SD cards play a big part in our everyday lives. They can be found in our smartphones, our tablets, our cameras… They contain a lot of our data and memories! But sometimes, these precious contents become inaccessible or can no longer be found. In these instances, it is necessary to use data recovery in order to get them back.




Possible causes of data inaccessibility

Two of the most popular reasons that data on an SD card becomes inaccessible are accidental deletion and accidental formatting. If you find yourself having accidentally deleted your data or accidentally formatted your SD card, disconnect the SD card and avoid using it. Doing this will maximise the chances of recovering the files in good condition.

Another possible cause of data loss is disconnecting the SD card unsafely. For example, Windows has an option to safely disconnect SD cards and other devices. This should be used at all times, as disconnecting the card through other means could damage the drive, corrupting the files, making them inaccessible.



How to recover data from a damaged or formatted SD card?

If you find yourself in a position where your data on your SD card is inaccessible, rest assured, in most cases, your files are still available.

One way of recovering your data is through the Ontrack EasyRecovery software. Available for both individuals and businesses, it is a powerful do-it-yourself data recovery software that will allow you to recover your lost files quickly and easily.

Available in three versions: Home, Professional, and Technician.



Steps to recover your data

Ontrack EasyRecovery is a DIY data recovery software tool that can help you recover lost or deleted data from SD cards. This easy to use software lets you recover lost data in three easy steps.


Step 1: Launch the recovery software and connect your card

Before starting the recovery, make sure you free up space to accommodate the files. In the best case, the space should match the maximum capacity of your card. Launch the software and connect your card. Among the choices (hard disk, optical disk, multimedia devices ...), select the tool that concerns you, namely the one designated for removable disks.



Step 2: Launch an analysis

Run a full scan to see the list of recoverable files.



Step 3: Select the files to recover

Any data that is in good condition is displayed in green. Select the data you want to recover to start the process.

Note These three steps apply only to SD cards recognized by a computer. If the SD card is not recognized or detected, the Ontrack experts for laboratory recovery.



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Ontrack can help recover your data. From the largest government or enterprise organizations to home users who may have lost their data, you can trust us.

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