“Please ROOT your Android phone before doing the recovery”. It’s embarrassed when you attempt to recover deleted, lost, formatted photos, songs, video files, text messages, contacts and so forth? Photos are pretty important to us and losing them can be a nightmare. Don’t bother anymore if you’re reluctant to root the device. There should be an approach to complete Android data recovery without gaining root access.
How to Recover Deleted Files from Unrooted Android
As to Android SD card recovery, the MiniTool team develops multiple data recovery software to do this job. For example, MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android is especially designed to recover Android data from Android device as well as Android SD card; MiniTool Power Data Recovery can be used be recover lost and deleted data from all kinds of storage devices, and Android AD card is included; in addition to these two programs, MiniTool Photo Recovery is able to retrieve photos and videos from Android SD card.
Then, we will show you the usage of these three programs in SD card recovery for Android field separately.
Solution 1: Use MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android
Firstly, we will briefly introduce this professional Android data recovery software. It has two recovery modules: “Recover from Phone” and “Recover from SD-Card“. Obviously, you should use “Recover from SD-Card” in this case. In addition, with this module, you can get these Android data back: photos, videos, music files, word documents, and more.
With the Free Edition of this software, you can recover 10 pieces of one type data each time. So, you can download this free software on your computer and have a try.
Step 1: Launch the Software and Connect the SD Card Reader to the Computer
Open the software to enter the main interface. Then click on “Recover from SD-Card” module to continue.
You will see the following interface which informs you to “Connect Micro SD to PC“. Just do it and click on “Next” button to continue.
Step 2: Select the Target Android SD Card to Scan
When you see this interface, you should select the inserted Android SD card you want to recover and click on “Next” button.
Then, the software will begin to analyze and then scan your Android SD card. This process will last a few minutes. Please be patient.
Step 3: Choose the Data You Want to Recover from the Scan Result Interface
After the scan process, you will enter the scan result interface as follows. In this interface, you can see the data types are in a list on the left side. You can just choose one type and view the detailed scan result in this interface. For example, if you want to recover deleted photos Android, you can select “Camera“, “Screenshot“, “App Picture” and “Picture” from the left list, and then view the scanned items. Then, please select the target items you want to retrieve and click on “Recover” button to choose a proper path on your computer to save them.
You can see that with these three simple steps, you can easily recover deleted files from Android SD card.
Then, you need to know that there are some limitations (see detailed in this introduction: Limits in MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android Free Edition) in this freeware. But the advanced edition breaks these limitations. So, you can choose to get an advanced edition to recover more data from Android SD card.
Solution 2: Use MiniTool Power Data Recovery
In fact, MiniTool Power Data Recovery is used to retrieve lost or deleted data from all kinds of storage devices, such as internal hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory stick, SD card, and more. You can see that SD card is the supported device. So, this data recovery software can fully satisfy your need to recover deleted files Android unrooted. Besides, its Free Edition allows you to recover 1GB data in total. You can also download this freeware and install it on your computer to have a try.
This software has five recovery modules (see the following picture). Among all of these five recovery modules, “Undelete Recovery” can retrieve deleted files from Android SD card; “Digital Media Recovery” is specially used to restore data from digital media, such as Android SD card; and “Damaged Partition Recovery” is designed to recover data in case that the storage device becomes RAW, formatted or damaged. All of these three recovery modules can be used to recover data from Android SD card, and you can choose one according to your own situation.
Here, take “Undelete Recovery” module for instance.
Step 1: Connect the SD card reader to your computer, and then open the software to enter the main interface. Next, click on “Undelete Recovery” module.
Step 2: The software will show you all the storage devices it can detect on the following interface. Then, please select the Android SD card and click on “Scan“.
Step 3: Then, you will enter this scan result interface. Here, you can choose one path from the left list, and then view its items one by one. After that, you can check the items you want to retrieve and click on “Save” button to choose a location on your computer to keep these items.
At last, you can find your deleted Android SD card data on the specified storage path.
If you want to recover more than 1 GB data with this software, you can upgrade this free software to an advanced edition.
Solution 3: Use MiniTool Photo Recovery
Suppose that you just need to recover deleted photos and videos from your Android SD card, MiniTool Photo Recovery can help you.
The unregistered version of this software allows you to retrieve 200MB data totally. So, you can download this software on your computer to try it.
After installing this software, you should follow these steps to retrieve data from Android SD card.
Step 1: Connect the SD card reader to your computer and then launch this software to enter the main interface as follows. Next, click “Start” button to continue.
Step 2: The software will display all of the detected storage devices in the following interface. Here, you can select the target Android SD card and click on “Scan” button to continue.
Step 3: The software will begin the scan process. When it is finished, you will see the following scan result interface. Then, you can choose one folder from the left list and view its details. Next, please choose the target items you want to retrieve and press “Save” button and choose a proper path on your computer to keep them.
Finally, you can scan your recovered photos and videos on the specified path.
If you want to recover more photos and videos from your Android SD card with this software, you can choose to update this freeware to an advance edition.
In addition, this software devotes itself to recovering lost and deleted photos & videos from all kinds of storage devices. If you friends are facing related issues, you can introduce this software to him or her.
The three MiniTool Programs can help you to do SD card recovery for Android. All of these three tools have their advantages, you can choose one accordingly and help yourself any time.