Almost all mobile device users prefer SD card over other means of the storage. This applies to other devices you can carry around. This means that those people have to deal with situations where they lose all their data (as is the case with other means of storage as well).

SD cards are the preferred storage medium for a wide variety of digital gadgets including mobile phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, MP4 players, tablets, digital photo viewers and netbook computers. Because SD cards are so versatile, compact and easy to use, many people use their SD card for multiple devices and store a wide variety of file types on a single SD card. The storage capacity of some SD cards is as large as many of the hard drives installed in desktop computers.

Why does the SD card get corrupted?

As an SD card has more and more files stored and deleted from it, the potential for data damage increases. This situation is no different than what many desktop computer users experience every day with their hard drive. Recovering the data from a hard drive is a very different process than SD card data recovery. While the hard drive has an operating system installed which contains utilities that can assist with data recovery, the SD card is strictly a storage device and has no built in utilities.

Special data recovery software is required to recover damaged files from an SD card. There are a few steps that must be taken to make the data recovery process easier and more likely to yield the desired results.

Recovering the lost

The most important thing to do is stop using the SD card. Many people choose to save one more file or take just a few more pictures after they realize some or all of their files on the SD card are missing or damaged. Doing this increases the possibility that the files to be recovered will be permanently lost. If the new pictures or files are saved in the same storage cluster as the damaged files, the old files will be replaced with the new ones.

It is also important to protect the SD card from physical damage. If the card gets wet or cracked, the SD card data recovery software may not be able to access the storage clusters where the damaged files are. If the SD card is too badly damaged, it may never work again with any device.
Finally, cleaning the contacts will help our data recovery application more easily identify the damaged files and reconstruct the data correctly. Wiping the brass colored contacts on the bottom of the SD card with a dry, soft cloth will help remove any dust, oils or other corrosive materials. Cleaning the contacts regularly is a good way to extend the life of an SD card.




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