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How to Recover Data after Formatting SD Card

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Jan 27, 2024 • Filed to: SD Card Solutions • Proven solutions

How can I Recover Files from a Formatted SD Card?
Accidentally formatted the SD card and all my data files get lost. How can I get my data back after formatting the SD card?

Even your SD memory card got formatted, your all data files still stored on the card, they just cannot be accessible. Do not save any new data on it, or your lost data will be overwritten. As follow, we will show you the easy way to retrieve data from the formatted card with Recoverit Data Recovery software.

What Does Format SD Card Mean and Why You Need to Format It

What does format SD card mean? It will erase your all data? When do you need to format an SD card?

Put simply, the formatting is to divide a blank disc into small areas, and numbered for computer storage and read data. Without this format action, the computer will not know where to write and read. The hard disk must first partition to use, after the disk partitions, the next step is to FORMAT the hard disk, all hard disk must be formatted before using. Formatting is the creation of tracks and sectors on a disk. After the tracks and sectors are created, the computer can use the disk to store data. In Windows and DOS operating systems, there are programs to format, but once the hard disk format, hard disk data will be lost. So before you do this, make sure the data on the disk is still needed, and if so, backup it

How to Recover Data from Formatted SD Card

Once your SD card got formatted, all your data files will be lost. As the first section mentioned, with the powerful formatted SD card recovery software can help you get all lost data back. Here we recommend Recoverit Data Recovery software, it is a professional formatted card recovery program, it can easily unformat the card and recover your files back.

3 Steps to Recover Files from Formatted SD Card

Download and install Recoverit Formatted Data Recovery software on your computer, connect your formatted card to the PC. Follow the next 3 steps to recover the formatted card:

Step 1. Launch Recoverit Data Recovery, select your formatted SD card to get started.

Select formatted SD card

Step 2. The format recovery will start scanning the card to restore your data and files. The scanning will last for a few minutes.

scanning the formatted card data

Step 3. At the end of scanning, you can check all recovered data and files. Preview many kinds of files like photo, video, audio, music, Word, Excel, PPT, and PDF.

Select your files and click the "Recover" button to save all recovered files to a safe device.

preview recovered data files

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This is the best and easy way to recover your formatted SD card with Recoverit Data Recovery software. Security to unformat the SD card and retrieve all lost data files back.

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