How to Fix SD Card not Showing Pictures on Camera or Computer and Recover Missing Pictures?

By Molly | Posted to Mac Data Recovery on July 20th, 2018 |

It's horrible that all your pictures, self-shot videos and audio files stored on an SD card can't be shown up or viewed on camera or computer. But relax. In this article, we are going to walk you through the tutorial about how to fix SD card not showing pictures on camera or computerand recover missing pictures and other files without loss.

Quick fix SD card not showing pictures on camera or computer

Step 1: Try to put the SD card back in the camera or a different camera and see if you can view pictures with the playback. If yes, then it's not the SD card's issue.

Step 2: Try a different card reader, a different USB port, even a different computer or operating system and see if the pictures on the SD card will show up on the computer. If yes, copy the pictures off the SD card.

What if SD card still not showing pictures on camera or computer?

If pictures on the SD card still can't be viewed or shown up on camera or computer, then the problem probably does lie with the SD cards - it might be corrupted or damaged. Actually, there're many reasons could lead to SD card corruption or damage, such as file system corruption, virus infection or physical damage.

No matter what the reason is, you need to recover missing pictures from the SD card that not showing pictures on camera or computer. Free download SD card data recovery software and proceed.

iBoysoft Data Recovery is the best free SD card data recovery software that is able to recover lost data from formatted SD card, recover lost data from RAW SD cards, recover files deleted from SD card, recover lost data from corrupted SD card, inaccessible SD card, unrecognizable SD card, or unreadable SD card.

Besides recovering data from SD card, iBoysoft Data Recovery also supports recovering data from USB drives, Pen drives, CF drives, memory cards and other storage devices on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.

How to recover misssing pictures from SD card that not showing on camera or computer with iBoysoft Data Recovery?

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Data Recovery on your computer.

Step 2: Connect the SD card to the PC with a card reader, and then launch iBoysoft Data Recovery.

Step 3: Select the SD card, and click "Next" to scan for missing pictures on the SD card.

Recover missing pictures from SD card

Step 4: Preview the scanning results, choose those you want to get back and click "Recover" button.

Step 5: Go through the recovered pictures and videos and make sure you have all the missing files back.

Bonus tips to fix SD card not showing pictures on camera or computer

1. Enable "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" from Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization.

2. Physically close Write Protection from SD card.

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Molly is an editor @iBoysoft who frequently shares useful tutorials about data recovery for Windows and Mac.