I sent some files from my SD card to the "Recently deleted" folder and then removed the card.

May I be able to recover these files if I insert back the SD?

Thanks for your help!

  • try this app from comments
    – alecxs
    Commented May 18, 2021 at 11:34
  • i have better experience reconstructing pictures with ZAR/Klennet Carver especially on read errors caused by emmc wear-out. of course this method does not apply to encrypted sd card (adoptable-storage)
    – alecxs
    Commented May 21, 2021 at 8:17

1 Answer 1


The easiest way to recover data from an SD card would be by connecting it to a PC. I recommend an open source, cross-platform tool called 'PhotoRec'


The reason is that files can be a little broken when they're recovered from being deleted, so having a tool that understands file structures can be helpful. The name 'PhotoRec' is a little misleading, since it actually recovers hundreds of different file types


There's a good tutorial here since the UI is quite simplistic:


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