With portable flash drives now as ubiquitous as fresh air we store all sorts of important information on them from important and sensitive documents to family and holiday snaps on digital SD cards. Never mind the heartache data loss that these devices can cause, it can also cause practical problems especially if these devices store the fruit of labors or sensitive information. However, the good news is that most of the time data can be recovered from flash drives and SD cards. And here’s how.
If our computer hard drive crashes there’s usually a period of weeping and wailing, followed by some form of remedial action – if possible. If a USB flash drive* or SD card gets wiped there’ll likely be a period of shocked silence, quickly followed by weeping and wailing. We usually don’t expect data from USB drives or SD cards to disappear. Or do we? But accidents can and do happen, for instance, it’s easy to unintentionally erase or overwrite existing data. And then there are the following failures too that
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