Restore SD Card Deleted Files

When you connect your Android device to the computer it should be recognized as a physical drive. Two drives should be displayed on the Window screen. One of them is SD card and the other is the internal memory of your device. For any computer to identify your device, make sure you have already installed all necessary Drivers prior to connecting your Android device. Check on the internet to get all required Drivers for your phone, if you don’t have any.

In Windows or any other Operating Systems, when a file is deleted, only its header ID flag in the directory of the registry is modified while keeping the so called deleted file intact, until the space which was allotted for that file on the drive is occupied by overwriting any other data. The Operating System is informed by the flag that free space is obtainable on the drive and that space can be employed to write new data. Hence the data stays on the volume until any new data is overwritten on that space.

In Windows systems, normally a file is flagged to be part of the Recycle Bin when it is deleted. When you delete a file, it is not really being removed as long as it is a part of the Recycle Bin. It path is simply relocated to the Recycle Bin. Only when you clear it from the Recycle-Bin, the data is completely removed. 

But as far as SD cards are concerned, it’s not the same when data is erased. It is not like any Operating Systems as the space available on SD Cards is limited and to reset the delete flag is not as simple on SD cards. The flagged data will be easily over written on SD cards just by simply writing any new data on that space. However, there are many tools to recover data on SD Cards available out there which claim to restore deleted files back on your SD card.

The need to retrieve deleted files on Android:

  • There can be occasions like you accidently delete files like Photos, Music file, Videos or any other files from your Android device.
  • There might be a need to format your Android phone to resolve any issues and / or to repair the device that is contaminated by virus.
  • The files may get deleted while carrying improper file transfers.
  • Any third party app like anti-virus can delete your files if it finds any threat from that file.

However, in any of these above mentioned situations, the data from your Android device can get deleted and to undelete them, you will need a reliable recovery tool like Remo Recover.

How to retrieve files on SD card for Android?

Remo Recover utility is the official data recovery tool for Android which helps you to recover deleted files on Android device and its SD Cards. Follow these steps to restore SD card deleted files.

Why is Remo Recover the best tool to recover deleted SD card files?

  • You can perform Android data recovery easily in a few simple steps.
  • Remo Recover for Android recognizes over 300 file types to help you detect and recover almost all data types.
  • It has a user friendly interface which will help you to easily restore SD Card deleted files.
  • The trial version of this app is absolutely free. That is, you only have to purchase the tool if you successfully rescued all the data you were looking for.

Steps to perform SD Card data recovery:

Let's see how easy it is to restore deleted data on Android device's SD Card with Remo Recover tool.

Step 1: Download and install Remo Recover on your computer and select "Recover Deleted Files" or "Recover Lost Files" option as per your requirment as shown in figure A.

Recover Deleted SD Card Files - Main Window

Figure A: Main Window

Step 2: On next screen, select SD Card from the list of drives as shown in figure B.

Recover Deleted SD Card Files - Select SD Card

Figure B: Select SD Card

Step 3: Select file type to recover specific files from SD Card as shown in figure C. You can even skip this option.

Recover Deleted SD Card Files - File Type Selection

Figure C: File Type Selection

Step 4: After recovery process is completed, you can see the rescued data from Android's SD Card as shown in figure D.

Recover Deleted SD Card Files - List of Recovered SD Card Files

Figure D: List of Recovered SD Card Files

Step 5: Save the recovered files on any desired location.

Recover Deleted SD Card Files - Save Recovery Session

Figure E: Save Recovery Session