Emergency! I need to unformat my SD card!

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Marcus Billy New Member • Posts: 2
Emergency! I need to unformat my SD card!

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 Senior Member • Posts: 1,185
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Google "recover sd card data"

you will find many answers.

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tom graham Senior Member • Posts: 1,103
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Problem like that will make you a believer in backups.

Tom

donaldsc Senior Member • Posts: 2,505
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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 Regular Member • Posts: 306
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i use photorec

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

it's open source and free

it works very well at recovering lost images

proseak Regular Member • Posts: 422
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Recuva, from piriform

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

Nichscatty New Member • Posts: 1
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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!

Marcus Billy OP New Member • Posts: 2
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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!

nicole808 New Member • Posts: 2
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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.

ondalin New Member • Posts: 1
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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.

3dreal Senior Member • Posts: 2,271
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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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http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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Laza999 Regular Member • Posts: 131
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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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Mark B. Forum Pro • Posts: 19,769
Re: Emergency! I need to unformat my SD card!

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.

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oliverpowell New Member • Posts: 17
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Data recovery from SD card is possible if there are no read/write (overwritting) actions has been performed. I found myself lucky in getting pictures back from SanDisk SD card that gone bad accidentally. I've used Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery tool and it really helped me well in getting files back easily.

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JohnLGaynor New Member • Posts: 5
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Memory card error is common problems in various sd cards and cf cards. I took a closer look at my little SD memory card. It has a sliding lock on it to protect data. Check to see if the card works when you slide that lock up or down. Read more about memory card:

http://www.uflysoft.com/data-recovery-mac/memory-card-error.html

http://www.uflysoft.com/data-recovery-mac/get-back-deleted-files-from-memory-card.html

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