Emergency! I need to unformat my SD card!

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Marcus Billy
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Emergency! I need to unformat my SD card!
Mar 19, 2013

OK! Yesterday, my little son accidentally formatted my SD card which had held all my photos and songs. I know there is a way to restore them back. But, I don’t know what it is. Do you know it? Please, this is urgent! Thank you!

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Athegn
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Re: Emergency! I need to unformat my SD card!
In reply to Marcus Billy, Mar 19, 2013

Google "recover sd card data"

you will find many answers.

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tom graham
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In reply to Athegn, Mar 19, 2013

Problem like that will make you a believer in backups.

Tom

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donaldsc
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In reply to Marcus Billy, Mar 19, 2013

You had all of your stuff on a SD card??  No backups??

I can't figure out why people do that.

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KewlEugene
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In reply to Marcus Billy, Mar 19, 2013

i use photorec

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

it's open source and free

it works very well at recovering lost images

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In reply to Marcus Billy, Mar 19, 2013

Recuva, from piriform

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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Nichscatty
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In reply to Marcus Billy, Mar 25, 2013

Marcus Billy wrote:

OK! Yesterday, my little son accidentally formatted my SD card which had held all my photos and songs. I know there is a way to restore them back. But, I don’t know what it is. Do you know it? Please, this is urgent! Thank you!

Yes! I also agree with the others that you should have make data backups before.

But, now, since you have formatted your photos without backups, I think a third-party recovery tool can be a good choice for you to get them back.

You could use a free memory card tool that can only let you restore 2GB data free. But it scans quick and deep:

http://www.freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/02/sd-card-picture-inaccessible.html

If it doesn’t works on your card, you could also try Recuva:

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

I simply hope you could restore your data completely and quickly.

Good luck!

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Marcus Billy
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In reply to Nichscatty, Mar 28, 2013

Thank you for your nice help. I have tried your recommended recovery freeware. Now, I have already taken back my lost data.

Thank you very much!

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nicole808
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In reply to Marcus Billy, Jun 15, 2013

dont worry, you can recover lost data from formatted SD card. I also accident formatted my SD card last time then I searched on Internet and found the SD card unformat solution. Take a look at this step by step sd card data recovery guide:

how to recover deleted formatted files from SD card

the SD card recovery guide is easy to follow and works well for me. So you may want to follow it to get back formatted files from SD card.

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ondalin
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In reply to Marcus Billy, 4 months ago

hello. please tell me how you recovered your files. my sd card wasn't readable with the card reader so i've formatted with my phone and now i can't find a solution to recover them. please tell m how you did it. thank you.

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In reply to KewlEugene, 4 months ago

KewlEugene wrote:

i use photorec

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

it's open source and free

it works very well at recovering lost images

YES, the right one!  saved me always.

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In reply to Marcus Billy, 4 months ago

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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In reply to KewlEugene, 4 months ago

Thank you Kewl. I don't know why there has to be 'smart' answers and not just a plain solution like yours. Two Thumbs up for helping out.

Larry

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In reply to ondalin, 4 months ago

ondalin wrote:

hello. please tell me how you recovered your files. my sd card wasn't readable with the card reader so i've formatted with my phone and now i can't find a solution to recover them. please tell m how you did it. thank you.

The OP replied to this post, which contained the solution.

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