How to Recover Photos from Android SD card on Windows/Mac?

By | March 11, 2016

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Retrieve Deleted/Lost/Corrupted or Damaged Photos From Android SD Card With an Ease

Are you unable to access photos, videos and other music files from your android SD card? Have you lost all your photos from android SD card? If YES then do not worry because here in this blog, you will get the complete solution. You can now easily retrieve deleted or lost data such as photos and videos from Android SD card with Digital Media Recovery Tool. This tool will allow you to: 

  • Recover deleted or lost data such as photos and videos from Android SD card
  • Retrieve corrupted or damaged data from different types of cards like SD card, memory stick, CF card, MMC card, etc
  • Also, recovers lost data from external hard drive

Recover Android SD Card Data Easily

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Usually, almost every Android users stores photos, videos, movies, songs and other data on SD card in order to keep internal memory free. However, things come unexpectedly and you need to be prepared all the time. You may lose images due to accidental deletion, system crash, broken SD card and many more. But, still you can get back your photos, deleted from your Android SD card until and unless you do not add any new data to overwrite the existing data.

Reasons for data loss From Android SD card

However when your data gets lost then there are several reasons behind it. Some of them are mentioned here which can help you identify why your data is lost.

  • One of the main reason is virus attack. It infects the complete SD card sometimes which results loss of data
  • Sometimes formatting the card after connected to PC or camera
  • When memory card is full but still in use to save other data may cause data loss or many times due to system issues.
  • Using the SD card on those gadgets which are not compatible and may damage the card
  • Unexpected system shutdown, sometimes memory card disconnected during transfer of files also lead to loss of data

Best way to Recover Photo from Android SD card

Well when any data is lost then it becomes terrible to rescue those. However there are several ways by which anyone can get back their essential back. Generally people don’t get any way how to restore the deleted data in hurry but here you will get some helpful ways that can really makes your data appear as it was before.

  • First, use backup of your data. If you have ever backed up your data on any storage media and have kept it safe place then you don’t have to worry. You can get back your data easily from back up and you don’t have to go here and there.
  • You can use manual solutions to recover the data. Sometimes it happens that your data gets hide and you are not able to see those. So try to find your data on your memory card or where you have saved as those are not deleted permanently but not seen.
  • When the above ways don’t work then you can go for professional recovery tool. Using Photo Recovery software can really help you to get out of the situation. This software not only helps to rescue your lost photos but also works to recover other data as well. With the help of this software, you can get back songs, photos, videos from USB drive, hard drive, memory card etc.

It supports almost every SD card which include CF card, XD card, SD card etc. Works effectively by scanning the entire SD card and search the missing files. It don’t lose any original data and so it is also known as the best recovery software where users can get better results.

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Steps to Recover Photos from Android SD card

Step 1 – Install “Digital Media Recovery’ tool and launch it. Click on “Recover Photo, Audio & Video” tab to recover images, songs and videos files from any SD card, external USB drive or computer hard drive. Connect the media to your computer and then perform the process.


Step 2 – Select the drive from which you want to recover files. The external media will be shown in the list, if not then click on “Refresh Drive” button. Now select the desired drive to scan and then click on “Scan Now”. If you want to customize the recovery on the basis of file types then click on “Advance Scan”.


Step 3 – In the Advanced Scan you will have the option to scan as per to the file list, such as Photo, Video and audio or you can also select the data range from the storage device. This option reduces the scanning process time.


Step 4 – Once you click on “Scan Now” button the software will show that scanning is in process. The recovered files listed in a tree structure on the left side of the window panel.


Step 5 – After scanning, you can select the files to preview them and then you can click on “Recover” button to finally save them on your computer.


Step 6 – Select the desired location on your computer to save the recovered files. The screenshot shows that the recovered files are being saved.


Tips to prevent data loss

Data loss can occur anytime without any notification. So why not take some preventive measures which can save your data and time both. Some of the best tips are given below:

Backup your storage device– It better to keep the backup of your data so that whenever any kind of data loss happens then you can easily restore from backup.

Format the drive after every use– Never format the memory card via computer, but you should do it on camera.

Mark the used cards– You can do it easily. The memory cards which you already use, you can mark them so that you don’t get confuse which memory card to use among several.


Well, every user face data loss situation whether its from smartphone or from camera or from other storage devices. One should always be careful of their essential data as once those data gone, if not recoverable then you might have a huge data loss. So go through the above guide carefully as everything possible is given that can help you to get out of data loss scenario.

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How to Recover Photo from Android SD card on Windows/Mac?
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How to Recover Photo from Android SD card on Windows/Mac?
If you have lost or deleted Photos from Android SD card then you can recover the photos from your Android memory card with the help of Photo Recovery tool.
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