Being an ardent user of many social networking platforms, my photos were a way of reliving my life! Be it my Smartphone, my digital camera or my tablet; I am a photo-freak completely, clicking selfies all the time, so one thing that I always need in these digital devices is space, space and more space for storing so many pictures. Well! I was well-aware of SD cards, which are now the most convenient source of data storage in portable devices. The present generation of these SD cards renders great speeds for read/write alongside with ample storage space within minimum cost; owing to which may be, these today’s SD devices might be much speedier having much higher capacities too.
However, after getting the best of the digital devices, I became a little over-confident about the storage space. This was because I was of the view that, with the advent of such superior digital device models, storage requirements too have been accelerating, and thus, these storage mediums, as per my view, must be super-extended for allowing unlimited image downloads, including even the HD images too from the internet as well as saving innumerable videos. I was a way too over-confident, which occurred to me when I faced the issue of data inaccessibility. All my stored pictures, videos, as well as other files simply disappeared. It then occurred to me that either my SD card might have got corrupted due to overload or there would be some other problem that I should find about! I also received an error message, which gave me a fright of losing all my data permanently! I was also not able to use the camera as every time I clicked on it; a black screen appeared showing an error message that ‘SD card is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.’
I called up my friend who had somewhat more knowledge about this thing than me. He told me that an SD card has limited lifespan, and after certain cycles, its corruption chances increase. So, it is never a good idea to keep using an SD card frequently for many years.
As it was not any physical damage, but a software error, so he told me that this can be with ease. He also gave me some handy fixes like connecting the card to some other device. I tried a couple of them but to with no avail!
Then I immediately Googled to get some info about these cards and found that – the capacity of an SD card depends on its model, like SDSC (SD) card starts from the capacity of 1 MB which can go up to 2 GB. While some others start from 4 GB up to 32 GB! And the SDHC card initiates from over 2 GB to 32 GB and SDXC card from 32 GB to 2 TB. An SD card works with its host device(s) which support these cards. They can be used by almost any gadget that has external memory slot like a digital camera, a camcorder, a video game console, mobile phones, and all other handheld computers too. In case of using cameras or Smartphones, on facing corruption issues, it is best to use some SD card Recovery software; as in this case, most files stored on the SD card are related to pictures and some other media files.
After a lot of research, I found the best-fit solution in my case was to use a third-party SD Card Recover software solution! I found a couple of SD card recovery tools online. Now the catch was to select the best-fit tool for recovering my lost data from the card. Checked out a few demos, and finally I chose Hard Drive Recovery Software, which is especially designed for this purpose and I was able to fetch all my lost picture files as well as other media files from their original storage location and soon after the recovery process, they became visible.