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How to Restore Lost Data from Android SD Card

"Is it possible to recover lost data from Android SD card after formatting it? I formatted the micro SD card, but I forgot to backup data before that. Now I wonder if there is any way I can restore deleted files on Android micro SD card. If so, how can I achieve that?"

Sometimes when the phone's internal memory reaches it's storage limit, we can insert a micro SD card to the device so as to expand memory and store more music, photos, pictures, or documents as we need. However, if you have no backup of those vital data that saved on the SD card, you are likely to lose them after formatting the card, making improper operations or getting the SD card broken. Thus, it is essential to develop a habit of backing up precious files regularly in case of losing them all of a sudden.

While, plenty users have encountered the same trouble that they lose files from Android SD card without backup. In this situation, it will be in need of a professional data recovery tool. Here my recommendation is Android SD Card Recovery, which aims to help recover lost data from Android SD card in any case. In addition to photos, videos, music and documents that stored on the micro SD card, this program can be used to retrieve deleted contacts and text messages that saved on the Android phone's internal memory as well. After launching it on the PC, this software will thoroughly scan the internal and external memory of Android device, and you will get the entire files arranged on the menu with details soon. Then you are able to freely view and mark lost files on the SD card before restoration, so that you can easily regain wanted ones in a batch.

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User Guide to Restore Lost Files from Android Micro SD Card

First of all, you can download and install the Android SD Card Recovery program on the Windows/Mac computer. Then work it and connect your Android device to the PC via USB. After that, you need to enable USB debugging on the phone as below.

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode". Then you may back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

By the way, if you also need to regain lost contacts or SMS on the internal memory, please root Android phone before running this program. After that, open USB storage on the device and then click the "Refresh" button to get your phone identified by the program.

After detecting the Android phone, this software will begin to scan it deeply. Then you can press "Android UMS Com..." to view all deleted music, photos, videos, documents on the menu.

While previewing lost files, you can mark needed ones at will. Finally, touch the "Recover" button to recover lost data from Android SD card to your computer with ease.

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