Question: originally, I partitioned the SD card of my digital camera to 2 partitions in Windows Disk Management (one for photos and the other for videos), but one of them got lost after a virus attack and became unallocated. Since the lost one saves very precious photos, I’m eager to know how to restore partition on SD card. Or is there a solution to recovering files from the lost partition?
Answer: unlike deleted files, lost partition will not be saved temporarily, so users had better restore missing partitions by using third party partition recovery software. Here, we suggest using MiniTool Partition Wizard which retrieves lost or deleted partition by repairing partition table. It is safe enough to ensure data security, but users had better not do any operation on SD card once realizing partition loss, because it may affect partition recovery effect. Detailed steps are as follows.
How to Restorer Partition on SD Card with MiniTool Partition Wizard
Firstly, download and install this free partition recovery software to computer (it is free for all non server users). Then, make the SD card connected with computer. Next, run Partition Wizard to get its starting interface and click “Launch Application” to enter the main window below:
In the interface above both local devices and external devices are listed. Please select the SD card which lost partition and click “Partition Recovery” function from the left action panel to retrieve missing partitions.
Then, set scanning range for the SD card and click “Next>”. After that, set scanning method for the specified scanning range and click “Next>”. After scanning, all existing partitions and lost partitions are shown:
At this time, please check all needed partitions and click “Finish” to go back to the main interface. Note: unchecked partitions will be lost even if they exist now.
Now the lost partition on SD card is visible but does not have drive letter. At this time, we can explore the partition to see whether its photos are intact. If all needed photos are here, please appoint it with a drive letter and click “Apply” on the top to apply all changes. If not, undo or discard changes and then recover files from lost partition with MiniTool Power Data Recovery.
If users are troubled by how to restore partition on SD card or other storage devices, try this partition recovery software for free.