Recover and view data from SD card

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How do I recover and view data from formatted SD card?


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i7 HP, WIN 7 OS
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How do I recover and view data from formatted SD card?

First of all, do not use or continue using the formatted SD card! The data may still be on the SD card and you do not want to replace it with new data.

Now, there are many software programs you can find on-line to recover your data.

I´d start with Recuva, a program by Piriform, which also developes well-known and award-winning cleaning and optimisation programs, CCleaner and Defraggler.

Recuva is a free, quick and easy data recovery program you can use and download from the following link: https://www.piriform.com/recuva (in order to download the free version, you must access the Filehippo.com website)

Download, install and follow the steps. You can choose to search for all data or more specific files such as pictures, documents, videos, etc. You can also enable a deep scan which might take longer but is definitely worth the try!

After the search of erased data, you will find a list of files you can recovery along with their condition/state of recovery (unrecoverable, very poor, poor, excellent).

Always try to save the recovered files onto a different drive such as C:\ or a USB stick. Do not save the data on the same SD card you performed data recovery!

And that´s about it! Good luck recoverying erased data!
Tony

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  • clark445kent
    Hi,

    Manually it is not possible to recover data from a formatted SD card. You have to use a third party tool like SysTools Data Recovery, kernel, Stellar, Recuva and so on. You can choose according to your requirement. I hope it will be helpful for you.

    Note: Use trial edition before purchasing any third party utility.

    Thanks & Regards
    Clark Kent
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  • Brijesh
    Can also try with EaseUS Data Recovery which might help you to recover the data from SD card.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    If it was formatted (as mentioned) not possible to recover data with 100% guarantee. Either you can try with any 3rd party tool, they can do, but the job will not full proof. Maximum files will have junk characters and very few have good ones. I have experienced earlier and tried in every possible manner but it was not full proof.                                 
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  • jinteik
    I agree that you wont get back 100%. Last time when my hard disk crash with the recovery tool, I got back only about 20% of my files.
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  • Harisheldon
    If you already did a format of the card, unless you have some special software, which is expensive, then your chance of recovering that data is nil.
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