Having a SD card on your mobile phone, camera, MP4 or other devices is great. It makes your device a much larger and more versatile beast. But when the SD card stops working or get accidently erased, you'll risk losing all your data on this small card. Actually you can recover data from SD card as long as the data is not overwritten.
The key to recover deleted data from SD card is to find the right SD card data recovery software. If you still haven't got one in mind, I recommend you to try Card Data Recovery . It recovers a wide range of files including MS Office documents, archive, audio, video, image, and Internet files. Totally it supports to recover more than 600 types of files.
It supports all SD cards on the market including SanDisk, Transcend, Kingston, PNY and so on. Besides SD card, it also supports many other memory cards like MicroSD, miniSD card, MMC card, MultiMedia card, CF card, Compact Flash card, CF card and Memory Stick.
How to Recover Deleted, Lost Files from SD Card
For a free trial, you can download this software to your computer which takes no more than 2 minutes. For those running Mac OS X, download Card Data Recovery for Mac to recover data from SD card on Mac.
1) Get started by connecting your SD card to the computer which you downloaded the SD card date recovery with a card reader. Or you can directly connect your camera, mobile phone, etc. with a USB cable. Then launch the program and click "Start" to begin SD card data recovery.
2) Select the SD card and click the "Scan" button to begin scanning.
3) You could then preview the photos, music and check the deleted or lost ones to recover. Videos and other files cannot be previewed, but you can decide which to recover from the name of the files.
4) At last, choose a destination folder to save the recovered files. Make sure you do not save them back to your SD card, which ensures your data not get overwritten.
Note: If you're to recover the contacts, text messages, call history, etc. which are saved on the RAM of your Android phone, the above method will not help. You should check the post How to Recover Data on Android Phone.
How to Protect SD Card
It could bring you a lot of trouble if you get your SD card damaged, corrupted, formatted, etc. To protect your SD card, there are a few things you should pay attention to.
Turn off your camera when pictures are being transferred to your computer or vice versa.
Don't view files on SD card while transferring them to computer or other devices.
Don't eject your SD card when the camera, mobile phone or other device is still on.
Stop using the SD card when it starts to show problems or errors.
Check for virus and malware on a regular basis.
Choose a good card reader for your SD card.
I'm sure there is more you can do in order to protect your SD card. Please let us know by leaving a comment.