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How to Recover Data From Unformat SD Card

Is an SD card able to be unformatted?

I received the SD card that I use with my digital camera. I loaded all of my movies and pictures onto the card and linked to the computer. The SD memory card on the PC is detected, but an error message stating that the card is not formatted appears. Would you want to format it right now? Although I formatted it, the SD card now has none of my data. I want my movies and pictures back. How may a memory card be unformatted? Regards.

Indeed. You may use a data recovery tool to unformat your SD card. You should first make sure that no new data is saved on it and that your formatted data is not overwritten. How is data on a formatted SD card retrieved? We'll walk you through the finest SD memory card recovery software in the instructions below so you can unformat the SD card and retrieve your data.

A Quick Look at the Formatted SD Memory Card:

First, when you get a new SD memory card, it will tell you to clear it. When you connect your digital camera to your computer and get an SD card mistake, you may be asked to erase the card. The message "SD card is not formatted" appears. Let me know if you want to format it now.

When you format an SD card, do you get rid of all of its files? In fact, no. These things, like photos and movies, on your SD memory card will not be get to. If you use info Recovery Software, you may still be able to get back all the info on the card. Also, the most important thing is to prepare your SD card correctly. Find out how to set up a Micro SD card on a PC that runs Windows.

Using BLRTools on Windows or Mac to erase an SD card

We suggest using BLRTools Data Recovery Software to get back data that has been formatted on an SD card. It is a good tool for recovering data from SD cards. It can get back data that has been saved on any kind of SD card, including Micro SD cards, memory cards, CF cards, TF cards, SDHC cards, and more.

Get the BLRTools SD Card Recovery program and put it on your computer. This guide will show you how to get back info on an SD card that has been erased on a Windows computer.

Note: If you have a Mac, you can get BLRTools Mac Data Recovery and follow the steps in the guide to get back data from a wiped SD card on a Mac.

Step 1: Pick the memory card that has been formatted.

Make sure the SD card is prepared and then connect it to the computer. Choose the card and click "Start" to begin the scan.

Step 2: Scan your memory card after formatting it

BLRTools SD Card Data Recovery will begin to look through the formatted SD card. If you still can't get your files after the first check, you need to do it again in "All-Around Recovery" mode. It will look through the cleared SD card for more files.

Step 3: Look at the data on the SD card and get it back.

After the check is done, you can see a list of all the files that can be recovered. Pick out the files you want to get back and click "Recover" to get the data back from the formatted memory card.

You can use CMD to free format an SD card on Windows.

You can still use the built-in tools on Windows to unformat the SD card if you don't want to run any new software. Here are the exact steps you need to take to format the SD card on Windows using CMD:

Connect the SD card that has been formatted to your computer and make sure it works.

Press Win+R to open the Run box. To open Command Prompt, type CMD and click OK.

Type chkdsk : /f into the Command Prompt window and press Enter. Change to the drive name of the SD card that has been converted.

After that, type the following directions one at a time and press Enter after each one:

— Y— *(the SD card's formatted drive letter)

. attrib -h -r -s /s /d F:

It will get back all the lost data and save it in a new folder on the SD card if CMD is able to unformat the card.

Extra Tip: Do you know how to format your SD card?

Even after not formatting the SD card, you might still want to do that if it doesn't work well. It's possible. You can reformat an SD card on a Windows, Mac, or Android phone after first deformatting it. Here are the best ways to do this. Read the full guide we made for you on how to change an SD card to FAT32 for more information.

1. Use File Explorer to format the SD card on Windows.

Use of File Explorer is one of the best ways to format your SD Card. This is a simple way to finish the process:

Use an SD card reader or the SD card slot on your computer to connect the card.

Go to "This PC" in Windows File Explorer.

Right-click on the SD card when you find it. Pick Out Format.

In the new window that appears, click the button next to File system and pick the format you want. You can pick NTFS if you only use the card on Windows units. Pick FAT32 if you want to use it on a variety of platforms.

2. Use Windows's Disk Management to format the SD card.

Another good way to format an unformatted SD card on Windows is to use Disk Management. Just do it this way:

Pick Disk Management from the menu that appears when you right-click the Start button.

From the list of drives or folders, choose the SD card.

Pick up the SD card and press "Format."

From the drop-down menu, choose a file system and check the size of the allocation unit.

Check the box next to "Do a quick format," then click OK.

After that, there will be one pop-up alert. To start the editing process, press OK again.

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