How to Recover Deleted & Lost Photos from SanDisk SD Card?

If you have lost or accidentally deleted your photos from SanDisk SD Memory card, don't panic, as they aren't lost permanently. Deleted and lost photo files from SanDisk memory card can be easily retrieved with the help of SanDisk Recovery Software. Download the SanDisk Data Recovery Software for free, and start recovering your lost/deleted photos now..!



SD card or secure digital card is a small portable external storage device which can be used as a primary storage device in various multimedia devices like digital cameras, iPods, camcorders, mobile phones, etc. However, at times your vital collection of photos, videos, music collection, applications, RAW files, documents, spreadsheets, and so on. get deleted/lost due to various known or unknown factors.

Reasons behind Data loss in SanDisk SD or Memory Cards

  • Accidental Deletion: Users tend to mistakenly delete important photos by hitting on the Delete All option.
  • Photo Transfer Interruption: Ejection of the SanDisk memory card whilst transferring photos from the card to/from the computer will lead to loss or deletion of the photos.
  • Unintentional Formatting: Sometimes when you connect SD card to your system, you might receive an error message to format the SD card. If you unintentionally click on Format option then SD card contents will be straightaway wiped.
  • Bad Sectors: SanDisk also becomes inaccessible due to the presence of the bad sectors on the SanDisk memory card. These sort of damages to the SD card can turn the card files inaccessible.
  • Other Reasons: Some other reasons responsible for the deletion or loss of photos from SanDisk SD cards are improper handling of SD cards, virus threats, capturing photos under low battery conditions, usage of unreliable third-party tools, SD card crash, and so on.

SanDisk SD Card Recovery Software to Recover Deleted & Lost Photos from SanDisk SD Card

Now, don’t get annoyed thinking about "How do I recover photos from a SanDisk SD card", as here's a good solution to recover deleted & lost photos from SanDisk memory card. You just need to download the free version of SanDisk Recovery Software and install it on your Windows/Mac system, and just follow few simple instructions given below to get back your photos from SanDisk memory card.

Steps to recover deleted & lost photos from SanDisk SD card

Step 1: Get the SanDisk Recovery tool installed on your PC.

Step 2: Connect the SanDisk SD card externally to the computer.

Step 3: Open the recovery application and select Recover Files option.

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 4: The software performs restoration of photos from the selected SanDisk SD card.

Figure 2: Scanning for files

Step 5: In the next window, check for the retrieved images under the images section using either Data View or File Type View.

Figure 3: Recovery results

Step 6: Now preview the recovered photos and mark the ones you wish to save.

Figure 4: Preview Window

Step 7: Mention a target location to save restored SD card photos. Hit on the Save icon.

Figure 5: Save Recovered Files

More About SanDisk Recovery Software

SanDisk Recovery is an highly-effective solution to perform photo retrieval from SanDisk SD card. Rather than just recovering media files from all series of SanDisk memory cards, it is also capable to restore deleted files from SanDisk flash drive, SSD, and so on. The software employs a strong recovery engine to securely to recover SanDisk images of various file formats like TIFF, JPG, JPEG, IMG, PPM, Exif, BMP, DWG, and PNG so on. Including RAW photos, it can restore all other media file formats of audio files, video files, text files, etc.

Further reading: Learn the easy steps to retrieve data from SanDisk Ultra SSD using this amazing file recovery utility.

This program can be installed on any edition of Windows and Mac operating systems. There is even a demo version of the SanDisk Recovery program available for free. The trial version of this software lets you Preview the recoverable files and also Save Recovery Session. When the photo recovery is complete, you can save the restored media items in the desired storage drive.

Frequently Asked Questions on SanDisk SD Card Recovery

  • Can I recover pictures from formatted SanDisk SD card?
  • Yes you can recover pictures from formatted SanDisk SD card. All you have to do is to make use of SanDisk SD card recovery software and recover files and photos from SD card that is formatted by scanning the SD card.

  • How to recover deleted photos from SanDisk SD card?
  • To recover deleted photos from SanDisk SD card, first you need to download and install SanDisk SD card recovery software and follow the steps mentioned below:

    • Launch SanDisk SD card recovery software, connect the SD card from which you want to recover photos from and click on Scan
    • After Scanning the SD card, you can choose the photos from the formatted SD card
    • Save the photos and files you want to recover on to desired location by clicking Recover button.
  • How to recover deleted photos from SanDisk memory card for free?
  • You can recover deleted photos from SanDisk memory card for free if you have the photos available on Recycle Bin. If you have permanently deleted photos from SanDisk memory card, you will need to make use of free SanDisk SD card recovery software like Remo Recover to recover photos easily.

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