Restore Formatted SD Card - Recover Data from Corrupted SD Card


Secure Digital cards also known by the famous alias SD drives are flash memory cards which have different storage capacity running over 4 GB can be exceeded up to 32 GB. These SD cards allow you to save different multimedia files or documents like as photos, audios, videos, word files or any other informatics in systematic format under these capacitive spaces. These SD cards are highly used within Smartphones, digital camera etc devices. But however these memory cards come across number of problems during accessing stored data within it. Even while you may encounter difficulties in accessing transferred data from SD cards to computer system. Such situations may panic you and can’t be ignored. Some of the common structures that lead to card damage and hence harm your data badly on this saving device. Moreover, corruption and virus effects also lead to file inaccessibility on SD media cards and results in photos and several other multimedia files lost situation. Although, you can recover these data using created backup on your system. If in case there is no backup present, in that case you are highly recommended to use third party SD Card Recovery Software to tackle such condition and problem easily and hassle free manner.

Consider a circumstance, wherein, instead of transferring some of the pictures from your SD card to your computer system you receive error stating "Disk is not formatted. The disk in drive Letter is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" You even facing difficulties in connecting your memory card as your system is unable read your card. This may be a painful situation for any user that pushes you in worries. Don’t ignore such single error! These are not fake and that need some attention what it saying. Before knowing the reason behind the following error encountered on your screen, one should stop using any kind of process on their SD cards and must avoid using it further to overwritten the saved data to avoid permanent loss.


Some of the Causes behind SD Card Corruption or Data Loss are:


  • Your SD card has exceeded its capacity and is using FAT32X file system that leads to corruption or incomplete data storage.
  • SD card is corrupt due to improper handling or injection from camera or phones.

However this kind of situations are haunted but is not like that they have gone lost permanently from your memory/flash cards. If you are encountering such error and have clear idea about the reasons, then you would be necessary to follow these steps:


  • Use valid backup to recover lost or inaccessible files from your system.
  • Install and download third party SD Card Recovery Software to fix such related errors for your Windows or MAC operating system.

If in case backup does not work to repair damage or corruption, just format your system and get install SD Card Recovery Software or videos or any other file media easily even if no backup is available on your system.



Steps for SD Card Recovery


Step 1: Install and Run Card Data Recovery Tool on your system. Select the recovery option (Photos, Media, Document) and then click on “Next” button to proceed further.




Step 2: All the storage device available or connected to your computer will be displayed on the Interface as shown in image below. Select the drive or card from which you want to recover files and then click on “Scan” button to allow software to scan your storage device to find deleted or lost files.




Step 3: After completion of scanning process, you will be able to preview the recovered files. Now select the files that you want back and then simply click on ‘Recover” button. Select different place to save recovered files on your computer.



Note: For successful recovery stop using your media storage device (memory cards, hard drive, USB drive, digital camera, pen drive, phones, etc) from where you have deleted or lost your media and document files. Because if you add any new data on the storage device it will overwrite the existing data and hence you will lose the chances of recovery.