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How to Perform Samsung SD Card Recovery & Recover Data

Updated on Friday, June 14, 2024

iBoysoft author Rivers Wong

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Rivers Wong
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Summary: Do you know how to recover deleted or lost files from Samsung SD cards? In this article from iBoysoft, you'll learn ways to perform Samsung SD card recovery on Windows. Also, it answers some common questions about Samsung SD card recovery.

how to perform Samsung SD card recovery and recover files from it

SD cards are primarily used to increase the storage capacity of mobile devices. Samsung SD card is extremely popular among a bunch of SD card brands in the market. However, it is susceptible to data loss just like any other external storage device, whether as a result of mistaken deletion, physical damage, or formatting.

Then, how do you retrieve deleted files from a Samsung SD card? Don't worry! This article provides you with a step-by-step tutorial for performing Samsung SD card recovery, assisting you in retrieving your important data. For more details, continue reading!

Common scenarios of Samsung SD card data loss

There are numerous causes and circumstances that could result in data loss on a Samsung SD card. Here we list a few typical scenarios that you might experience before discovering that files are missing from your Samsung SD card. Have a look at them:

  • Interruption when transferring files. Data loss may occur If unexpected situations like system shutdown or power outage happen while moving files from card to PC.
  • New files are added to a full SD card. If the SD card is full and you still try to add new files to it, it might get corrupted, as well as the data stored on it. In this case, Samsung corrupted SD card recovery is what you need.
  • Formatting by mistake. Formatting a Samsung SD phone card would erase all existing data stored on it, and change its original file system to a new one.
  • Accidental deletion. Accidentally deleting some files might be the most common reason for losing data from the Samsung memory card.
  • Physical damage. If the SD card is physically damaged, like it is put in the water, or gets cracked, then all data stored on it will be lost. In this case, a third-party Samsung SD recovery tool is not able to recover files from it.
  • Virus attack or malware. Some viruses or malware may infect the file system of the Samsung memory card, and the result is that all data on it would become inaccessible.

After knowing what may lead to data loss from your Samsung SD card, you may wonder if is there a chance to get the missing files back. Don't fret, move to the next part and you'll find the answer there.

Is it Possible to recover deleted files from a Samsung SD card?

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To settle you down, the short answer is yes. Whenever files are deleted from an SD card, they still hide somewhere within it, and would get really deleted from the card until new files overwrite them.

With the help of third-party data recovery software, or you've backed up the Samsung SD card, you have a high chance to recover deleted files from an SD card. But if the SD card is physically damaged, you'll have to search for help from a professional data recovery service.

Note that when you find there are files missing on your device, you must immediately stop using it (on which your Samsung SD card is loaded), and do not add any new data to it, as it might overwrite the lost files. The safest way to do that is to shut down the device, then take out the SD card properly.

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How to recover data from Samsung SD card?

As long as your SD card is not physically damaged, you can recover missing files from it with the provided guide below. Here, we offer you two ways to perform Samsung SD card data recovery. Without further ado, let's get started!

Recover data from Samsung SD card on Windows

The most easiest and effective way to restore files from an SD card Samsung is to use third-party Samsung memory card data recovery software, which offers free download. Here, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows is highly recommended among so many data recovery programs.

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows is the best Best and free SD card recovery software in the market. With its high recovery success rate, 100% secure recovery environment, and user-friendly interface, you can easily recover your deleted/lost/missing files from the Samsung SD card. It supports restoring over 1000 formats of files, including images, videos, audio, documents, music, etc from SD memory cards, micro SD cards, and other external storage devices.

Also, it is compatible with Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista, and supports ExFAT, FAT32, and NTFS file systems. If you want to perform Samsung micro SD card recovery and get all your missing files back within a few clicks, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows would be the most sound choice.

Here's how to do Samsung SD card data recovery using iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows:

  1. Click the button above to free download and install iBoysoft Data Recovery software on your Windows computer, then launch it.
  2. Take out the Samsung SD card from your device and insert it into your computer, use an internal or external card reader or SD card adapter if necessary.
  3. In the main interface of iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows, there are three recovery modules available. Select the Data Recovery module.
    recover files from Samsung SD card using iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows
  4. This software will list all drives that are available on your Windows computer, choose your Samsung SD card from the drive list then click Next. iBoysoft Data Recovery will begin to scan your SD card sector by sector, and find missing files for you.
    iBoysoft Data Recovery is scanning the Samsung SD card
  5. It may take a while for the software to finish the scanning process, which depends on the amount of data on your Samsung SD card. Wait patiently until the whole process is completed.
  6. Once the scan is finished, all found files will be listed in categories. Now, you can select the file that you want to retrieve, click on Preview to preview it, and check if it is corrupted.preview found files
  7. Tick the checkboxes next to your wanted files, then click the Recover button to save them to another destination. Do remember that you can't save these recovered files back to your Samsung SD card as it will overwrite the existing files, and save them to another external storage device if necessary.

Recover files from Samsung SD card on phone

Another method to recover files from a Samsung SD card is using an SD card recovery application for Android, DiskDigger. If you don't want to detach the SD card from your phone, then you can perform the Samsung SD card data recovery directly on your mobile device.

But DiskDigger only allows users to recover deleted photos from SD card if their device is without the Root privilege. Follow these steps to recover photos from your Samsung SD card:

  1. Open Play Store, download, and install DiskDigger on your phone.
  2. Open this app, and choose Basic Scan. If your phone has root access, choose Full Scan. Then DiskDigger will start to scan your SD card, and all found files (photos) will be listed after the scan is completed.recover data from Samsung SD card recovery using DiskDigger
  3. Tap on the boxes on the top-right corner of the files you want to recover, and hit the Recover button to get them back. Remember to save the recovered files to another destination instead of saving them back to your Samsung SD card.recover photos from Samsung SD card with DiskDigger

Through DiskDigger or any other data recovery app for Android, you may get some of your files back. But PC-based data recovery programs are still highly recommended for their high success rate, stability, and powerful algorithm.

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How to fix a corrupted Samsung SD card?

There are plenty of methods you can take to fix a corrupted Samsung SD card, but you should restore your missing files from it first as repairing a corrupted Android SD card may cause further data loss. Here's what you can do to fix your corrupted Samsung SD card:

  • Try another USB port or SD card reader.
  • Try the corrupted SD card on another device or PC.
  • Assign a new drive letter to the SD card.
  • Reinstall the SD card driver.
  • Run the CHKDSK command to fix the SD card.
  • Format the SD card on a Windows computer or with a Samsung micro SD card format tool.

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To sum up

In this article, we provide you with two ways to recover your missing files from the Samsung SD card, and tell you how to fix a corrupted SD card. Again, restoring files using iBoysoft Data Recovery is the best shot when encountering data loss from a Samsung memory card.

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