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My SD card has been formatted can the files in it be restored?

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My SD card has been formatted can the files in it be restored?

SD card is a compact and portable storage device, and it can store a large number of data files. Because of the frequent use, the unexpected loss of data is inevitable. So how to recover the data in various loss situations is a problem that we need to solve.

"I have an SD card that haven't been used for several years. Recently, I want to use it again. When I formatted it into FAT32 format, I remembered that there were some videos stored in it. What can I do? How can I recover the data? Those videos are important for me!”

About SD Card Partitioning

SD card partitioning is to divide SD memory card into random access memory (RAM) and read-only memory (ROM). ROM is equivalent to the hard disk on your computer which determines the size of storage space, while RAM is equivalent to the memory of your computer. Its size determines the running speed of the storage device where the SD card is located.

Generally speaking, SD card is required to have the following three partitions to ensure the normal operation of ROM.

(1) The Fat32 partition: ordinary SD card space, for file storage, etc.

(2) The Ext4 partition: install the application to the SD card instead of the storage device where the SD card is located;

(3) The Swap partition: used to solve the problem of insufficient system memory, the system automatically will use this partition.

After knowing about SD card partition format, here is the way to retrieve the files stored in SD card when it is formatted.

Use UnCutData Recovery Wizard Free to Restore Your Lost Video

Uncut Data Recovery Wizard free is an integrated free data recovery software for different loss situations. Through several simple steps, it can quickly, efficiently and completely find important video lost due to SD card formatting for you.

Now let uncutdata Recovery Wizard Free show you how it will find back videos for you and help you solve problems through the following steps.

Step 1: Open the Software to Select the Format of Lost Data

First, please insert the SD card into the adapter.

Then open uncutData Recovery Wizard free, and you can see the format selection interface for the data.

The following two lines represent different file formats for you to choose. At this time, you need to select the file in video format. Then check the third picture from the left of the first line.

When the check is completed, a small circle with a check will appear in the lower right corner of the picture. At this time, you can click the "Next" button on the right, as shown in the figure below.

Step 2: Select the Original Location of the Lost File

What you need to do in this step is to select the disk where the lost digital file was originally located.

All the disks in your computer were listed on the interface, please find the disk corresponding to your SD card name and click on it. Then a small circle with a check will appear on the right side of the row of the SD card name. At this time, you can click the "Scan" button on the right to scan your SD card, as shown in the figure below.

Step 3: Scan Your SD Card

It takes a certain amount of time to complete the scanning of the whole SD card. The length of time is determined by the video in your SD card. The more video will take the longer scanning time, and vice versa. This is shown in the figure below.

Normally, if you have about 5GB video in your memory card, half a minute is enough to complete the full scan of the entire SD card. Please wait patiently.

Uncut Data Recovery Wizard free provides two scan modes, one is the fast scan just performed which can quickly restore files. It saves a lot of time, but this scan mode may not be perfect for scanning some deep files.

But you needn’t worry about that. Another kind of deep scan provided by the software will help you solve the problem of undetectable files. But it will take longer time. The specific operation of deep scan will be explained in the next step.

Step 4: Select the video you lost to recover

After scanning, you can browse all the files in your SD card through the left column of the interface.

What you need to do at this time is to browse the scanned SD card file, then find the lost video and select it. And then click the "Recovery" button in the upper right corner, as shown in the figure below.

If you can't find the lost video after a fast scan, please click the "Deep Scan" button in the yellow font on the interface at this time. UncutData Recovery Wizard free will scan deeply for you immediately. Please wait patiently again, as shown in the figure below.

After the deep scan is completed, find the lost video, select it and click the "Restore" button. Then the video in your SD card will be back to you in one piece. This is shown in the figure below.

Generally speaking, it is recommended that when scanning your SD card, you first perform a fast scan and then a deep scan to get the best recovery effect.

Above is the process of recovering the lost video in your SD card. The whole operation process is simple and clear. With only a few simple steps, you can quickly solve your problem and find the lost video. That is to say, for the new computer user who have never used the data recovery software, they can also quickly grasp the method to recover the data by themselves.

If you are worried about the loss of video, you can download uncutdata Recovery Wizard free software via the link below. If you still have concerns, you can download the free version to have a try before you pay for it. I believe it won't make you disappointed. The free version can restore 200 MB data for you.


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