How to Recover Deleted Files from xD card?

Even though xD cards seem to belong to a time long gone, many of us still have these pioneers of digital storage lying around our homes and offices. Currently, they are not used by any cameras in production, however many individuals still own these storage devices and their accompanying cameras till date.

Everyone knows how incredibly annoying it is to lose one’s photos. Especially since we now live in a time when showing off photos of choice vacation locations has become a thing. Take a minute to imagine losing all those embarrassing baby photos of your teenage son who keeps getting on your nerves. If only you had those photos, you say to yourself, perhaps you could post one on his Facebook page and take him by the reins again. Or those photos from your wedding day and all the beautiful memories are gone within the twinkle of an eye. If you’ve never been there, I assure you, it is a terribly painful place to be in.

1Common Data Loss Situations

Some of the most common ways of losing data include mistakenly ejecting a drive or storage device which may still be in use from your pc. Or mishandling the storage device especially around magnetic objects. You may have tried to access the card on the Windows operating system and gotten the “repair or format” dialogue box pop-up right after you clicked in your xD card. And now, you managed to format your xD card. Not to worry, let's check out how to recover deleted files from xD card.

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2How to Recover Deleted Files from xD card

To recover deleted files xD card with AnyRecover is super easy and quick. All you need to do is following a few simple clicks, then your lost data will be retrieved without any hassle.


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Key Features of AnyRecover
  • With AnyRecover software users can finally recover their lost photos and videos. An interactive interface ensures that users with minimal technical know-how.

  • Whatever the classifications of files you are trying recover, AnyRecover goes a step further to ensure that all file extensions can be recovered with the click of a button. Regardless of the file type, AnyRecover can recover.

  • AnyRecover also allows for easy recovery from any storage media. However, prospective users must ensure that the storage devices involved are not physically damaged.

  • AnyRecover provides a whole month of free access to its services. This is to enable users to have insight into the capabilities of what they intend to pay for. Call it a testing phase.

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Here is a step by step approach on how to recover deleted files xD card.

Step 1: Open the software, and choose “External Device Recovery” mode that resonates with your goals.

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Step 2: After selecting your preferred mode, connect your xD card reader and select it in which you lost your file. Then click "Next" to continue.

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Step 3: Select the Photo tab then the “Scan” button to begin the process of recovery.

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Step 4: The device selected will now be scanned thoroughly for any files bearing any semblance to your query.

If after the scan, you cannot locate your files, then you can use the “All-round Recovery” utility to perform a more extensive search for files.

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Step 5: Once you are done scanning, you should be able to switch between the Tree view or File view modes on the left-side panel to find the data you need and preview each file by double-clicking on them. Simply hit the “Recover” button to retrieve it, then select another drive location for your recovered files for optimal results.

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3Tips to Recover Deleted Files from xD card

Do not set xD card as recovery drive

In a bid to ensure the best possible results, ensure to avoid setting your source device (xD card) i.e. the drive where the file you intend to recover was lost) as the recovery drive (the drive which AnyRecover copies recovered files) This will keep result at optimal levels.

Do not write additional data to the device

As soon as you realise the need to recover deleted files xD card, stop all operations on that media, especially copying or deleting. This drastically increases your chances of recovering your files intact.


By  James Crawford , to External Device Recovery

Updated on Dec 16, 2019

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