Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Recover deleted photos from SD card

My friend came back from Africa with all photos on his SD card deleted. He knew that it is technically possible to recover them if they are not overwritten by new photos so he stopped using the SD card until he gave the card to me.

I used the program photorec to recover the photos. He used them happily for presentations.

With modern phones like Android, if the photos are stored in the internal storage instead of the SD card, I do not know an easy way to recover them (unless the phone is rooted).