How to Unformat Micro SD Card

This article we'll introduce the best SD card data recovery software to help you unformat SD memory card and get your data back.

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Dec 23, 2022 • Filed to: SD Card Solutions • Proven solutions

Is it possible to unformat an SD card?
I got my SD card which is used in my digital camera. I connected to the computer and transferred all my photos and videos on the card. The PC's SD memory card is recognized, but it shows the message 'SD card is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?'. I did format it, but all my files on the SD card are gone. I need my photos and videos back. How can I unformat a memory card? Thanks.

Yes. You can unformat your SD card with a data recovery tool. The first thing you need to do is do not save any new data on it or get your format data to be overwritten. How to retrieve data from a formatted SD card? In the following guide, we will show you the best SD memory card recovery software to help you unformat the SD card and get your data back.

Overview of Formatted SD Memory Card:

When you get a new SD memory card, the first thing it will advise you to format the card. The common SD card error asks you to format the SD card while using the digital camera connecting it to the computer. It shows the message 'SD card is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?'.
Does formatting an SD card delete its data files? Actually No. You won't be able to access those files like photos, videos on your SD memory card. All data on the card may still get back by using Data Recovery Software. Also, the main thing you should properly format your SD card. Learn how to format a Micro SD card on a Windows computer.

The Best SD Card Data Recovery Software

To unformat data from the SD card, we recommend Recoverit Data Recovery Software. It is a reliable SD card recovery program. It supports recovering formatted data from any type of SD cards like Micro SD card, memory card, CF card, TF card, SDHC card, and others.

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How to Unformat your Data on SD Card

Download and install Recoverit SD Card Recovery software on your computer. This guide will show you how to recover data from the formatted SD card on a Windows computer.

Note: If you are using a Mac, you can download Recoverit Mac Data Recovery and follow the guide on recovering formatted SD card data on Mac.

Step 1. Select the Formatted Memory Card

Connect your formatted SD memory card to the computer, select the SD card, and click the "Start" button to scan.

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Step 2. Scanning your Formatted Memory Card.

Recoverit SD Card Data Recovery will start to scan the formatted SD memory card. After the first scan, if you cannot get your data files, you need to scan again with the "All-Around Recovery" mode. It will search for more files from the formatted SD card.

scanning formatted memory card

Step 3. Preview and Recover Data from SD Card.

Once the scan is completed, you can preview all the recoverable files. Select the files and click "Recover" to recover data from the formatted memory card.

scanning formatted memory card

Note: Please do not save the recovered data files on the formatted SD memory card, or it will cause data loss and overwritten. It would help if you kept them in your computer hard drive or another storage device.

Unformat your SD card. You can get your data files back first. Recoverit Data Recovery is the best choice for you, and it can help you retrieve data from formatted memory cards easily. Download and try it for now.

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