is complete, you can preview all found files like photos or videos. Then select the files that you want to restore and click Recover to save them to your preferred location.

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Please do not save the recovered files to the original SD card which you deleted or lost them.

Part 3. SD Card Recovery FAQs

The following are just some of the questions we get from most people about the process of recovering deleted files from SD card:

Q1: Can I recover files from SanDisk SD card?

Yes, FoneGeek Data Recovery supports to recover deleted files on SD card from SanDisk, Lexar, Transcend, Samsung, Sony, Kingston, HP, Toshiba, Kodak, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm, and many other brands.

Q2: Can I recover deleted photos from SD Card?

Yes, FoneGeek Data Recovery software can help you recover all types of files deleted from an SD card. Photos in all formats including JPEG, JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD, RAW, TIFF, TIF, SVG, ICO can be recovered easily and quickly.

Q3: Can I recover deleted videos from SD Card?

Not only photos, this program is also very effective in the recovery of video files in various formats. You can use it to recover video formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, WMV, MPG, 3GP and more from the SD card.

Q4: Can I recover documents such as Word and Excel files?

FoneGeek Data Recovery is also very helpful when you want to recover deleted documents like Word and Excel files stored on your SD card. As long as the files have not been overwritten, you can easily recover the missing documents by following the steps described above.

Q5: Can I recover deleted files on Android SD card?

If the SD card with the missing data is in your Android phone, you should take out the SD card from the device and insert it into your computer with a card reader. Or you can directly connect the Android phone to the computer and use FoneGeek Android Data Recovery to recover lost data. This powerful tool can help you recover deleted photos, videos, contacts, text messages, WhatsApp and more data from Android internal memory and SD card.

Q6: Can I recover deleted files from SD card without a PC?

It is not possible to recover deleted files from SD card without a computer. You need to connect your SD card to your computer and use FoneGeek Data Recovery software to scan the card and recover your deleted or lost files.


In this article, we’ve focused on recovering deleted photos, videos, documents and other files from an SD card. Next time if you accidentally deleted files or your SD card has corrupted, don’t give up. Just stop using the SD card and use FoneGeek Data Recovery to help you get all the missing files back. Download it and have a try.

Carol J. Lee
Sunday on Aug 23, 2020, 15:39:19 GMT / Post By Carol J. Lee to Windows Data Recovery

Carol is a technical blogger with rich experience in writing data recovery tips and tutorials. She has over 7-year experience in data recovery technology.

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