How to Recover Lost Files from Android SD Card

In daily life, have you ever deleted your files by mistake? Have you ever been bothered by the lost contacts and photos after formatting? Have you ever been crazy for the disappeared data due to the SD card broken or corrupted? Oh, unfortunately, I once had that experience.

Yesterday, a friend of mine came to me for help because there was something wrong with her SD card. Therefore, I put her SD card into my phone to format it. I inserted my own SD card back to my phone afterward. Then the trouble came. All my photos stored in the SD card were lost. Next, I put the SD card into my computer and I found there was nothing other than 1 MB of cache files in the SD card and none of the original directories. After all, what happened? How can I recover the lost files from my Android SD card?

As is known, SD card is a non-volatile memory card in Android devices. It acts like a hard disk in computers for where stores all kinds of individual files and system data. But, to our disappointment, there are many different reasons to cause data loss unexpectedly, such as deleted by mistake, formatting, virus attack and SD card broken or corrupted, etc. Today, I am glad to tell you how to recover lost files because of Android SD card broken or corrupted.

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First and foremost, I would like to introduce you FoneLab Android Data Recovery here. It is a perfect and useful android recovery software because it can completely recover lost or deleted files and data stored in your SD card. What’s more, it also can recover various file types like contacts, photos, videos, audio, text messages, call history as well as documents.

Now, I am going to tell you how to recover lost files from Android SD card step by step.

Step 1: First, please download and install the program on your computer. Click the icon to run it afterward and then connect Android phone to your computer with an Android USB cable.

Step 2: Click “ok” on your Android phone to enable USB debugging on your device. If you don’t know how to do it or cannot do it successfully, please follow the instructions list below or from this guide.

Step 3: Click “start” button in the main screen to let the software scan all files. Tick Gallery and Picture Library if you just want to recover ten photos. But tick the box beside Select All and click “Next” to go on if you want to recover all files.

Step 4: Click Allow/Authorize/Grant while it prompts on your Android device so that the program can get privilege to scan data from your phone. If there is still no such pop-up window, please click Retry and then the program will ask you to install an app, which will help you get access to your phone.

Step 5: preview and start recovering lost files. You need to pay for the full version of the program if you want to recover them to your computer as the software only allows you to preview the contents of the free version. Finally, the lost data and files will be recovered fully.

Well, I have already recovered the lost files from Android SD card by following above steps. So do not be hesitate to do it by above step-by-step guide to recover your file and contact us if you still have any problem.

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