How to Recover Files from Formatted Memory Card?

Memory cards are compact removable non-volatile storage devices used in portable media devices like digital cameras, camcorders, handheld computers, audio players and mobile phones. In present days memory cards are much popular in the field of digital media devices because of their advantages like- huge storage space with compact size, cost-effectiveness, portability, etc. Since most of the memory cards use the FAT file system, they are compatible with both Mac and Windows OS.

Oftentimes, users prefer to format their memory cards to erase all the data. Sometimes formatting a memory card leads to loss of important files which results in critical data loss problems. Here are some of the reasons and scenarios where users can lose their files stored in the memory cards due to formatting.

  • Memory cards get corrupt due to improper ejection of the card from the digital cameras while it in use. Even disconnecting the card when it is connected to the computer without using proper "Eject" or "Safely Remove Hardware" option, etc. will lead to damages to the card file system. In order to use the corrupted card further, you will be required to format the card. In case if the corrupted card has some important files, then you will lose them
  • Even dreadful viruses and malware will damage the memory card files. A virus-infected card will lead to format errors
  • One might also unintentionally format the card and lose complete data from it

Remember- To avoid the loss of valuable files from the memory cards, it is better to maintain an updated backup of valuable files on the card. Even the ejection of the card is essential to avoid corruption issues.

The best solution to restore data from formatted memory card

Recover Formatted is a highly advanced tool used to unformat the memory card media. It can instantly retrieve files from formatted memory card and display them in the preview window (in Data View and File Type layouts). This utility supports all popular audio, video, and image file formats along with digital RAW photo files.

Excellent features of the Recover Formatted software

Steps to recover data from formatted memory card

Step 1: Open the Recover Formatted software on your system and plug the formatted memory card to it.

Step 2: Pick the Recover Files option that is given on the main screen.

Step 3: Specify the affected memory card for scanning.

Main Window

Fig A: Main Window

Step 4: The tool starts to scan the formatted memory cards.

Scanning in Progress

Fig B: Scanning in Progress

Step 5: All the recoverable media files appear under Data View and File Type View layouts.

List of Restored Files

Fig C: List of Restored Files

Step 6: Preview the file items and verify the recovered data.

Preview Recovered Data

Fig D: Preview Recovered Files

Step 7: Continue to pick a folder location to save the files retrieved from the memory card.

Saving Recovered Data

Fig E: Save the Recovered Data

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