Is it possible to unformat an SD card?
I got my SD card which used in my digital camera, I connected to the computer and transfer all my photos and videos on the card. The SD memory card is recognized by PC computer, 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 SD card are gone. I need my photos and videos back, how can I unformat 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 it will get your format data be overwritten. How to retrieve data from formatted SD card? The following guide we will show you the best SD memory card recovery software to help you unformat 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 card. The common SD card error is asking you to format the SD card while you using on the digital camera or connect it 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 able to access those files like photos, videos on your SD memory card. All data on the card, may still be get back by using Data Recovery Software. Also, the main thing you should format your SD card in a proper way. Learn how to format a Micro SD card in Windows computer.
Part 1. The Best SD Card Data Recovery Software
To unformat data from SD card, we recommend Recoverit Data Recovery Software. It is a reliable SD card recovery program, it supports to recover formatted data from any types of SD card like Micro SD card, memory card, CF card, TF card, SDHC card and others.
Unformat SD memory card data in easily, effectively, safely and completely.
Recover deleted or lost Data files from formatted SD card with high success rate.
Recover SD card data due to accidental deletion and lost, virus attacked or devices system crashed.
Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS 10.13, macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6.
Part 2. How to unformat your Data on SD Card
Download and install Recoverit SD Card Recovery software on your computer. This guide we will show you how to recover data from formatted SD card on Windows computer.
Note: If you are using a Mac, you can download Recoverit Mac Data Recovery and follow the guide how to recover formatted SD card data on Mac.
Step 1. Select Formatted Disk Recovery Mode
Launch Recoverit Data Recovery Software, unformat SD card data, you need select the "Formatted Disk Recovery" data recovery mode.
Step 2. Select the Formatted Memory Card
Connect your formatted SD memory card to the computer, select the SD card and click "Start" button to start scanning.
Step 3. Scanning your Formatted Memory Card.
Recoverit SD Card Data Recovery will start to scanning the formatted SD memory card, after the first scan, if you cannot get your data files, you need go to scan again with "All-Around Recovery" mode, it will search more files from the formatted SD card.
Step 4. Preview and Recover Data from SD Card.
Once the scan completed, you can preview all the recoverable files. Select the files and click "Recover" to recover data from 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. You should keep 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, it can help you retrieve data from formatted memory card in easily. Download and try it for now.
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