What are the best apps to recover corrupted SD card data?

asked by Jason Novak
107 contributors
11 solutions
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    #1Shining Card Data Recovery

    Shining Card Data Recovery

    Shining Card Data Recovery is a software program for recovering files from a damaged memory card. It can retrieve all sorts of files from various memory cards such as MicroSD, SD Card, SDHF, Memory Stick, etc.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $39.99- Free trial available

    danieldominic635
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "Can it recover old file or corrupted files from pen drive?"
  2. 22

    #2iLike SD Card Data Recovery

    iLike SD Card Data Recovery

    iLike SD Card Data Recovery is a software for Mac and Windows to recover data, photos, documents, audio and other files which got lost due to reformatting, accidental deletion, and corruption due to a virus.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $69.99

    Amazing Share
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "The leading Data Recovery Software for Memory Card used by digital camera or phone. It can effectively recover lost, deleted, corrupted or formatted photos, videos, documents, files from various memory card types including SD Card, MicroSD, SDHC, CF (Compact Flash) Card, xD Picture Card, Memory Stick and more."
  3. 19

    #3Free SD Memory Card Recovery

    Free SD Memory Card Recovery

    Free SD Memory Card Recovery is a software which is designed for recovering deleted and lost files from a memory card, micro SD card or other flash memory cards. It can recover videos, audios, photos, documents, and so on.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    charlesclement711
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "100% Free SD Memory Card Data Recovery Software for memory cards, micro SD cards, memory stick, CF cards, MMC cards, SDXC cards, XD cards, SDHC cards, mini SD cards, and other types of flash memory cards, USB drives and external drives. For removable storage devices with capacities under 16GB (included), Free SD Card Recovery is completely free. It also freely recovers 2GB files for free from devices larger than 16GB."
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    #4Recuva

    Recuva
    Recuva is a data recovery software for Windows that can recover lost data on hard drives, DVD or CDs, memory cards, and external drives.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Johnny Flores
    Written on November 14, 2018
    "One of the best recovery software that I have tried so far. It's free, has a nice and clean interface and one of the highest data recovery rates that I have ever gotten. Instant recommendation."
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    #5MiniTool Data Recovery

    MiniTool Data Recovery

    MiniTool Data Recovery is a software that includes five modules for different situations. It will help you to recover media files, data from CD/DVD and deleted files. It also has a module for lost partition recovering and a free trial.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Wei Zhang
    Written on November 14, 2018
    "If you happen to lose your entire partition, this one is great because it can also scan for those on top of just individually delete files and data."
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    #6Wise Data Recovery

    Wise Data Recovery

    Wise Data Recovery is a free data recovery software for Windows that is able to recover data from hard drives, memory cards, media players, and other storage devices that support FAT, exFAT, and NTFS file formats.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Xu Yang
    Written on November 14, 2018
    "A familiar Windows File Explorer interface with the folder-based navigation pane on the left panel for this one. Getting used to it was fairly easy and I could even do multiple data recoveries at the same time."
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    #7Glary Undelete

    Glary Undelete

    Glary Undelete is a free data recovery software for Windows that can scan compressed, encrypted, and fragmented NTFS + EFS, FAT, NTFS file formats on hard drives, USB sticks, memory cards, and other storage devices.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Rachel Armstrong
    Written on November 14, 2018
    "It's lightweight and has a very simple interface with all the information I need, presented neatly which is good as it makes it easy to use."
  5. -3

    #8Puran File Recovery

    Puran File Recovery

    Puran File Recovery is a free and lightweight data recovery software for Windows systems that can recover data from hard drives, memory cards, and USB drives that support FAT and NTFS formats.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Wei Lai
    Written on November 14, 2018
    "Lightweight and easy to use program with multiple scanning modes depending on the situation and level of data recovery that's needed."
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    #9Super Backup & Restore

    Super Backup & Restore
    Super Backup & Restore is a free backup and restore tool for Android devices. It allows you saving the data on SD cards and cloud storage, and sharing an installation APK files to some of your friends easily.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Hao Feng
    Written on November 14, 2018
    "A simple and straightforward app for back-ups and restoration of all my phone's data including my apps, contacts and even text messages. Good to have a back-up of everything in case something goes wrong with my phone's internal storage or memory card."
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    #10Dr. Fone

    Dr. Fone

    Dr. Fone is an application which lets you transfer your data from one device to another. It supports iOS and Android devices and it can also backup data and export to your PC.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bryan Diaz
    Written on November 14, 2018
    "Not limited to just data recovery features, this one is an all-around software for managing your phone's data from back-up and restore to file transfers. It does it all and it does it with a neat-looking interface."
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    #11Disk Drill

    Disk Drill
    Disk Drill is a data recovery software for Mac OS X and Windows where you can recover deleted or lost data from any storage device, iOS, and Android. It also has a free scanning.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan.

    Ethan Rose
    Written on November 14, 2018
    "A really nice-looking UI for the visual representation of all my drives. The save recovery session so you can resume at a later time where you left off is really helpful and should become a standard feature with these types of software. Give it a try."

Summary

Best What are the best apps to recover corrupted SD card data
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Shining Card Data RecoverySoftware 22 Paid
2iLike SD Card Data RecoverySoftware 22 Paid
3Free SD Memory Card RecoverySoftware 19 Free
4RecuvaSoftware -3 Free
5MiniTool Data RecoverySoftware -3 Free
6Wise Data RecoverySoftware -3 Free
7Glary UndeleteSoftware -3 Free
8Puran File RecoverySoftware -3 Free
9Super Backup & RestoreApps -3 Free
10Dr. FoneApps -4 Free
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