Data Recovery from Various Kinds of Digital Devices

Last updated on 16/03/2017

This page shares tutorials for data recovery from different kinds of digital devices internal hard drive, external HDD, pen stick, thumb drive, SD memory card, digital camera, smartphone, etc.

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Digital Device Recovery Manual

Any data stored on a digital device can be lost due to simple mistake like format / delete or storage media error.

1. Recovery of Digital Media Guide

For all kinds of digital devices, you can use data recovery software to rescue files when any data got lost. This is a tutorial for file recovery from various kinds of media devices in all data loss problems with help of iCare Data Recovery Pro:

sd recovery download

Step1. Free download and install the data recovery software on PC. Start the software and choose a scan mode.

select recovery
Step2. Select the digital device connected to the computer and then wait the software to scan to search lost data.

select drive
Step3. Click each found folder to view the files. The software allows to you preview photos and documents. Then, select and save the files to any device instead of the original one.

preview lost photos

2. Digital Device Error Fix

If your digital media reports any error message that lead data to be inaccessible or lost, you can repair the problem after file recovery.

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Hard Drive Recovery

Common reasons for hard drive data loss includes:

iCare Data Recovery Pro offers useful methods to recover files from hard drive when encountering the data loss disaster above. This software supports:

Hard drive manufactures:

Hard drive manufactures that have good reputation are Seagate (world's largest hard disk manufacture), Western Digital (world's second largest disk manufacture) and Samsung, Kingston, Toshiba, Dell, SanDisk and Hitachi. Apart from those manufactures, there are some others like Buslink, Silicon Power, etc.

Hard drive capacities:

Several years ago, a 500GB hard drive was regarded as a large drive. Today, hard drive has been up to 5TB, which can meet users' demand for data storage.

External Hard Drive Recovery

Portable hard drive is similar to hard drive, but it is more convenient to be plugged to different computer. Therefore, you may meet the same data loss situations as that of a hard drive. Here, we do not introduce details. If you run into data loss problem on an external HDD, please refer to the hard drive recovery mentioned above for external hard drive recovery.

Memory Card Recovery

In general, memory card files loss could result from human mistake (delete and format) and memory card problems (RAW, not formatted, unsupported file system, write-protection, virus attack, etc).

For a memory card photo recovery, you just need to remember:

1. First urgent thing – Restore files from memory card with iCare Data Recovery Pro

2. Repair the errors on memory card using proper methods such as formatting memory card.

Recommend: For SD, micro SD, mini SD, SDHC, SDXC, CF, XD, SM card recovery in any problem, please see: memory card recovery solutions>>

USB / Pen Drive Recovery

USB drive a small device that can be put in a pocket of your clothes, so it provides convenient for many people to backup and transfer data. Pen drive is a type of flash drive.

iCare Data Recovery provides solution for USB flash drive / pen stick recovery in following cases:

Smartphone Recovery

Smartphone has already replaced the traditional mobile phone nowadays. International Market Research Organization IDC (International Data Corporation) recently published a smartphone market share of 2016. In 2016, smart phones sold 1.47 billions in global, among which the top five smartphone manufactures are Samsung, iPhone, Huawei, OPPO and Vivo. Their market share is 21.2%, 14.6%, 9.5%, 6.8% and 5.3% respectively

Among different brands of phones, iPhone runs iOS devices, while the other mobile phones run Android device.

1. Android Device Recovery

In addition to the phones above, android device phones have Blackberry, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, etc. The key point for android phone recovery is that the software you use can recognize android phone normally. If you are an android device user, you know that a smartphone that runs android OS does not only have ROM, but also supports to insert a memory card.

2. iPhone / iPod / iPad Device Recovery

iPhone, including iPhone 6 plus, 6, 5C, 5S, 5, 4, 4S, etc, runs iOS operating system such as iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1, iOS 9.3.2, iOS 9.3.3, etc.
iPod – iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod mini
iPad – iPad 2, The new iPad, iPad mini, iPad air, iPad pro
For iOS device recovery, you have following choices:

  • Recover files for iPhone, iPod, iPad from iTunes backup
  • Restore data for iOS device from iCloud backup
  • Retrieve files for iPhone, iPad or iPod with data recovery software

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3. Windows Phone Device Recovery

Windows phone is a type of mobile phone released by Microsoft. The successor to Windows phone is Windows 10 mobile.

iCare Data Recovery is able to recover files from Windows phone in different situations.

Digital Camera Media Recovery

Use iCare Data Recovery for different digital cameras recovery:

Digital camera brands: Canon, Nikon, Samsung, Kodak, Sony, Olympus, FujiFilm, Panasonic, Pentax, LeiCa, Minolta, Hasselblad, and more.

Camera media data loss situations:

  • Digital camera cannot detect memory card inserted
  • Accidentally format or delete files for memory card of digital camera
  • Digital camera says SD card RAW file system
  • Digital camera storage media is not accessible

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