2 Solutions to Recover Lost Partition SD Card

Working to recover lost partitions SD card? Read and check two solutions on how to recover lost partitions on SD card on this page.


By Penny / Updated on May 23, 2024

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Designed for portable devices, the SD card is a ting storage device with a large storage capacity. It has enjoyed great popularity among digital cameras, laptops, mobile phones, media players, and GPS receivers.

Nevertheless, if you suffer partition loss due to accidental deletion or disk missing, you’ll be put in the position of losing massive amounts of data. Can you recover lost partition on SD card? How to recover lost partition on SD card? Continue to read below and get the answer.

Can you recover lost partition on SD card?


I deleted a partition on my SD card accidentally. Is there any accessible way to recover it? Thanks.


My partition was gone. It means a lot to me, but I couldn’t find it. How to recover lost partitions on SD cards? Thanks.

In a nutshell, yes, you can recover lost partition on SD card with the help of a powerful partition recovery software - AOMEI Partition Assistant. It will scan the entire disk to locate deleted or lost partitions via its partition table and recover them safely and effectively.

More surprisingly, if your SD card is not overwritten, the data is also recoverable. You can use the easiest method - recover lost partition on SD card using AOMEI Partition Assistant or recover data from SD card using a reliable data recovery software and then recreate partition with Disk Management. 

Way 1: Recover lost partition on SD card without losing data (Easiest)

Please pay attention that if you’ve found the partition was gone, you’re supposed to stop using your SD card and don’t write new data on it. Otherwise, your partition and data may not be recovered completely.

Don't worry about this much. Let the Partition Recovery wizard in AOMEI Partition Assistant help you. Its advanced scanning methods in this feature can help you find not only the lost partition but also the data in it.

Fast Search: This is the recommended search method to recover lost partition on SD card. 
Full Search: This method will search every sector of the selected disk, and take longer. It's recommended when Fast Search fails.
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Step 1. Install and launch its demo version on your PC. Select "Recover" > “Partition Recovery” on the top panel and select the SD card containing lost partition. Then, click the “Next” button.

Parition Recovery Wizard

Step 2. You’re supposed to select “Fast Search” > “Next” to find your deleted/lost partition quickly. If it fails, select Full Search again.

Search Method

Step 3. After scanning, you can select your desired partition from a list of recovered results. Then click “Proceed” to go on.

Select Lost Partition

Step 4. After the partition recovery process completes, click “Finish” to exit the window after the “Congratulationsmessage pops up.


Way 2: Recover lost partition on SD card via Disk Management

At the same time, many users may ignore that incorrect file deletion and virus attacks could lead to unallocated space. If you cannot see the deleted partition via File Explorer, you may mistakenly think the partition is gone. But this may not be the case.

In fact, you just need to create a new simple volume in Disk Management, it will display on the File Explorer again. However, this operation will overwrite data on the unallocated space if you don't recover them at first. If you don't want to lose them, you can try free data recovery software - MyRecover to help you.

Free Data Recovery Software for SD Card
  • Recover deleted or lost data from lost partitions, or other data loss scenarios.
  • Compatible with different SD card types, such as Standard SD card, micro/mini SD card, CF card, SDHC/SDXC, xPicture SD card, etc. 
  • Support different SD card brands, such as Panasonic SD card recovery, Nikon, Canon, Kodak, FujiFilm, Olympus, Samsung, Lexar, Transcend, Toshiba, Kingston, SanDisk and more.
  • Supports a wide range of file types on SD card, such as 3FR file recovery, CR2/CR3, CRW, DCR, DNG, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAF, RAW, RW2, RWL, TIF, X3F, MP3, WMA, M4V, MP4, R3D, etc.
  • Keep the recovered images, videos, documents, etc., with their original path, format, and quality.

Part 1: Recover Data from Lost Partition with MyRecover

Before starting, we need to note this software can only be used on Windows 7, 8, 10, 11, and Windows Server 2008(R2), 2012(R2), 2016(R2), 2019, 2022, etc. Download it on any version of them. 

Step 1. After loading the SD card, hover the mouse over it and click "Scan".


Step 2. It will automatically run the Quick Scan & Deep Scan scanning methods to scan every sector of your external disk and display all the recoverable files.


During the process, you can search the file name or filter your lost files by file type, date modified or size.

  • Type: It will contain all the file types in the local drive, such as images, videos, documents, mails, webpage, compressed files, etc.
  • Data Modified: It supports today, yesterday, last 7 days, last 30 days, and custom.
  • Size: It allows you to filter file size from less than 128KB to 128KB ~1MB to 1MB ~ 512MB and above, or custom.

Step 3. Select your lost files on SD card and click the Recover x files button. You will then be asked to select a location to save the recovered files. Please select a new location to prevent data overwriting. 


Except for SD card, you can also use it to recover deleted files from external hard drive, or USB flash drive, regardless of brands and size.

Part 2: Create a New Simple Volume in Disk Management

Step 1. Press Windows + R”, then enter “diskmgmt. msc” in the window and click “OK” to open it.

Step 2. Locate the unallocated space in the disk management window. Right-click on the unallocated space, and click “New Simple Volume”.


Step 3. Click “Next” on the Welcome to New Simple Volume Wizard window.


Step 4. Enter a smaller simple volume size in the box on the Specify Volume Size window, then click “Next”.


Step 5. Type a new drive letter for the new partition via “Assign the following drive letter”, then click “Next”.


Step 6. Select Format this volume with the following settings” > “Next”. (Ensure the file system is NTFS.)


Step 7. After that, you can click “Finish” to close the last window and go back to the main disk management window.

Wrapping up

This tutorial offers you two solutions to recover lost partitions SD card. If you want to address this issue with no effort, AOMEI Partition Assistant Wizard is your better choice.

Here, we’d like to share other practical tips with you. If you put it into practice, maybe you’ll be far away from data loss.

Do not remove the SD card or close the system when the SD is reading/writing data.
Do not use the same SD card on multiple devices.
Ensure the electronic device recognizes your SD card.
Use the original battery to ensure power stability.
Avoid the high temperature and humidity environment.
Make regular backups using the Windows feature such as Windows File History.
Use free backup software-AOMEI Backupper to create regular backups.
Penny · Editor
Penny works as an editor at AOMEI Technology, while she's a tester and editor for AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. She enjoys helping users with data recovery issues on Windows and iPhones using simple and practical solutions. Outside of work, she has a strong affection for pets, particularly giant pandas.