Recover data from a memory card using specialized recovery tools, such as 7-Data Card Recovery, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, CardRecovery and CardRescue. Whereas 7-Data Card Recovery and CardRecovery only work with Windows PCs, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is compatible with both Macs and Windows PCs. CardRescue is only compatible with Macs.

To recover files using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, download the appropriate setup file from, and install it. Connect your SD card to the computer, launch the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard program, select All File Types or choose the file types you wish to recover, and click Next. Locate the name of your SD card on the screen that appears, select it, and click the Scan button at the bottom of the window. Wait for the scanning process to complete.

Preview the list of recoverable files that appears, select the files you want to recover, and click Recover. A similar procedure applies to recovering data using 7-Data Card Recovery. CardRecovery and CardRescue can only recover photos. When using either of these tools, you must choose the destination for the recovered photos before running the scan. If possible, save the recovered files on a different drive to avoid overwriting data currently on the SD card.