What is SD card?

Before entering deep into recovering photos, let us first understand what actually SD card is. SD card or Secure Digital card is a small storage device used in cameras and other devices. They have small memory chips and pins. Nowadays, different size of SD card is available in the market depending upon the device you choose to operate with. All SD cards are now used in smartphones too for storing enormous data. The SD cards increase the storage capacity of a device and which can extend up to 64 or 128 GB.

SD cards are of two types, Standard SD card which is normally used in cameras and computer system and the Micro SD card, which can be used in smartphones, MP3 players, GPS device and others, all have a high amount of data storage capacity.

SD card is a new methodology to store data which can store media, photos videos etc. Using SD card makes our work easier and has also saved enough of our time by making the transfer as well as storage of the required data seamless. If the SD card is not handled effectively and if it gets damaged by an accidental cause, it can lead to data/photos loss. Physical damage is an aspect of data recovery phase. If the SD card has not met with any serious physical damage, then data recovery through such kind of storage device is surely possible.

Recovering photos from SD card (damaged)

Damages in SD card can be broadly categorized as recent damage and a damage that is due to device corruption or physical damage. The data recently lost can be easily recovered but the corrupted or physically damaged data have very little chance of recovery.

The first thing while selecting a recovery software is that one should see if the software can take a backup of the SD card or not. The software is such designed that it makes a mirror copy of the SD card. Some software works in such a way that it takes bit by bit backup of the entire SD card photos so that a complete backup is received.

Below is the step by step guide to the Recovery of SD storage

Step 1: Connect SD card to your computer system and make sure it has been detected.

Note: Always use card reader while inserting your SD card into the computer system. This helps recognize your device easily.

Step 2: Install the SD recovery software following the step by step installation guide. Select the type of file recovery you want like, images, video, music, other.

Step 3: If the SD card is not physically damaged, the process will continue to recover the files, but if there is any damage, no logical device will be detected and you might require calling a specialist to get the recovery done.

Step 4: Make a backup copy of your card and then select the location where you wish to restore the media or backup. Recover the data this way in a procedural manner.