How to Retrieve Lost Pictures from Samsung SD Card

By Emily Watson, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Samsung SDXC 128GB PRO PLUS Memory Card is ideal for storing high resolution pictures. So users are inclined to save images in the Samsung SD card. Although the SD card is waterproof and it can protect data from water damage, photos cannot evade losing because of this and that like accidental deletion, memory card error, and so on. To retrieve lost pictures from Samsung SD card, you can turn to FonePaw Android Data Recovery program. (Optional: if phone gets broken, FonePaw Data Recovery can be the other choice!)

Since deleted photos is just temporarily removed and it still takes up some memory of the SD card, FonePaw Android Data Recovery can deeply scan and discover deleted with any sector on the memory card. Once you select to recover photos, the program will detect files in .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .webp, .tiff format and more. Then you can get them back one by one or in bulk.


Step By Step to Retrieve Lost Pictures from Samsung SD Card

Step 1. Connect Samsung SD Card to the Computer

Open FonePaw Android Data Recovery program on your computer. Then insert the SD card into the Samsung phone and connect the device to the computer via USB debugging.

Install FonePaw Android Data Recovery

Step 2. Select File Types to Scan

When FonePaw program detects your Samsung SD card, you can select file types to scan. To restore deleted photos from Samsung SD card, select "Gallery" and "Picture Library" and check the "Next" button.

Select Android Photos from HTC ONE

Step 3. Allow Superuser Request

FonePaw Android Data Recovery will try to scan your phone but forbid before Superuser request is confirmed. So, you will need to go to your Samsung device and allow the Superuser request by tapping the "Allow"/ "Grant"/ "Authorize" button.

Select Android Photos from HTC ONE

Step 4. Scan and Retrieve Lost Pictures from Samsung SD Card

When the request is allowed, the program will scan data in your Samsung SD card. During this process, please be patient. After that, you can check "Gallery" or "Picture Library" to preview files before recovery. Then mark files you would like to regain and check the "Recover" button to get stuffs back.

Recover Deleted Pictures from Android to Computer


Not all lost images can be recovered. If your memory card has been badly damaged, corrupted or reformatted, or if the deleted files have been covered with new pictures, you may fail to retrieve your lost pictures.

Optional: if phone gets broken, FonePaw Data Recovery can be the other choice here!

Device is dameaged? SD card cannot be detected by Samsung phone? You can try these steps:

Step 1. Install FonePaw Data Recovery on your PC.


Step 2. Let your SD card be detected by software. Put your memory card into card reader and get the card reader plugged into computer. When the homepage comes, you can choose what you want to begin scanning.

Homepage of Data Recovery

Step 3. Check the results and tick some of them to recover on Windows computer or laptop. Wait until you get "Recovery Finished" note.

Recovery Finished

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