How to Recover Deleted Files from SD Card in Android?

Author:Jake | TIME:September 26,2017

No matter how good your Android device is, it has its limited storage, both the device internal storage and the SD card storage. The apps, videos, photos and more fill up your phone storage as well as the SD card. And sometimes you have to delete some of the files from the SD card. And just as some tragedy goes, you delete some important files such as family photos by mistake. Without any doubt, you must want to recover deleted files from SD card.


In addition to accident deletion, there are other reasons that can lead to data loss of the SD card. For example, formatted SD card, corrupted SD card, virus inflection, power failure. No matter what reason it may be, you need a SD card recovery solution. Before getting started on recovery, it is also important to have a look at the common issues while using SD card.


Common Issues with SD Card

Issues 1: Lack of Storage for Downloading and Installing Apps in SD card

When you download an app to your Android device, you may be prompted that there is not enough storage. Actually, when you download the applications on your Android, it would be saved on your internal storage by default. But if you receive this error while installing the app in SD card, you may install it on your Android device.


Issues 2: SD Card Mounting Problem on Android

You may have come from a mounting error with your SD card when you try to withdraw your SD card from your Android device, or when you transfer the data from internal storage to the SD card. Luckily you can solve this SD card mounting problem on Android via Unmount SD Card and Format SD Card.


Issues 3 "Preparing SD Card" Error Stuck on Android

You may receive "Preparing SD Card. Checking for errors" when you insert the SD card into your Android phone. 

Issues 4:  Cannot View Photos Saved in SD Card in Gallery on Android

Inserting a SD card to the Android phone can expand the storage of the device. But sometimes when you try to view the photos from the SD card, you just could not find them. 

We sometime would insert the SD card to our Android phone so that it could keep more files on the gadget. However, when you check the photos from the SD card on your device, you could not be able to find it out. You may check them on the computer or the SD card after you reboot the device and reinsert the SD card in your Android phone.


Tutorial: How to Recover Deleted Files from SD Card on Android?

cFone Android Data Recovery is a powerful data recovery tool that allows you to recover deleted files from Android internal storage and SD cards on Android device. Contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, apps and more can be recovered. Now download and install the software on your computer and follow below steps to recover lost files from SD card.

Step 1: Connect SD Card to Computer

Run Android Data Recovery on your computer and select "Data Recovery". Insert your SD card in a card reader and connect the reader to the computer, then, hit the "Next" button to move to the next step. When your SD card is detected, it will show on the interface with the size and name. Select it and press "Next" button. 

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Then, choose a storage scanning mode to get started.

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Step 2: Scan Your Android SD Card

The software will start scanning your SD card for the lost files.

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Step 3: Preview and recover data from Android SD cards

After the scanning process is completed, you can then preview the scanned files and choose those you want to recover from SD card. Click on the "Recover" button to begin the SD card recovery.

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