How to Restore Deleted Files on a SD Card

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How to Restore Deleted Files on a SD Card
2 Gigabyte SD Cards (red botton delete in macro image by Alexey Klementiev from Fotolia.com)

Flash memory cards have revolutionised the world of data transfer and storage. Their durability and size have made them ideal for carrying around data and for use in many mobile devices where hard drives might be susceptible to damage. Like other forms of data storage, memory cards can be victims of data corruption and accidental deletion. What can you do if data is deleted from a card and you want to recover it? SanDisk, the original and largest manufacturer of flash memory cards sells "SD Cards" of various sizes. The name "SD card" has become synonymous with flash memory. This article will focus on one option to restore deleted SD card files.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Download Undelete Plus from Snapfiles at the link in the Resources section.

  2. 2

    Extract and run Undelete Plus. Choose the drive letter for your SD card and click "Start Scan."

  3. 3

    Select the deleted files you wish to restore from the SD card and click "Start Undelete."

  4. 4

    Close Undelete Plus and navigate to My Computer to open up the SD card drive letter folder.

  5. 5

    Verify that the deleted files have been recovered.

Tips and warnings

  • After accidentally deleting files from a memory card, do not attempt to copy additional files onto the card before attempting file recovery as this will overwrite the files and make them much more difficult if not impossible to recover.

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