How to Recover Lost Files on Android SD Card

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"A couple of days ago, my Android phone was infected by the virus suddenly. When I restarted it, I found the entire photos and videos had been deleted completely. I had saved all pictures and videos on the SD card. Is it possible to recover lost data from Android SD card?"

Lots of users have ever lost vital data from SD card of mobile phone in various situations. Some of them have successfully got lost data back with backups or professional data recovery tools, while others have to suffer from losing important files forever. In general, if you have no backup, you'd better stop importing new data to your Android phone before you achieve to recover lost data from Android SD card with the help of data recovery program, so as to prevent your deleted files from being overwritten; otherwise, your lost data won't be able to be retrieved by any recovery software.

In this page, I'd love to introduce a marvelous recovery tool - Coolmuster Android SD Card Recovery, which aims to help restore deleted files on Android SD card under various circumstances, such as getting phone infected by viruses, formatting the SD card or making improper operations, and so on. With it, your lost files on the SD card can be scanned and displayed on the menu with details. Then you can freely view and recover deleted photos, videos, music and documents as needed. By the way, you are able to regain all lost files in a batch. Now you can download the free trial version to have a try.

User Guide to Restore Android Deleted Files from Micro SD Card

Step 1. Launch the Program on Computer

After you download the right version of Android SD card Recovery on the computer, please install and operate it as the direction. Then connect your Android mobile phone to the PC via a USB cable. In order to get your mobile phone detected by this program, you can follow the steps to enable USB debugging on your phone. After that, turn on the USB storage on your device and touch the "Refresh" button to get your device identified soon.

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".

Apart from helping you recover lost data from Android SD card, this software can be used to regain deleted contacts and text messages on the phone's internal memory. To achieve that, you should root Android phone first.

Step 2. Preview Lost Android Data Before Restoration

This Android SD Card Recovery will automatically scan your mobile phone after recognizing it. A few minutes later, the whole lost files can be listed on the interface as pictured. Now you can enter the folders to view your deleted photos, videos, music and documents at will.

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Step 3. Retrieve Lost Android Data on SD Card with One Hit

In this step, you can mark your deleted files before recovery. Then click the "Recover" icon at the top of the panel, it will pop up a window, which is for you to set the output path. After that, you will successfully restore lost files to your computer without losing any detail.

What's more, this Coolmuster Android SD Card Recovery can be compatible with all Android phones. If you just lost files from the SD card of your Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, Motorola, etc., you can't miss it.

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