Smart Media Card Recovery – Recover Photos, Video & Audio Files on Mac/Windows

By | May 23, 2016

Smart Media Card data Recovery

Recover Deleted/Lost/Damaged or Corrupted Photos, Videos and Audio Files From Smart media Cards

If you have Smart media card and you have lost your precious data such as photos, videos and music files from this card and want to get them back then you can use Smart Media Card Recovery with the help of which you will be able to:

  • Recover digital media files from memory card in just a few steps
  • Retrieve lost or deleted files from any memory card types such as SD card, Memory card, memory stick, CF card, SDHC card, SDXC card, etc
  • Get back lost data from different memory card brands like Sony, Samsung, Toshiba, Kingston, Kingmax, Pentax, Verbatim, Transcend, etc
  • Also recovers data from external hard drive
  • Recover photos belongs to different file extensions like JPG, PNG, GIF, PSD, PIC, BMP, etc

Restore Lost Data From Smart Media Card

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What is Smart Media Card?

A Smart Media Card is a kind of flash memory card that is capable of storing huge amount of data on it.

These kinds of cards are usually used in gadgets like digital cameras/camcorders for saving photos and videos.

But, like other cards, user also lost media files such as photos, videos and audio files from there Smart Media Card.

Scenarios that can cause loss of data from Smart Media Card [photos, videos, audios]

There are lots of causes that can affect the storage media data, it is recommended to know some common causes before going for any solution:

  • Damaged Storage Card– Once a storage media gets damaged or corrupted then all the stored files will become inaccessible. This is one of the common causes of data loss. A memory card can become corrupt or damage because of virus attack, improper removal, rude shutdown of computer and more.
  • Format of digital media– Sometime formatting become necessary because of any error. When memory card gets corrupted and prone to any error then it forces user to format the digital storage device in order to access the data. But after formatting the card, the data like images, videos etc gets lost.
  • Direct Removal – Unplugging a memory card in shocking way can make them corrupt and data become inaccessible. If you direct remove the memory card from the PC/Computer without using ‘safe remove’ then loss of data may happen and makes your card unreadable.

Smart Media Card Recovery Software

There are some manual and automatic tips are available through which you can restore Smart Media Card data. In order to apply manual recovery you need to be proficient in computer skills but in the automatic solution you don’t need any experience and evern backup of your data.

Manual Tips:

Restore backup- If you have a backup of your Smart Media Card then you don’t need to worry about data corruption. Simply restore your memory card backup. But before restoring you need to take care about some facts:

  1. Make sure that backup is updated
  2. Backup is not corrupt or damaged
  3. Partial backup can generate data loss situation again.

Command Prompt: With the help of command prompt you can retrieve corrupt or old data from memory card.

  1. Attach Memory Card with your PC/Laptop.
  2. Press Ctrl+R to open run dialogue box.
  3. In this type “cmd” without double quotes and press enter key.
  4. Now you need to run a command:
  5. In the command prompt type Chkdsk e: /r –

Note: In the above given command e: is for the drive letter of your memory card. Change it according to your system.

  1. A warning will appear press Y for continue.
  2. System will ask for saving the data and press Y.
  3. That’s all, you can access your lost data once again.

Automatic Recovery Software

 If you are unable to run any manual solution then simply download Smart Card Media Recovery Software for Windows/Mac. This recovery software will help you to overcome from data loss situation without doing anything manually. It allows to recover data from External & internal drives, digital cameras, memory card, USB drive and more.

With the help of this data recovery software you can restore data from formatted and corrupted memory card.

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Steps to Restore Lost/Deleted Data from Smart Media Card

Step 1 – Install “Smart Memory Card 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

You can protect your memory card and other storage device from being corrupt or inaccessible. With the help of some prevention tips you can easily secure your stored data, follow the below given tips and prevent data loss:

Avoid over packing memory card

If you pack your memory card completely then your stored data is at risk. It is recommended to avoid over packing and always leave some extra space on the card. If your memory card is of 32 GB then you need to maintain at least 1 GB of free space. This is because making the data transfer process effective and error free. If you fully packed the SD card then data transfer become slow and sometime it can also corrupt the entire memory card and their data.

Go with Safely Remove Process

Always remove memory card from system and or any other device via safely removal process. Go to the safely removal option and then click on them to remove attached memory card. This will prevent your storage device from being corrupt.

Format VS. Deleting

If you want to clean your memory card then you have two options first is delete All and another is formatting memory card. But it is always recommended to go with formatting memory card. Formatting a memory cards is like resetting them, and making them “fresh” again. Through this you can also fix any disk errors that may have appeared while data transfer process.

Backup of Storage Drive

It is always recommended to create a backup of any storage device on any safe place. But if you think that creating a backup you can use them and restore data after data corruption then you are wrong. It is also necessary to maintain the created backup on regular basis as outdated backup is completely useless.

Turn off your Device before Removing

If you want to remove or detach memory card from your camera or phone then first you should turn them off. If you remove the memory card while the device is on then there is a chance that your memory card will get damaged and data loss situation may appear.


It is hope that all the above given tips, recovery methods (manual/automatic), prevention tips and other things will help you in order to recover all of your data from corrupt or inaccessible SmartCard storage media.

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Smart Media Card Recovery – Recover Photos, Video & Audio Files on Mac/Windows
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Smart Media Card Recovery – Recover Photos, Video & Audio Files on Mac/Windows
Have you lost or accidentally deleted your photos, videos or audio files from Smart Media Card? If “Yes” then here is the simple tutorial that will help you in recovering lost/deleted/erased data from Smart Media Card.
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