Such photo loss on XD memory card should not be rare. You may suffer similarly confused problems or others. For example, photos may disappear for unknown reasons while uploading from XD picture card to PC, or get lost due to accidental deleting, formatting. While some other times the XD memory card becomes inaccessible in ways of card error, format error and shows no bytes. It's heartbreaking, but luckily there is a way to recover XD card provided that the card is not physically damaged and photos are not overwritten.
When you accidentally delete, format the XD picture card, or the card itself has an error and needs to format, the data is not lost forever. The data is still saved on the sectors of your XD picture card. If the card meets physical damage or you keep putting more files, there is a possibility of photo permanent loss.
With XD card data recovery software, you can easily and successfully recover deleted photos from XD card. Connect your XD memory card to a computer with such photo recovery program installed, and then perform XD card recovery.
Step 1: Select the external device recovery mode
To recover data from XD card, you can select the option "External Device Recovery" to start.
Step 2: Connect the XD card, and then start the scanning process.
Before recovering the XD card, please connect your external storage device to the computer.
Step 3: Select an external storage device
Make sure your XD card is connected and select the targeted disk. Click "Start" button to start scanning.
Step 4: Scan your XD card
It will start a quick scan to search lost files from your XD card. It will take a while to complete the scanning.
Once the scanning is completed. Recoverit allows users to preview the specific recoverable files. You can filter the files by name or modified date. Select the targeted files and click "Recover" button to retrieve back.
Step 5: All-Around Recovery
If you cannot find your files after the first scanning, you can try the "All-Around Recovery" option on the left-bottom. It can scan more files from your external storage device, although it will take more time.
Step 6: Preview and recover your data
After the scanning is completed, all recoverable files will be listed on the left by file types. You can preview the specific files and click "Recover" button to get your lost data back.
Please do not save any recovered files into the devices where you lost your data.
Tips: Back up your photos frequently to minimize the risk of picture loss. Do not only trust XD picture card, large memory card, or other storage devices. Accidents can happen on any device at any time. So back-up is the best and easy way to do XD picture card recovery and other digital memory cards.